CHENGDU, China, March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Senmiao Technology Limited ("Senmiao" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:AIHS), an online lending platform in China connecting investors with individual and small-to-medium-sized enterprise ("SME") borrowers and creditors, today announced the closing of its firm initial public offering of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $4.00 per share, for total gross proceeds of approximately US$12.0 million. The shares began trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market on March 16, 2018 under the ticker symbol "AIHS".
The Company expects to receive aggregate gross proceeds of approximately US$12.0 million from this offering, before deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other related expenses. In addition, Senmiao has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 379,400 common shares at the public offering price, less underwriting discount and commissions.
The Company intends to use the proceeds from this offering for business development, technology development and new hires, as well as for general working capital purposes.
ViewTrade Securities, Inc., a global provider of brokerage, investment banking, corporate/advisory and trading platform services, acted as sole book-running manager for the offering.
A registration statement relating to the securities being sold in this offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 15, 2018. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus, forming a part of the registration statement. A copy of the final prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from ViewTrade Securities, via email: IB@Viewtrade.com or standard mail at ViewTrade Securities, 7280 W Palmetto Park Rd, #310, Boca Raton, FL 33433, Attn: Prospectus Department. In addition, a copy of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained via the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP acted as U.S. legal counsel to the Company, and Schiff Hardin LLP acted as legal counsel to the underwriters.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Senmiao Technology Limited
Headquartered in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Senmiao Technology Limited operates an online lending platform, www.ihongsen.com, that connects Chinese investors with individual and small-to-medium-sized enterprise borrowers and creditors. For more information about the Company, please visit: www.ihongsen.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
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At the Company:
Tony Tian, CFA
Weitian Group LLC
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