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Alibaba is said to plan to file for U.S. IPO as soon as April

  • Alibaba (ABABA) reportedly is preparing for a U.S. IPO as soon as next month, in an offer that could rival the size of Facebook.
  • The deal under consideration would raise more than $15B, with Yahoo (YHOO +0.9%) and other pre-IPO investors as the selling shareholders, sources say; FB's 2012 deal raised $16B.
  • Alibaba is opting for a U.S. listing as it struggles to persuade Hong Kong regulators to approve a proposed governance structure.
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  • Pete P.
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    This is good. It will be right after they show blockbuster 4th numbers.
    14 Mar 2014, 03:04 PM Reply Like
  • GAYBUYER
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    Sold all my yahhoo stock alaready
    14 Mar 2014, 03:39 PM Reply Like
  • King Rat
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    One must wonder of the real reason for not choosing HK. Perhaps HK investors are more weary than US investors? Perhaps they think they can squeeze more $ out of an exotic/less known group of investors?

     

    In HK people know Alibaba as another site. In the US people, if they know anything at all about Alibaba is that for a while it was the only value in YHOO's portfolio. Seems to me that the decision is economic more so than political.
    14 Mar 2014, 05:02 PM Reply Like
  • FranklinZhu
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    Question? If this happens, does that mean Yahoo's "profit" from this IPO offering would be accounted for on thee state side rather than overseas?
    15 Mar 2014, 02:11 AM Reply Like
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