Tencent-Backed Archosaur Games Makes HK Debut, Shares Rise 55%

Shares of mobile game developer Archosaur Games rose 55% to HK$18 ($2.32) per share after its Hong Kong initial public offering on Wednesday.

The Tencent-backed company was reported to seek up to HK$2.17 billion investment through its Hong Kong IPO. It has priced the offer price at HK$9.80 to HK$11.60 per share.

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The Standard reported Archosaur has invited Tencent to take 17.51% of the company’s shares before IPO.

Founded in 1997, Archosaur has produced 14 video games in the past five years. According to Frost & Sullivan, Dragon Raja had the highest number of average monthly active users last year among all massive multiplayer online role-playing games in China.

Archosaur’s revenue reached 1.07 billion yuan in 2019, up 22.65% year on year.