The Piacente Group handled the $2.4B IPO of Shanghai-based Hesai Technology, which is the largest public offering in the US of a Chinese company since 2021.
Hesai makes laser-based sensors for automakers and autonomous driving companies.
Bob McCooey, Asia-Pacific chair at NASDAQ, told the Financial Times that he hopes Hesai’s IPO Feb. 8 “cleared the dark clouds that hung over the US capital markets for Chinese companies.”
Piacente Group’s Brandi Piacente and Jenny Cai represent Hesai.
Piacente launched her IR and financial communications firm in 2005 to work exclusively with Asia-based companies that are listed in Hong Kong, New York and in southeast Asia. It has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Miami and New York.
Prior to setting up her own shop, Piacente was a managing director at Anne McBride Co, senior account executive at The Financial Relations Board and IR manager at Evolve Software, which was acquired by Oracle.
She’s fluent in Mandarin and is a Kung-fu champion (Taiwan 1992).
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