Jim Rogers-backed Online Brokerage Tiger Brokers Plans to Raise $200 Million in U.S.
Founded by former NetEase developer Wu Tianhua in 2014, the company has received multiple rounds of high-profile investments, including from Wall Street investment guru Jim Rogers.
Tiger Brokers, a Chinese online securities brokerage backed by famous Wall Street investor Jim Rogers, plans to raise around $200 million through a U.S. initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.
The Beijing-based Fintech unicorn has appointed investment banks to arrange the stock offering and aims to sell shares as soon as the first quarter of next year, said the unnamed source.
Founded by former NetEase developer Wu Tianhua in 2014, the company has received multiple rounds of high-profile investments, including from Wall Street investment guru Jim Rogers, U.S.-based Interactive Brokers Group Inc, Xiaomi Inc., and China's largest angel investment fund, ZhenFund.
Tiger Brokers recently closed an $80 million Series C round of financing, bringing its valuation to more than $1 billion, according to a press release in August. The latest round was a co-investment led by Prospect Avenue Capital (PAC), Orient Hontai Capital, and Oceanpine Capital.
According to Reuters, Tiger's direct competitor, Futu Securities, has filed a preliminary confidential prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Futu Securities is backed by internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tiger Brokers, through its app Tiger Trade, helps Chinese investors trade U.S. stocks, Hong Kong-listed stocks, and China A shares via the stock connect scheme between Hong Kong and mainland bourses. In addition, the app offers live news feeds and robo-advising wealth management services.
As of June 1, only 33 months since its launch, Tiger Brokers had seen its accumulated trading volume reach 100 billion yuan, the company said.