China’s Ant Financial to go public in dual Shanghai-Hong Kong listing


Eric Jing, CEO of Ant Financial

Bobby Yip | Reuters

Chinese fintech firm Ant Financial has begun the process of a concurrent initial public offering in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Ant, an affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, said Monday that it would list its shares on both the Shanghai stock exchange’s STAR — a Nasdaq-style tech board — and the Hong Kong stock exchange. The dual listing will help Ant “accelerate its goal of digitizing the service industry in China,” the company said.

“Becoming a public company will enhance transparency to our stakeholders, including customers, business partners, employees, shareholders and regulators,” Ant CEO Eric Jing said in a statement. “Through our…


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