J-Star Holding Co., Ltd.
As a holding company with no material operations of our own, our operations are conducted through our subsidiaries in the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”), Taiwan, Hong Kong and Samoa, with our headquarters in Taiwan, and such structure involves unique risks to investors, as the Chinese government may exercise significant oversight and discretion over the conduct of our business and may intervene in or influence our operations at any time. (Incorporated in the Cayman Islands)
Our Predecessor Group was established in 1970 and we have accumulated over 50 years know-how in material composite industry. We develop and commercialize the technology on carbon reinforcement and resin systems. With decades of experience and knowledge in composites and materials, we are able to apply our expertise and technology on designing and manufacturing a great variety of lightweight, high-performance carbon composite products, ranging from key structural parts of electric bicycles and sports bicycles, rackets, automobile parts to healthcare products. According to the industry report commissioned by us and prepared by Frost & Sullivan, we are one of the major global leading players in the carbon fiber bicycle parts industry and carbon fiber racket parts industry.
We primarily generate revenue through three divisions and revenue streams, namely (i) sales of bicycles parts of sports bicycle and electric bicycle; (ii) sales of rackets for use in tennis, badminton, squash and beach tennis; and (iii) sales of other products, which mainly include structural parts of automobile, other sporting goods and healthcare products. Our bicycle parts and rackets are mainly supplied directly or indirectly to branded customers located in Switzerland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Japan and they market and distribute their products worldwide. Other customers who rely on our new products, such as automobile parts and healthcare products, are mainly located in Australia, Canada and Japan.
*For the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2021, our operating revenue was $31.3 million, and our loss after income tax from continuing operations was $0.1 million.
(Note: J-Star Holding Co. Ltd. cut its IPO to 4.0 million shares – down from 5.375 million shares – and set the price range at $4.00 to $5.00 – an upward adjustment from its previous assumed IPO price of $4.00 – to raise $18.0 million, in an F-1/A filing dated Feb. 8, 2023. The downsizing represented a 16.3 percent cut in J-Star’s estimated IPO proceeds, which were $21.5 million under the previous terms. J-Star also disclosed a change in the bankers running its IPO, in the Feb. 8, 2023, F-1/A filing: Maxim Group LLC and Freedom Capital Markets are the joint book-runners, replacing ViewTrade Securities, which previously was the sole book-runner. Background: J-Star upsized its IPO in an F-1/A filing dated Sept. 2, 2022: 5.375 million shares at $4.00 – up from 5.25 million shares at $4.00 in a previous filing on Aug. 19, 2022. Under the new terms, the IPO’s proceeds are estimated at $21.5 million – or $500,000 more than the previous terms. J-Star Holding Co. Ltd. disclosed terms for its IPO in an F-1/A filing dated July 13, 2022: 3.75 million ordinary shares at $4.00 each to raise $15.0 million. J-Star Holding filed an F-1/A dated May 26, 2022, with financial information for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2021. The company filed its F-1 on March 21, 2022, after submitting confidential IPO paperwork on Sept. 30, 2021.)
|Industry:||Bicycle & auto parts, sports rackets, healthcare products|
|Address||7/F-1, No. 633, Sec. 2, Taiwan Blvd., Xitun District, Taichung City 407, Taiwan (R.O.C.)|
|Phone Number||+ 886-423229900|
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|Revenues||$31.3 mil (last 12 months)|
|Net Income||$-0.1 mil (last 12 months)|
|Price range||$4.00 - $5.00|
|Est. $ Volume||$18.0 mil|
|Manager / Joint Managers||Maxim Group LLC/ Freedom Capital Markets|
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