On August 23, 2023, VNG Limited (“VNG” or the “Company”) submitted its initial public offering (“IPO”) application to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), positioning the company for a listing on the Nasdaq. According to documents filed by VNG with the SEC, the company plans to offer approximately 21.7 million shares in the IPO. However, the fundraising size and the offering price have yet to be determined.

VNG’s diverse business operations encompass gaming, music sharing, information services, streaming, news portals, and mobile payment solutions. Notably, the company owns Zalo, a social communication platform that outpaced Meta’s FB Messenger in 2020, making it Vietnam’s top chat app with an impressive 75 million monthly active users.

As a Vietnamese unicorn company, VNG has received significant investments, primarily from Tencent Holdings Ltd (HKG: 0700), the Chinese tech giant. Other notable shareholders include B Capital Group, led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, Mirae Asset Financial Group under Hyeon Joo Park, and Singaporean state-linked investment firms GIC Limited and Temasek Holdings Limited.

VNG’s IPO closely follows the recent listing of VinFast (NASDAQ: VFS) in the U.S., once again signifying Vietnam’s growing presence in the global tech industry. These developments highlight Vietnam’s increasing influence on the global tech innovation stage, offering both opportunities and challenges for companies in the region.

Transaction Overview

Addentax Group Corp. stated that it has entered an agreement with certain accredited investors for a private issuance of senior secured convertible notes for $15,000,000 on January 4, 2023. The company will issue two senior secured convertible notes with an original principal amount of $8,333,333.33 for total gross proceeds of $16,666,666.66.

The company issued convertible notes at a 10% initial discount. The notes bear a 5% annual interest rate, and the Company will be required to pay instalment amounts or, at its option, redeem such amounts under the Notes each month beginning on the last trading day of the calendar month in which the control account trigger date occurs, and thereafter, on the last trading day of each calendar month until the maturity date of July 4, 2024, at which time all outstanding amounts remaining, if any, will be due and payable in full. Beginning after the original date of issuance, the Convertible Notes are convertible into shares of Common Stock at an initial conversion price of $1.25 per share. The company also granted warrants to purchase up to 16,077,172 shares of common stock at $1.25 per share.

The Notes, Warrants, and shares issuable upon conversion of the Notes and exercise of the Warrants are offered and sold in accordance with exemptions from the Securities Act provided by Section 4(a)(2) and Rule 506 of Regulation D established thereunder.

Hexcellence Consulting is proud to announce that our client, Addentax Group Corp. (NASDAQ: ATXG) has successfully up-listed to Nasdaq Capital Market from OTCQB on August 30, 2022, securing $25 million IPO. Addentax Group Corp. is the 8th Chinese issuer listed on US Nasdaq in 2022. 

ATXG engage Hexcellence Consulting 4 years ago for current reporting services, since then we have work closely to prepare for this moment.

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market cap and finished 292% above its IPO price.

Manufacturer of graphene products with development,
manufacturing and marketing in China and Hong Kong, Graphex Group Limited
(NASDAQ: GRFX), raised $12 million at a $79 million market cap and finished 0%
above its IPO price.

Three IPOs and four SPAC went public in the week of June 13, 2022 led by Lytus Technologies (NASDAQ: LYT) Indian provider of content streaming and telecasting services, raised $12 million at a $175 million market cap and finished 389% below its IPO price.

The one SPAC went public this past week are:

1.      Feutune Light Acquisition (no selected target industry)

Together, all the SPACs raised a total of $85 million.

One IPOs and one SPAC went public in the week of June 6, 2022 led by Phoenix Motor Inc (NASDAQ: PEV), a maker of electric vehicles and drive systems being spun out of SPI Energy, raised $16 million at a $155 million market cap and finished 57% below its IPO price.

The one SPAC went public this past week are:

1.      Acri Capital Acquisition (technology-enabled sectors in North America SPAC)

Together, all the SPACs raised a total of $75 million.