Jack Ma’s Ant Group has filed for an preliminary public providing in Hong Kong and Shanghai that’s anticipated to lift about $30bn in what might be the world’s largest providing, exceeding that of Saudi Aramco final yr.
The Chinese language funds firm, whose prospectus for the providing for the primary time revealed the scope of its enterprise, mentioned it might promote at the least 10 per cent of its shares within the twin providing.
However one particular person acquainted with the deal mentioned the monetary know-how group was aiming to lift roughly $30bn at a valuation of $200bn to $300bn and would promote 15 per cent of its shares, 5 per cent in Hong Kong and 10 per cent in Shanghai. The corporate’s shares had been just lately buying and selling at a valuation of $200bn.
Final yr, Ant earned Rmb18bn ($2.6bn) in web revenue on Rmb120.6bn in income, with its funds enterprise contributing 43 per cent of its gross sales. Ant mentioned its Alipay app, China’s dominant cellular cost platform, has 1bn annual customers, with 711m lively month-to-month.
Extra reporting by Nian Liu in Beijing