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ENERGY & OFFSHORE | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Chinese solar farm operator delays Hong Kong IPO

Xinyi Energy Holdings cited a broader equity selloff in the country.

Bloomberg reports that Chinese solar farm owner Xinyi Energy Holdings, a unit of Xinyi Solar Holdings, is postponing its $582m initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong amidst a broad equity sell-off where the Hang Seng Index has fallen by 20% since January.

Sources told Bloomberg that the firm does not have a timetable for relaunching the deal. It expected to price 1.88 billion shares.

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An external representative for Xinyi Energy said she couldn’t immediately comment. Xinyi Energy marketed its shares at HK$1.89 to HK$2.42 each and expected to start trading 21 December.

Xinyi Energy’s initial solar farm portfolio has an aggregate approved capacity of 954MW spread across Hubei, Anhui, Fujian, and the Tianjin municipality.

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