China News Service, Beijing, July 2 (Pang Wuji, Mei Yunqiu) According to data released by the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers on the 2nd, the number of A-share initial public offerings (IPOs) doubled in the first half of the year, and the total amount of financing exceeded 200 billion yuan ( RMB, the same below), the annual financing scale is expected to hit a record high, exceeding 500 billion yuan.

  The data released on the same day showed that the A-share IPO momentum in the first half of 2021 was strong, and both the number of IPOs and the amount of financing increased significantly over the same period last year.

In the first half of the year, a total of 245 new A shares were listed, an increase of 108% over the same period last year, and the total financing amounted to 210.9 billion yuan, an increase of 51% over the same period last year.

  The implementation of the registration system has accelerated the speed of A-share IPOs.

In the first half of the year, the number of registered IPOs and the amount of financing have exceeded the approval system, and the number of registered IPOs and the amount of financing accounted for 70% and 59%, respectively.

The number of IPOs on the Sci-tech Innovation Board and ChiNext Board under the pilot registration system were 86 and 85 respectively, ranking first and second.

  In terms of financing amount, in the first half of the year, the Shanghai Main Board had the highest financing amount at 74.1 billion yuan, accounting for 35%, followed by the Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Board with 70.8 billion yuan in financing.

  At the press conference that day, PricewaterhouseCoopers China Market Lead Partner Liang Weijian said that thanks to China’s domestic economic recovery and the staged success of the registration system reform, the A-share IPO market developed well in the first half of the year, and the science and technology innovation board and entrepreneurship The board has become the "new force" for listing.

  Liang Weijian predicts that the IPO market will continue to be active in the second half of the year. The number of A-share multi-tier capital market IPO companies in 2021 will reach 430-490, and the scale of financing is expected to hit a record high, exceeding 500 billion yuan.

  Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related companies are gaining more and more investors' favor.

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, in the A-share market, the number of IPOs of ESG-related companies has increased significantly. In the first half of the year alone, 21 ESG-related companies went public, accounting for 9% of the number of IPOs.

A total of 25 ESG-related companies will be listed in 2020, accounting for 6% of the annual IPOs.

  Sun Jin, a partner of PwC China's integrated business services department, said that in the medium and long term, in order to achieve sustainable development and protect the domestic ecological environment, China is an inevitable choice to develop a green and low-carbon economy, which is expected to reshape China's economy. , And affect many industries and enterprises.

In the next 30 years, in order to achieve carbon neutrality, China needs to increase green investment of 138 trillion yuan, and investment by ESG-related companies will become a hot spot.

  From the perspective of China's concept stock listing activities, in the first half of 2021, China's concept stock listing activities continued to remain active, and the number of companies listed in the United States reached a record high. In the first half of the year, a total of 35 Chinese companies listed on the U.S. stock market with a financing amount of USD 12.3 billion. The number of IPOs and the amount of financing increased by 119% and 373% respectively over the same period last year. The industry is dominated by retail, consumer goods and services, information technology and telecommunications companies. (Finish)

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