Shanghai Aohua Photoelectricity Endoscope Co. Ltd. was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Star Market in China on Nov. 15, with the share prices jumping 71.16% on the first day. Aohua Endoscopy offered 33.34 million shares at ¥22.5 (US$3.53) per share. It raised ¥750 million in this IPO, higher than projected ¥640 million it projected to raise.
A successful fundraising round by a Chinese surgical robot developer last week underscored the potentially fast growth of a sector that remains underdeveloped in China. Chinese surgical robot company Edge Medical Robotics Co. Ltd. raised $200 million in a series C round, and plans to use the funds for the commercialization of its core products.
Beijing Airdoc Technology Co. Ltd. raised HK$1.67 billion (US$214.8 million) with its IPO on the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) on Nov. 5, falling below its expectations of a $500 million raise. Share prices for the artificial intelligence-based (AI) medical imaging firm were priced at HK$75.10 apiece and dropped 3.5% to HK$72.50.