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When is Ant Group’s IPO?

Ant Group’s IPO was expected to take place on 5 November 2020. However, two days before it listed, the Shanghai Stock Exchange announced that the IPO would be suspended due to regulatory issues. After this announcement, Ant Group suspended the Hong Kong listing itself.

It is unclear when the IPO will be rescheduled. But as soon as Ant Group does list, it will be available to trade with us via CFDs and spread bets.

Keep an eye on our news and trade ideas for the latest analysis on Ant Group.

What will the Ant Group be valued at when it lists?

Ant Group is expected to raise more than $34 billion from its IPO, which would make it the largest-ever market listing – overtaking Saudi Aramco.

There will be approximately 3.34 billion shares on sale, which would account for 11% of Ant Group’s outstanding stock. The shares will be split evenly between Hong Kong and Shanghai.

What will the Ant Group share price be when it floats?

Ant Group’s share price for its Hong Kong listing is set at HK$80 (£7.93), while its Shanghai listed stock will start trading at 68.8 yuan (£5.72).

What is Ant Group’s business model?

Ant Group is a Chinese online payment giant created by the founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma. Originally, it was a service arm of Alibaba itself – called Alipay – but it has since become a separate company. By the end of 2006, 300,000 companies were using Alipay to facilitate online transactions. In 2014, Alipay was rebranded as Ant Group.

In the first half of 2020, Ant Group brought in $10.5 billion in revenues, thanks to its 1.3 billion active users, and over $16 trillion in payments. That’s nearly four times the amount of users and 25 times more payments as PayPal – the biggest online payment company outside China.

What’s the outlook for Ant Group?

Due to the increasing number of Chinese citizens travelling the world, Ant Group has started to consider expansion into Europe and the United States – largely by the acquisition of WorldFirst in the UK and a partnership with Barclaycard.

Ant Group has also sought to go beyond retail transactions, into peer-to-peer payments, bank transfers and standing orders for financial services and utility bills. It’s in the process of setting up a consumer finance firm – alongside the Nanyang Commercial Bank and Alibaba-backed China TransInfo Technology – to increase its domestic presence. The payment giant would invest approximately $1.2 billion for a 50% share, which could bring in as much as ten times more revenue.

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FAQs

An IPO occurs when a company decides to start selling its shares to the public. Most companies list shares to raise capital to fund expansion, pay debts, attract and retain talent, or monetise assets.

First, an audit must be conducted – considering all aspects of the company’s financials. Then, the business has to prepare a registration statement to file with the appropriate exchange commission. If approved, the company will list a defined number of shares at a price set by an investment bank. The shares will be available for sale through the chosen stock exchange.

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1Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020).
2Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.