As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 13, 2018

Registration No. 333-

 

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM S-8

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

TARENA INTERNATIONAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

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Cayman Islands   Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification Number)

 

Suite 10017, Building E

Zhongkun Plaza, A18 Bei San Huan West Road

Haidian District, Beijing 100098

People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86 10 6213-5687

 

1/F, Block A, Training Building,

65 Kejiyuan Road, Baiyang Jie Dao,

Economic Development District,

Hangzhou 310000, People’s Republic of China

 

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

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2014 Share Incentive Plan
(Full title of the plan)

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Cogency Global Inc.
10 E. 40th Street, 10th Floor
New York, New York, 10016
+1 212 947 7200

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ¨  Accelerated filer x  Non-accelerated filer ¨
Emerging growth company x     Smaller reporting company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards† provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  x

 

Copies to:

 

Yuduo Yang, Chief Financial Officer

Tarena International, Inc.

Suite 10017, Building E, Zhongkun Plaza, A18 Bei San Huan West Road, Haidian District

Beijing 100098, People’s Republic of China

+86 10-6213 5687

 

Z. Julie Gao, Esq.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

c/o 42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark

15 Queen’s Road Central

Hong Kong

+852 3740-4700

 

Calculation of Registration Fee

 

Title of Securities to be Registered (1)  Amount to be Registered (2)   Proposed Maximum Offering Price per Share   Proposed Maximum Aggregate Offering Price  Amount of Registration Fee
Class A Ordinary Shares, par value $0.0001 per share(1)  4,000,000(3)  US$6.82(3)  US$27,260,000.00  US$3,303.91
Total   4,000,000       US$27,260,000.00  US$3,303.91

 

(1)These shares may be represented by the Registrant’s American Depositary Shares, or ADSs, each of which represents one (1) Class A ordinary shares. The Registrant’s ADSs issuable upon deposit of the Class A ordinary shares registered hereby have been registered under a separate registration statement on Form F-6 (333-194662).
(2)Represents Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of options and pursuant to other awards granted under the 2014 Share Incentive Plan (the “2014 Plan”). Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this registration statement also covers an indeterminate number of additional shares which may be offered and issued to prevent dilution from share splits, share dividends or similar transactions as provided in the Plans. Any Class A ordinary shares covered by an award granted under the Plans (or portion of an award) that terminates, expires or lapses for any reason will be deemed not to have been issued for purposes of determining the maximum aggregate number of Class A ordinary shares that may be issued under the Plans.
(3)These shares are reserved for future award grants under the Plans. The number of Class A ordinary shares available for issuance under the Plans has been estimated for the purposes of calculating the amount of the registration fee. The proposed maximum offering price per share, which is estimated solely for the purposes of calculating the registration fee under Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h) under the Securities Act, is based on $6.82 per ADS, the average of the high and low prices for the Registrant’s ADSs as quoted on the Nasdaq Global Market on December 12, 2018.

 

 

 

   

 

 

PART I

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

 

Item 1.Plan Information*

 

Item 2.Registrant Information and Employee Plan Annual Information*

 

* Information required by Part I to be contained in the Section 10(a) prospectus is omitted from this registration statement in accordance with Rule 428 under the Securities Act and the Note to Part I of Form S-8. The documents containing information specified in this Part I will be separately provided to the participants covered by the Plans, as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) under the Securities Act.

 

 

PART II

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 3.Incorporation of Documents by Reference

 

The following documents previously filed by Tarena International, Inc. (the “Registrant”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) are incorporated by reference herein:

 

(a)The Registrant’s annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the Commission on April 30, 2018; and

 

(b)The description of the Registrant’s Class A ordinary shares incorporated by reference in the Registrant’s registration statement on Form 8-A (File No. 001-36363) filed with the Commission on March 19, 2014, including any amendment and report subsequently filed for the purpose of updating that description.

 

All documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), after the date of this registration statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this registration statement which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this registration statement and to be part hereof from the date of filing of such documents. Any statement in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in this registration statement will be deemed to be modified or superseded to the extent that a statement contained in this registration statement or in any other later filed document that also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded will not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to be a part of this registration statement.

 

Item 4.Description of Securities

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5.Interests of Named Experts and Counsel

 

Not applicable.

