Written by wordpress627 on March 5, 2018


February was a strong month for F-1 filings, with law firms Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Davis Polk & Wardwell ringing their bells with the month’s largest IPO, iQiyi, Inc., a $1.5B offer amount. Latham & Watkins came in second with Spotify’s direct listing on the NYSE for a $1B offer amount.

Like an S-1, a form F-1 must be filed with the SEC by foreign private issuers before they can make an IPO or other first-time security offering in the United States.

Issuer Form Issuer Counsel Underwriter Underwriter Counsel Amount Date
ELECTRAMECCANICA VEHICLES CORP. F-1 Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP Not specified Not specified $27.5MM 1-Feb
TIPMEFAST, INC. S-1 Elaine A. Dowling, Esq. of EAD Law Group, LLC Not specified Not specified 65MM 2-Feb
EXENT CORP. S-1 Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified $200MM 2-Feb
POLYPID LTD. F-1 Cooley LLP Cowen and Company, LLC
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Latham & Watkins LLP $86.25MM 8-Feb
 BIOXCEL THERAPEUTICS, INC. S-1 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton LLP Barclays Capital Inc
BMO Capital Markets Corp
UBS Investment Bank
Latham & Watkins LLP $69MM 12-Feb
BRIDGEWATER BANCSHARES INC S-1 Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP D.A. Davidson and Co
Sandler O’Neill and Partners, L.P
Vedder Price P.C $50MM 16-Feb
TAIWAN LIPOSOME COMPANY, LTD. F-1 Cooley LLP Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP $50MM 16-Feb
ARCUS BIOSCIENCES, INC. S-1 Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP Citigroup Global Markets Inc Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Leerink Partners LLC
Cooley LLP $100MM 16-Feb
ZSCALER, INC. S-1 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
Cooley LLP $100MM 16-Feb
OPES ACQUISITION CORP. S-1 Graubard Miller EarlyBirdCapital, Inc Greenberg Traurig, LLP $115MM 20-Feb
SUNLANDS ONLINE EDUCATION GROUP F-1 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP $300MM 23-Feb

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IBEX HOLDINGS LTD F-1 DLA Piper LLP (US) Piper Jaffray & Co.
Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc
William Blair and Co., L.L.C.
Goodwin Procter LLP $75MM 23-Feb
TERRAPIN 4 ACQUISITION CORP S-1 Greenberg Traurig, LLP Nomura Securities International, Inc. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP $300MM 23-Feb
DROPBOX, INC. S-1 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. Allen & Company LLC
BofA Merrill Lynch
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP $500MM 23-Feb
GREENTREE HOSPITALITY GROUP LTD. F-1 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP BofA Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc
UBS Investment Bank
Latham & Watkins LLP $200MM 27-Feb
IQIYI, INC. F-1 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP BofA Merrill Lynch
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP $1.5B 27-Feb
SPOTIFY TECHNOLOGY S.A. F-1 Latham & Watkins LLP Not specified Not specified $1B 28-Feb

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