BEIJING, March 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Puxin Limited (NYSE: NEW) ("Puxin" or the "Company"), a successful consolidator of the after-school education industry in China, today announced that it has entered into a convertible note purchase agreement with funds managed by PAG (the "Purchaser"), pursuant to which Puxin will issue and sell convertible notes in an aggregate principal amount of US$20 million through a private placement to the Purchaser. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The convertible notes will mature in five years, bearing interest at the rate of 3% per annum from the issuance date which shall be payable semiannually in arrears in cash. Subjected to and upon compliance with the terms of the convertible notes, the Purchaser has the right to convert all or any portion of the convertible notes at its option at any time after the issuance into ordinary shares of the Company represented by American depositary shares ("ADSs"). Unless previously redeemed or converted, the Company shall repay the notes on the maturity date at 100% of the then outstanding principal amount plus all accrued but unpaid interest.
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About Puxin Limited
Puxin Limited (NYSE: NEW, "Puxin" or the "Company") is a successful consolidator of the after-school education industry in China. Puxin has a strong acquisition and integration expertise to effectively improve education quality and operational performance of acquired schools. Puxin offers a full spectrum of K-12 and study-abroad tutoring programs designed to help students achieve academic excellence, as well as prepare for admission tests and applications for top schools, universities and graduate programs in China and other countries. The Company has developed a business model effectively combining strategic acquisitions and organic growth achieved through successful post-acquisition integration, which has differentiated the Company from other after-school education service providers in China. For more information, please visit http://www.pxjy.com/.
PAG is a leading Asia-focused alternative investment manager, with strategies including private equity, private debt, real estate and hedge funds. With more than 450 professionals in 11 key offices around the world, PAG delivers value to investors by seeking out leading companies and investing to help them reach their full potential. PAG currently manages US$40 billion in assets on behalf of more than 150 institutional investors from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.pag.com.
ICA (Institutional Capital Advisory)
Mr. Kevin Yang
SOURCE Puxin Limited