Alibaba is likely to break all IPO records. Friday’s closing price gave the company a value of $231.44 billion, compared with $150 billion for Amazon and $67 billion for eBay.
Alibaba offered 320.1 million shares for a total offering size of $21.77 billion. Underwriters have a 30-day option to buy up to 48 million more shares. Jack Ma has said he will sell 12.75 million of his own shares, roughly 6 percent of what he owns. After the sale, Ma will still retain more than 8 percent ownership.
Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai said he will sell 4.25 million of the 83.5 million shares he owns, and Yahoo, which owns just over a fifth of the company, will sell 121 million shares.
A group of 27 managers dubbed the “Alibaba Partnership” will have the power to nominate a majority of board members, a structure that was unpalatable to Hong Kong’s stock market and resulted in Alibaba deciding to list in New York.
Alibaba says the arrangement will preserve its innovative culture in a fast-developing industry and reduce distractions from financial market fluctuations. The plan echoes tech founders in China and abroad who say they need to retain control to keep alive the creative energy of their startup days and launch new initiatives, even if that lowers short-term profits.
As the countdown to the Alibaba IPO commences, CCTV America was joined by Dan Stefan, Senior IPO analyst with Privco. He shared some of investment advises to would-be investors.
No more than two months after Alibaba bought a film company, it asked for the stock to be suspended.
2014 has been a record year for companies choosing to go public. The United States is getting ready for one of its biggest listings, Alibaba.
Alibaba is slated to go public in the U.S. on Friday. Demand has been so high that it has boosted its price range to $66 to $68 a share, up from $60 to $66. There hasn’t been so much hype for an IPO since Facebook’s in 2012.
The U.S. leg of Alibaba’s roadshow is in full swing. The e-commerce giant’s top executives and underwriters are here in New York meeting with investors.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it expects to price its initial public offering at between $60 and $66 per a share. According to its regulatory filing, Alibaba’s listing would be the biggest U.S. IPO ever.
More and more foreign companies that want to go public are going to New York. Alibaba is preparing to list on The New York Stock Exchange in what could become the biggest tech sector IPO in U.S. history.
Could the Alibaba IPO be one of the biggest ever? Alibaba is expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange around September 19th. Bloomberg has valued Alibaba at a little less than $200 billion. For an in depth look at the stock market launch, Matt Turplip, senior analyst at financial researchers PrivCo, sat down with CCTV America’s Michelle Makori.
Alibaba announces changes to IPO We spoke to Michael Moe, CEO and the CIO at GSV Asset Management in San Diego.
Alibaba’s Asian leg of US IPO roadshow begins in Hong Kong Alibaba started its Asia roadshow from Hong Kong Monday, for its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The company’s founder, Jack Ma, highlighted Alibaba’s plans of becoming a global company by expanding into the U.S. and European markets after its listing.