Ant Group has won endorsement from the Chinese securities controller for the Hong Kong leg of its initial public offering (IPO), drawing it one stage nearer to listing, CNBC has affirmed.
The financial technology giant, which is 33% possessed by Alibaba and constrained by billionaire Jack Ma, is looking to list in Shanghai and Hong Kong in a simultaneous IPO.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission has given the green light for the Hong Kong portion, an individual acquainted with the issue told CNBC. A consultation with the Hong Kong stock trade, a key aspect of the endorsement cycle, will occur on Monday, the individual said.
IFR previously announced the news. Ant Group declined to remark to CNBC.
Ant Group’s IPO could be one of the greatest ever. Reuters has recently detailed that the organization is hoping to raise $35 billion. One expert recently disclosed to CNBC that Ant’s valuation could be north of $200 billion.
The Chinese firm runs the enormously famous Alipay versatile installments application in China which has more than 700 million month to month dynamic clients. It likewise has different other monetary items from protection to riches the executives. Be that as it may, an enormous aspect of its plan of action is selling money related innovation items and producing innovation administration charges.
Ant Group’s IPO cycle has been pushing ahead regardless of a report that the U.S. is attempting to get the organization put on an exchange boycott called the Entity List, a move specialists said would be “largely symbolic.”