A subsidiary of Alibaba Group – Ant Group – plans to attract $ 35 billion in the course on the Shanghai and the Hong Kong exchange. This was reported by Bloomberg. The IPO could be the largest in history, the agency emphasizes. The previous record holder, Saudi oil company Aramco, raised $ 29.4 billion.
The underwriters will be banks of the China International Capital Corp., Citigroup, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley. According to the publication, Ant’s ambitious plans are related to a change in the company’s valuation, which grew from $ 225 billion to $ 250 billion (for comparison – PayPal is estimated at $ 206 billion, and Mastercard – at $ 335 billion).
Earlier, the company planned to raise only $ 30 billion. Terms of the placement are still not specified.
Ant Group owns the largest Chinese`s online payment operator Alipay. In the first half of the year, its revenue amounted to $ 10.5 billion, and profit – about $ 3.2 billion.
According to the British version of WIred, Alipay was launched in 2004, but gained real popularity only in 2009 after the launch of e-wallets. Due to the lack of plastic cards and the abundance of smartphones, the service quickly gained popularity: in the first six months of its operation, the number of users jumped from 100 million to 150 million. Since 2011, Ant has been allocated into a separate company.
On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase announced the launch of its mobile payment service QuickAccept, and on Wednesday, Visa launched its application called Tap to Phone. The purpose of both programs is to offer sellers an easy way to accept contactless payments from customers via a smartphone or tablet. According to Visa, in the context of the […]
Chinese Internet company Alibaba will buy more than a fifth of the shares of its division, specifically of a fin-tech company Ant Group, as part of its future IPO on the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shanghai, Alibaba said in a release. “Alibaba has agreed to subscribe for 730 million shares of the initial […]
The taxi service of the international Chinese company DiDi Chuxing intends to conduct the initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. As reported by Reuters on Tuesday, citing sources, this may happen in the first half of 2021. By the time of the IPO, the estimated value of DiDi will be more […]
Net profit of one of the largest financial corporations in the world Citigroup Inc. in January-September 2020 fell twice, compared to the same period in 2019 to $ 7.068 billion, follows from the reporting of the corporation. Adjusted earnings per share were $ 2.97 against $ 5.89 a year earlier. The financial giant’s revenue for […]
American video game company, Roblox Corporation, is working with the investment banks on the preparation for listing on the US stock exchange, which may happen early next year. According to the Reuters, such step should help Roblox to take advantage becoming popular during the pandemic. The company expects to be able to double its recent […]
Right away three the U.S. agencies announced on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to reach the agreement with JPMorgan Chase for the end of the criminal prosecution of the bank in exchange for the payment of multimillion fines. In total, the company must pay the US government more than $ 920 million. Statement from the Freight Exchange […]
Quotes of some international banks began to fall after the leakage of FinCEN files. This was reported by the publication Ukrainian Capital with reference to the auction data. The files contain information on suspicious transactions worth $ 2 trillion through the world’s largest banks. Shares of Deutsche Bank, which, according to FinCEN files, conducted transactions […]
On Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi presented the government’s initiative to implement global data security standards, “golden rules” which should be applied by Chinese and other companies around the world. Among a number of points, the key ones are: preventing the illegal receipt of confidential personal information, ensuring the storage user`s data on the […]Next
In the near future Ukraine may lose some revenue from the transit of Russian gas. Foreign provider JSC Togliatti, which is among the top ten international flagship for the production of ammonia, is considering the possibility of building an additional pipeline from their company to the terminal in Taman port, by passing the Ukrainian part […]Next
The parent company of the Google – Alphabet announced that the company will invest to Bebor Technologies $ 380 million, – reports The Wall Street Journal. According to the deal, the Alphabet company will receive shares in the Bebor Technologies for $ 148 million. Dine Green, one of the head of Alphabet company expressed positive […]Next
The Bank of Japan has announced plans to begin experimenting with the digital currency early next fiscal year. At the first stage, it is planned to test the main functions of the digital currency, including the methods of its issuance and circulation. The second stage involves additional technical experiments. The Bank of Japan may then […]Next
In Ukraine it may soon be a new bank, whose founders will be the Arab leaders of business – community. About this initiative, which sounded Ukrainian-Arab Business Council, informs UNIAN source. This proposal of Council was strongly supported by the authorized persons of the National Bank and the Cabinet. The ofmeeting of business circles of […]Next
Considering features of construction business of Ukraine, investors often come up against a situation when the builder isn’t able to fulfil properly the liabilities – whether it be a delay of the termination of a construction or “frost” of an object. As a rule, the majority of cases with liabilities execution suspension by the builder […]Next
Online resource Entrepreneur has published interesting and instructive stories from the lives of American and Canadian founders of the business in which they share the lessons they got from the worse mentors in their life Be a mentor Name: Melissa Ben-Ishay, Company: Baked By Melissa Lesson: The importance of open communication. When I think of the […]Next
China in addition to the purchase of the coal business in Australia, aims to get the appropriate transport infrastructure for the supply of its raw material in many corners of the world, reports Bloomberg. Acquisition of Australian Yancoal Australia Ltd. (which is a part of Chinese coal-mining giant Yanzhou Coal Mining Company), a controlling stake […]Next
According to the State Statistics Service, as of January 1, 2017, there are 15 206 join-stock companies registered in Ukraine, 3 122 of which are the public companies. Although the Ukrainian independence celebrates its 25- year anniversary already, only recently the national business has started to review the governance system and the system of effective […]Next
Ukrainian banks have already issued UAH 8 billion in available loans under the “5-7-9” program. This was announced by Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko on the talk show “Freedom of Speech of Savik Shuster”. “Today, 80 coins from the hryvnia loans are provided under the program of ” 5-7-9 “. UAH 8 billion and 3,000 loans […]Next
On August 3, Alphabet issued bonds worth $10 billion. This is the largest issue of debt securities in the history of the company, according to the Reuters. With $ 10 billion bond tranche allocated $ 1 billion with a maturity of 5 years and a coupon of 0.45%. The $4.5 billion tranches with maturities of […]Next
Large investors of the Ferrari – Exor and Piero Ferrari holding company, made a pact that will protect the corporation from hostile takeovers. Ferrari feared for his integrity after it will be separated from the Fiat Chrysler in the beginning of the next year. Investors are joining forces to make all actions together and consulting […]Next
In early May, the network of elevators of the Prometey company gained another one – in the village Zaliznichnoe Olshansky district of Kirovograd region, in the Yosipovka railway station. The elevator is operable, on its base continues the acceptance of grain and oilseed crops of the gather 2015, – says the press service of the […]Next
In January-September 2016, the Ukrainian exchange has received a loss in the amount of 1,365 million hryvnias against a profit in comparison with the same period of 2015 (0,963 million hryvnias).The exchange provided such information in its financial statement. The exchange assets have reduced by 3,89 million hryvnias to 38,863 million hryvnias for 9 months due […]Next
German economy in the second quarter of this year decreased by 9.7% compared with the previous three months. This is evidenced by the final data of the Federal Statistical Agency of Germany (Destatis), according to Interfax-Ukraine. It is noted that this is the most significant rate of decline since the beginning of accounting rate in […]Next
UK will provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 6.5 million dollars to support the regions in the east of the country affected by the armed conflict and the pandemic, said in the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of the United Kingdom. This was reported by TASS. As specified, the allocation of […]Next