 

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Item 6.Indemnification of Directors and Officers

 

Cayman Islands law does not limit the extent to which a company’s articles of association may provide for indemnification of directors and officers, except to the extent any such provision may be held by the Cayman Islands courts to be contrary to public policy, such as to provide indemnification against civil fraud or the consequences of committing a crime. The Registrant’s fifth amended and restated articles of association, adopted by its shareholders on March 3, 2014, provide that the Registrant may indemnify its directors and officers against all actions, proceedings, costs, charges, expenses, losses, damages or liabilities incurred or sustained by such persons in their capacity as such, except through their own dishonesty, wilful default or fraud.

 

Pursuant to the indemnification agreements, the form of which was filed as Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s registration statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-194191), the Registrant has agreed to indemnify its directors and officers against certain liabilities and expenses incurred by such persons in connection with claims made by reason of their being such a director or officer.

 

Pursuant to the 2014 Share Incentive Plan, which was respectively filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s registration statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-194191), the Registrant has agreed to indemnify its plan administrative committee members and other directors against certain liabilities and expenses incurred by such persons in connection with claims made by reason of any action or failure to act pursuant to the 2014 Share Incentive Plan.

 

The Underwriting Agreement, the form of which was filed as Exhibit 1.1 to the Registrant’s registration statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-194191), also provides for indemnification of the Registrant for certain liabilities, including liabilities arising under the Securities Act, but only to the extent that such liabilities are caused by information relating to the underwriters furnished to the Registrant in writing expressly for use in such registration statement and certain other disclosure documents.

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers or persons controlling the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, the Registrant has been informed that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is therefore unenforceable.

 

The Registrant also maintains a directors and officers liability insurance policy for its directors and officers.

 

Item 7.Exemption From Registration Claimed

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 8.Exhibits

 

See the Index to Exhibits attached hereto.

 

Item 9.Undertakings

 

(a)The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1)To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

(i)to include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

 

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(ii)to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this registration statement; and

 

(iii)to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to that information in the registration statement;

 

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement;

 

(2)That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(3)To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(b)The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in this registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(c)Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit Number  Description
    
4.1  Fifth Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Registrant (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the registration statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-194191), as amended, initially filed with the SEC on February 27, 2014)
    
4.2  Registrant’s Specimen Certificate for Class A ordinary shares (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the registration statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-194191), as amended, initially filed with the SEC on February 27, 2014)
    
4.3  Deposit Agreement, among the Registrant, the depositary and holder of the American Depositary Receipts (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to the registration statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-197226) filed with the SEC on July 3, 2014)
    
5.1*  Opinion of Conyers Dill & Pearman (Cayman) Limited, regarding the legality of the Class A ordinary shares being registered
    
10.1  2014 Share Incentive Plan (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the registration statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-194191))
    
23.1*  Consent of KPMG Huazhen LLP
    
23.2*  Consent of Conyers Dill & Pearman (Cayman) Limited (included in Exhibit 5.1)
    
24.1*  Power of Attorney (included on signature page hereto)

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* Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in Beijing, China, on December 13, 2018.

 

   
  Tarena International, Inc.
     
  By:

 /s/ Shaoyun Han

  Name: Shaoyun Han
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints, severally and not jointly, each of Mr. Shaoyun Han and Mr. Yuduo Yang, with full power to act alone, as his true and lawful attorney-in-fact, with the power of substitution, for and in such person’s name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto each said attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that each said attorney-in-fact may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature  Title  Date
       
/s/ Shaoyun Han     December 13, 2018
Shaoyun Han  Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)   
       
/s/ Jianguang Li     December 13, 2018
Jianguang Li  Director   
       
/s/ Yongji Sun     December 13, 2018
Yongji Sun  Director   
       
/s/ Xiaosong Zhang     December 13, 2018
Xiaosong Zhang  Director   
       
/s/ Ya-qin Zhang     December 13, 2018
Ya-qin Zhang  Director   
       
/s/ Yuduo Yang     December 13, 2018
Yuduo Yang  Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)   
       

 

 

 

SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IN THE UNITED STATES

 

Pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the undersigned, the duly authorized representative in the United States of Tarena International, Inc., has signed this registration statement in New York, United States of America on December 13, 2018.

 

 

  Authorized U.S. Representative
   
   

Cogency Global Inc.

