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Alibaba's books close early in $13.4 bn Hong Kong listing: Report

Alibaba's closing price on Tuesday in New York will be used to set the final price that institutional investors will pay for the Hong Kong listed stocks

Reuters  |  Hong Kong 

The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China
The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China

will close its order books early to prospective institutional investors as part of its $13.4 billion secondary listing in Hong Kong, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Books will now be shut at 12 p.m. EST Tuesday in New York which is a half day earlier than initially planned by the Chinese e-commerce giant and its investment banking advisers.

The decision was made by the company on Monday, and the final price will still be set by Wednesday evening, Hong Kong time, according to the sources.

Alibaba's closing price on Tuesday in New York will be used to set the final price that institutional investors will pay for the Hong Kong listed stocks.

Alibaba's listing comes amid Hong Kong anti-government protests which turned increasingly violent on the weekend.

 

First Published: Mon, November 18 2019. 20:24 IST
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