China’s car maker BYD gets approval for IPO
Published on June 17, 2011 by Tycho de Feyter
BYD Co Ltd, the Chinese car maker backed by US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, said late Thursday that it had received formal approval from China’s top securities regulator for an A-share listing on the Shenzhen market.
The company, which already has shares listed in Hong Kong, planned to list no more than 79 million yuan-denominated shares, or A-shares, on the Shenzhen bourse, according to a statement filed with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
The auto maker, in which Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc has a 9.9 percent stake, also said it would start the IPO roadshow on June 20.