Aequitas Research

Aequitas Research is a leading ECM research firm with a focus on IPOs and placements/follow-on offerings across the Asia Pacific with deal size of over USD100m. 

Since 2015, we have covered 400+ IPOs and 450+ placements with a hit rate of 73% and 65%, respectively. We combine fundamental bottom-up views with our proprietary quantitative framework to provide a holistic analysis.
 
Our coverage includes pre-IPO notes before the deal is launched, follow-up analysis once the deal is live and post-listing trading analysis. We also provide a more quant driven analysis on placement/follow-on offerings.
 
Markets that we cover include:
Hong Kong,
China ADRs,
India,
Japan,
Australia, and
ASEAN.

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Sumeet Singh

Kuaishou Technology IPO

Kuaishou Technology (KT) is a content community and social platform that is looking to raise upto US$6.2bn in its Hong Kong IPO. The company is backed by Tencent, Sequoia China, Baidu, DST Global, Boyu Capital, Temasek and others. As of nine months ended Sep 2020, it had 305m daily active users (DAUs), who spent 86 mins on average on the app every day. It also had 769m monthly active users (MAUs) and total e-commerce GMV of RMB204.1bn. On an average 1.1bn short videos were uploaded on its app during 1H20. As per iResearch, Kuaishou was globally the largest live streaming platform by gross ...

Sumeet Singh

Home First Finance IPO

Home First Finance (HFF) is an affordable housing finance company targeting first time home buyers in low and middle-income groups. The company aims to raise around US$160m in its India IPO. It is backed by True North, GIC and Bessemer and has recently obtained an investment from Warburg Pincus as well. HFF has grown rapidly over the past few years, driven by an expansion in its branch network and large number of new customers. Over FY17-20, HFF’s loan grew at a CAGR of 62%, while its earnings grew even faster with NII growing at 68%, PPoP at 117% and PAT at 128% CAGR. It still remains large...

Sumeet Singh

Kuaishou Technology Pre-IPO

Kuaishou Technology (KT) is a content community and social platform that is looking to raise around US$5bn in its Hong Kong IPO. The company is backed by Tencent, Sequoia China, Baidu, DST Global, Boyu Capital, Temasek and others. As of nine months ended Sep 2020, it had 305m daily active users (DAUs), who spent 86 mins on average on the app every day. It also had 769m monthly active users (MAUs) and total e-commerce GMV of RMB204.1bn. On an average 1.1bn short videos were uploaded on its app during 1H20. As per iResearch, Kuaishou was globally the largest live streaming platform by gross ...

Sumeet Singh

Indigo Paints IPO

Indigo Paints (IP) is engaged in the business of manufacturing paints in India. It was the fifth largest company in the Indian decorative paint industry, in terms of revenue from operations in FY20 and was the fastest growing among the top five paint companies. Revenue from operations have grown at 41.9% CAGR over FY10-19 and 24.7% CAGR over FY18-20. Margins have been on an uptrend as well and hence, over FY18-20, gross profit grew at 36% CAGR, EBITDA at 87.8% and PATMI at 92.8%. The company has adopted a strategy of targeting smaller cities and rural areas to build its dealer network and t...

Sumeet Singh

Kuaishou Technology Pre-IPO

Kuaishou Technology (KT) is a content community and social platform that is looking to raise around US$5bn in its Hong Kong IPO. The company is backed by Tencent, Sequoia China, Baidu, DST Global, Boyu Capital, Temasek and others. As of six months ended Jun 2020, it had 302m daily active users (DAUs), who spent 85 mins on average on the app every day. It also had 776m monthly active users (MAUs) and total e-commerce GMV of RMB109.6bn. On an average 1.1bn short videos were uploaded on its app during 1H20. As per iResearch, Kuaishou was globally the largest live streaming platform by gross b...

Sumeet Singh

Kuaishou Technology IPO

Kuaishou Technology (KT) is a content community and social platform that is looking to raise upto US$6.2bn in its Hong Kong IPO. The company is backed by Tencent, Sequoia China, Baidu, DST Global, Boyu Capital, Temasek and others. As of nine months ended Sep 2020, it had 305m daily active users (DAUs), who spent 86 mins on average on the app every day. It also had 769m monthly active users (MAUs) and total e-commerce GMV of RMB204.1bn. On an average 1.1bn short videos were uploaded on its app during 1H20. As per iResearch, Kuaishou was globally the largest live streaming platform by gross ...

Sumeet Singh

Home First Finance IPO

Home First Finance (HFF) is an affordable housing finance company targeting first time home buyers in low and middle-income groups. The company aims to raise around US$160m in its India IPO. It is backed by True North, GIC and Bessemer and has recently obtained an investment from Warburg Pincus as well. HFF has grown rapidly over the past few years, driven by an expansion in its branch network and large number of new customers. Over FY17-20, HFF’s loan grew at a CAGR of 62%, while its earnings grew even faster with NII growing at 68%, PPoP at 117% and PAT at 128% CAGR. It still remains large...

Sumeet Singh

Kuaishou Technology Pre-IPO

Kuaishou Technology (KT) is a content community and social platform that is looking to raise around US$5bn in its Hong Kong IPO. The company is backed by Tencent, Sequoia China, Baidu, DST Global, Boyu Capital, Temasek and others. As of nine months ended Sep 2020, it had 305m daily active users (DAUs), who spent 86 mins on average on the app every day. It also had 769m monthly active users (MAUs) and total e-commerce GMV of RMB204.1bn. On an average 1.1bn short videos were uploaded on its app during 1H20. As per iResearch, Kuaishou was globally the largest live streaming platform by gross ...

Sumeet Singh

Indigo Paints IPO

Indigo Paints (IP) is engaged in the business of manufacturing paints in India. It was the fifth largest company in the Indian decorative paint industry, in terms of revenue from operations in FY20 and was the fastest growing among the top five paint companies. Revenue from operations have grown at 41.9% CAGR over FY10-19 and 24.7% CAGR over FY18-20. Margins have been on an uptrend as well and hence, over FY18-20, gross profit grew at 36% CAGR, EBITDA at 87.8% and PATMI at 92.8%. The company has adopted a strategy of targeting smaller cities and rural areas to build its dealer network and t...

Sumeet Singh

Kuaishou Technology Pre-IPO

Kuaishou Technology (KT) is a content community and social platform that is looking to raise around US$5bn in its Hong Kong IPO. The company is backed by Tencent, Sequoia China, Baidu, DST Global, Boyu Capital, Temasek and others. As of six months ended Jun 2020, it had 302m daily active users (DAUs), who spent 85 mins on average on the app every day. It also had 776m monthly active users (MAUs) and total e-commerce GMV of RMB109.6bn. On an average 1.1bn short videos were uploaded on its app during 1H20. As per iResearch, Kuaishou was globally the largest live streaming platform by gross b...

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