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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 $225 billion, and because it’ll be double-listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Expected timing: As soon as October

Type: IPO

S-1: Found here.

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Briefing Markets Asia

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.
Briefing Policy Asia

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
Briefing Markets Asia

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.
Briefing Markets Asia

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.
Briefing Markets Asia

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.
Briefing Markets Asia

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
Briefing Policy Asia

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.
Briefing Asia

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.
Briefing E-commerce 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.
Briefing Venture Capital Asia

Jack Ma’s Ant Financial to Raise $1 Billion Fund

Nov. 26, 2019 · 2:58 PM PST

Ant Financial's investing arm was founded five years ago and has already backed 160 companies.
Douglas Feagin, Ant's senior vice president. Photo by Bloomberg.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Photo by Bloomberg.