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.
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According to Bloomberg, citing documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the short-term rental service Airbnb plans to raise $ 2.6 billion in listing in the US and receive an estimate of $ 35 billion. If the company manages to raise $ 2.6 billion, Airbnb’s placement will be the fourth largest IPO in […]
With the appearance of an effective vaccine against coronavirus and the subsequent recovery of the world economy, the US dollar may fall by 20%. This was reported by the Financial Times. It is noted that banks, which already had negative forecasts for the dollar next year, deteriorated expectations against the background of the emergence of […]
If coronavirus vaccines become widely available and help restore international trade and economic growth, the dollar is likely to fall by 20% in 2021. Bloomberg reports that this forecast was made by Citigroup Bank. If the forecast comes true, it will be a record drop since 1985, when the DXY index fell by 18.5% over […]
The American company Airbnb, which is the operator of the rental service of the same name, expects to raise $ 1 billion through an initial public offering (IPO). This is stated in a statement posted on Monday on the website of the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission. The company clarifies that its plans are “preliminary […]
PayPal Holdings has fulfilled its promise made last month by making its PayPal Cryptocurrency application available to all registered users in the United States. On October 21, the service was launched in test mode for a limited number of users. Commenting on the November 2 financial report, PayPal CEO Dan Shulman said that only 10% […]
The state corporation Saudi Aramco is preparing to place dollar Eurobonds, a source in banking circles said. According to him, the company is considering the possibility of placing up to five tranches of Eurobonds: with a maturity of three years, five years, ten years, as well as thirty and / or fifty years. Starting on […]
Shares of Alibaba, up 35.7% since the beginning of the year but down almost 8% this week, rose 5.3% during trading on Friday after China’s largest public company announced second-quarter results financial year 2021, which ended in September. Alibaba’s quarterly report was preceded by news of the termination of the IPO of financial technology company […]
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In the north of England, in the shire of Durham closed the last commercial coal mine Bradley Mine, which operated for almost 200 years. It is noted that the open coal sump, which produced 150 thousand tons of coal per year, decided to close after failed plans to expand production areas. Environmentalists have fought against […]Next
Indian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association unites the representatives of Indian pharmaceutical companies in Ukraine. The executive vice president of the Dr. Reddy’s M. V. Ramana pointed out that Ukraine is one of the key markets in which the activity of the company is focused. International pharmaceutical company Dr. Reddy’s (India) remains optimistic about the Ukrainian pharmaceutical […]Next
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The Ukrainian Sokil-300 drone is an analogue of the Turkish Bayraktar and it may join the army next year. The head of Ukroboronprom Igor Fomenko announced it in an interview with RBC-Ukraine. “This is an analogue of the same Turkish Bayraktar. With funding it may already be adopted in a year,” he said. Fomenko says […]Next
Due to the actions of the prosecutor ‘s office in Mykolayiv region the Sea specialized port Nika-Tera has frozen a large investment project of 40 million UAH. At the same time the city budget of Mykolayiv has lost a considerable amount of lease of the water fund lands. This was stated by the chairman of […]Next
1 + 1 media Group buys Ukraine’s largest satellite TV operator – Viasat. The seller was a Swedish media holding Modern Times Group (MTG). According to the informed sources, the amount of the deal could reach 300 – 500 million UAH ($ 15-20 million). The press service of the 1 + 1 media is short-spoken. […]Next
Sales of state-owned distilleries will begin in mid-September. This was reported by Acting Director of the state concern Ukrspirt Serhiy Bleskun on the social network. For professionals in the alcohol industry, privatization does not mean loss of jobs, but rather – new career opportunities, he highlighted. “We have already submitted proposals for 25 of Ukrspirt’s […]Next
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Johnson & Johnson was one of the first companies to devote large resources to the fight against COVID-19 and vaccine development, and was one of the first to receive support from the US government. However, J&J is not currently one of the companies, who conducting clinical trials of its final vaccine candidates COVID-19 in humans. […]Next
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