A Big Year For US IPOs By Chinese Companies

Law360, New York (January 9, 2018, 2:20 PM EST) -- The U.S. capital markets produced 24 initial public offerings by China-based companies in 2017, up from nine in 2015 and 10 in 2016, making 2017 the most active year for IPOs by China-based companies since the previous IPO fever about seven years ago. Two distinctive trends emerged in 2017.

While the first half of 2017 witnessed only three IPOs, fairly consistent with the slow pace in the past two years, we saw a significant surge in market activities starting in August, reaching a peak of seven IPOs for the month of November alone. In the second half of 2017, there were...

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