Main Board - Progress Report for New Listing Applications

Progress Report for New Listing Applications (Initial Public Offering Applications)

New Applications Accepted
New Applications Accepted
Includes application(s) by investment vehicle(s) pursuant to Chapters 20 and 21 of the Main Board Listing Rules, application(s) for transfer of listing from GEM to the Main Board, and deemed new applicant(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 8.21C or Main Board Listing Rule 14.84, and very substantial acquisition(s) treated as reverse takeover(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 14.06(6)/GEM Listing Rule 19.06(6).
Main Board

  JuLY 2022 2022 Year-to-date
    20 139
Active Applications
Active applications

Includes application(s) by investment vehicle(s) pursuant to Chapters 20 and 21 of the Main Board Listing Rules, application(s) for transfer of listing from GEM to the Main Board, and deemed new applicant(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 8.21C or Main Board Listing Rule 14.84, and very substantial acquisition(s) treated as reverse takeover(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 14.06(6)/GEM Listing Rule 19.06(6).

Main Board
(as at 29 July 2022)
1. Under processing:
a. New application accepted since 1 January 2022 96
b. Others 39
    SUB TOTAL: 135
2. Approval in principle granted
a. Approvals granted since 1 January 2022 33
b. Others 5
    TOTAL: 173
No. of New Listings
No. of New Listings
Includes 2 applications by Special Purpose Acquisitions Companies pursuant to Chapter 18B of the Main Board Listing Rules. Not include (i) applications by investment vehicle(s) (including Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs)) and investment companies pursuant to Chapters 20 and 21 of the Main Board Listing Rules and (ii) application(s) for transfer of listing from GEM to the Main Board.
Main Board
(since 1 January 2022)
1. Newly listed companies 42
2.
Investment vehicle(s) listed pursuant to Chapters 20 and 21 of the Main Board Listing Rules
14
3.  Transfer of listing from GEM to Main Board 1 
TOTAL: 57
Approvals in Principle Granted
Approvals in principle granted

Includes application(s) by investment vehicle(s) pursuant to Chapters 20 and 21 of the Main Board Listing Rules, application(s) for transfer of listing from GEM to the Main Board, and deemed new applicant(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 8.21C or Main Board Listing Rule 14.84, and very substantial acquisition(s) treated as reverse takeover(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 14.06(6)/GEM Listing Rule 19.06(6).

Main Board
July 2022 2022 Year-to-date
5 85
Inactive Applications
Inactive applications
Includes any application (or renewal) not approved, returned, rejected or withdrawn within six months from date of application.
Main Board
(since 1 January 2022)
1.  Lapsed  
  a. Approval in principle granted but not listed prior to application lapsed  33
  b. Others 117
2. Rejected 0
3. Withdrawn 3
4. Returned   0
 TOTAL:153
5. Renewals 98
6. Returned cases resubmitted  0
TOTAL:98
First Comment Letters Issued
First Comment Letters Issued

First comment letters are the first letters issued by Listing Department staff that contain the comments on the respective listing applications. It only covers the first comment letters issued this month. For reports issued from January 2011 onwards, non-business days have been subtracted from “the average number of days taken”. The figures exclude cases for a transfer of listing from GEM to the Main Board.  If included, the number of first comment letters issued is 25 and the average number of days taken is 17.

Main Board & GEM
a. July 2022 24
b. Average number of days taken between the date of application and the date of issue of related first comment letter 17
Guidance Issued to Potential New Listing Applicants or Their Advisers on Matters Relating to the Listing Rules
Main Board & GEM
a. July 2022 2
b.
Average number of days taken between the date of request for guidance and the date of issue of written response

15

 

This report is updated on the last trading day of each month.