Fangda advises on Agora NASDAQ listing

Fangda acted as PRC legal counsel to Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. as underwriters on the IPO and listing of Agora, Inc. (Agora) on the Nasdaq Global Select Market in the US on June 26, 2020.

In the listing, Agora offered 17.5 million American Depositary Shares (ADSs), raising approximately US$350 million (before the greenshoe option), as well as selling approximately $110 million worth of shares in a private placement.

Agora, a leading voice, video and live interactive streaming platform, provides developers with simple-to-use, customizable and widely compatible APIs (application programming interfaces) to embed real-time video and voice into their applications without the need to build the infrastructure themselves. Agora is the first company in the real-time, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) sector to list.