     
By:  

/s/ Chiang Sheung Lin

  Name:   Chiang Sheung Lin
  Title:   Assistant Secretary

  

 

Exhibit 5.1

 

10 December, 2018

 

 

 

Tarena International, Inc.
Suite 10017, Building E,

Zhongkun Plaza, A18 Bei San Huan West Road,

Haidian District, Beijing 100098

People’s Republic of China

Matter No.: 828169

Doc Ref: CWHB/kl/104637973

Direct line: 852 2842 9556

Email: christopher.bickley@conyersdill.com

 

 

Dear Sirs

 

Re: Tarena International, Inc. (the “Company”)

 

We have acted as special legal counsel of the Cayman Islands to the Company in connection with a registration statement on form S-8 to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) by the Company (the “Registration Statement,” which term does not include any other document or agreement whether or not specifically referred to therein or attached as an exhibit or schedule thereto) relating to the registration under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Securities Act”) of an amount of 4,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, par value US$0.0001 per share (the “ Shares”), issuable pursuant to the 2014 Share Incentive Plan (the “Plan”, which term does not include any other document or agreement whether or not specifically referred to therein or attached as an exhibit or schedule thereto).

 

For the purposes of giving this opinion, we have examined copies of the Registration Statement and the Plan. We have also reviewed the fifth amended and restated memorandum of association and the fifth amended and restated articles of association of the Company, each certified by the Secretary of the Company, copies of written resolutions of the directors of the Company dated 23 June, 2014, January 29, 2014, 25 September, 2008, 27 May, 2015 and 7 December, 2018 and written resolutions of shareholders of the Company dated January 29, 2014 and 25 September, 2008 (together, the “Minutes”) and such other documents and made such enquires as to questions of law as we have deemed necessary in order to render the opinion set forth below.

 

We have assumed (a) the genuineness and authenticity of all signatures and the conformity to the originals of all copies (whether or not certified) of all documents examined by us and the authenticity and completeness of the originals from which such copies were taken, (b) that where a document has been examined by us in draft form, it will be or has been executed and/or filed in the form of that draft, and where a number of drafts of a document have been examined by us all changes thereto have been marked or otherwise drawn to our attention, (c) the accuracy and completeness of all factual representations made in the Registration Statement, the Plan and other documents reviewed by us, (d) that the resolutions contained in the Minutes were passed at one or more duly convened, constituted and quorate meetings, or by unanimous written resolutions, remain in full force and effect and have not been rescinded or amended, (e) that there is no provision of the law of any jurisdiction, other than the Cayman Islands, which would have any implication in relation to the opinions expressed herein, (f) that there is no provision of any award agreement which would have any implication in relation to the opinions expressed herein; (g) that, upon the issue of any Shares, the Company will receive consideration for the full issue price thereof which shall be equal to at least the par value thereof, (h) that on the date of issuance of any of the Shares the Company will have sufficient authorised but unissued common shares, and (i) that on the date of issuance of any award under the Plan, the Company will be able to pay its liabilities as they become due.

 

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We express no opinion with respect to the issuance of Shares pursuant to any provision of the Plan that purports to obligate the Company to issue Shares following the commencement of a winding up or liquidation. We have made no investigation of and express no opinion in relation to the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Cayman Islands. This opinion is to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Cayman Islands and is limited to and is given on the basis of the current law and practice in the Cayman Islands. This opinion is issued solely for the purposes of the filing of the Registration Statement and the issuance of the Shares by the Company pursuant to the Plan and is not to be relied upon in respect of any other matter.

 

On the basis of, and subject to, the foregoing, we are of the opinion that:

 

1.The Company is duly incorporated and existing under the laws of the Cayman Islands in good standing (meaning solely that it has not failed to make any filing with any the Cayman Islands government authority of or to pay any Cayman Islands government fees or tax the Cayman Islands which would make it liable to be struck off the Register of Companies and thereby cease to exist under the laws of the Cayman Islands).

 

2.When issued and paid for in accordance with the terms of the Plan, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable (which term means when used herein that no further sums are required to be paid by the holders thereof in connection with the issue of such shares).

 

We consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and further consent to all references to us in the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not hereby admit that we are experts within the meaning of Section 11 of the Securities Act or that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the Rules and Regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

/s/ Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman

 

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Exhibit 23.1

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

 

The Board of Directors

Tarena International, Inc.:

 

We consent to the use of our report incorporated by reference herein.

 

/s/ KPMG Huazhen LLP

 

Beijing, China

December 10, 2018