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Why it is one to watch: A highly profitable spin-off of Alibaba’s payments division could be the world’s largest IPO, targeting a $313 billion valuation, and because it’ll be double-listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Expected timing: November 5

Type: IPO

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Photo by Bloomberg

Decision to Spike Jack Ma’s Ant Group IPO Came from President Xi Jinping

Nov. 12, 2020 · 10:04 PM PST
The extraordinary rebuke to China’s most lauded tech entrepreneur whose apps have become embedded in the daily lives of hundreds of millions of Chinese shows the fragile status of private enterprise under the authoritarian regime.

Analysts Slash Estimates of Ant Group Valuation By Half After IPO Suspended

Nov. 8, 2020 · 7:45 PM PST
Such a sharp revision in Ant’s value would make it worth less than when investors such as Silver Lake Management and Warburg Pincus invested in it two years ago.

Alibaba CEO: “Actively Evaluating” Impact of Ant IPO Halt

Nov. 5, 2020 · 7:46 AM PST
The last-minute suspension of Ant Group's $37 billion IPO already has hurt Alibaba's New York-listed stock.
Signs for the Alipay service at a train station in China. Photo by Bloomberg

Alibaba Stock Plunges After Ant Group IPO Suspended

Nov. 4, 2020 · 12:05 AM PST
Ant's IPO would have valued Alibaba's stake in the financial technology giant at about $100 billion.

China’s Regulators Halt Ant Group’s $37 Billion IPO

Nov. 3, 2020 · 6:25 AM PST
China's stock market operator said Ant may not meet listing qualifications due to significant changes in regulations in the industry.

Beijing Tells Ant Group Executives That It Could Face New Curbs

Nov. 3, 2020 · 12:10 AM PST
The warning underscores the Chinese government’s efforts to rein in its big tech firms to ensure they don’t grow too powerful.

Ant to Raise $34.5 Billion in IPO

Oct. 26, 2020 · 1:25 PM PDT
The IPO will be the biggest in history and a coup for the Hong Kong and Shanghai exchanges where the stock will trade.

Ant Group Gets Regulatory Clearances for HK Listing

Oct. 19, 2020 · 12:14 AM PDT
The approval from Chinese and Hong Kong regulators could put to rest concerns that the IPO might be held up or delayed.

The U.S. State Department Wants Trump to Blacklist China’s Ant Group

Oct. 14, 2020 · 10:57 PM PDT
The financial services behemoth affiliated with Jack Ma's Alibaba, is preparing for a record-breaking IPO expected to raise $35 billion.

China Could Limit the Interest Rate Charged by Jack Ma’s Ant Group

Sept. 6, 2020 · 8:56 PM PDT
A cap on consumer loan interest rates facilitated by Ant Group could impact a key revenue source for the Alibaba affiliate which is preparing for an IPO.
Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman. Photo by Snowflake

China’s Ant Group Files for IPO in Hong Kong and Shanghai

Aug. 25, 2020 · 3:52 AM PDT
The listing of the Chinese fintech giant affiliated with Alibaba is expected to be one of the world's biggest ever IPOs.

Alibaba’s Ant Group Seeks Valuation of $225 Billion in IPO

Aug. 21, 2020 · 1:33 AM PDT
The e-commerce giant's financial affiliate aims to list shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai, targeting raising as much as $30 billion.

Alibaba Affiliate Ant Group Starts IPO Process in Hong Kong and Shanghai

July 20, 2020 · 3:05 AM PDT
Bankers are expecting it to be one of the world's biggest IPOs ever, valuing the company at more than $200 billion.

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Hoping for $200 Billion IPO

July 8, 2020 · 12:23 PM PDT · 1 comment
News of Ant's IPO plans comes as the Chinese stock market has been roaring ahead, raising questions about the longevity of its rally

Ant Financial Helps Beijing Track Citizens During Coronavirus

March 2, 2020 · 1:32 AM PST
Ant Financial’s involvement with the app highlights the lax sharing of personal data between local tech companies and the Chinese government.

Ant Financial Applies for Digital Bank License in Singapore

Jan. 3, 2020 · 1:57 AM PST
Ant's ambitions for Singapore could be a precursor to other battles that will take place between Ant and competitors across Asia.

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Expands Microlending Service in China

Dec. 8, 2019 · 11:25 PM PST
As China's economy slows, the microlending service enables consumers to buy more on Alibaba's platform while Ant gains more data.