Tagged: initial public offering

Stock Trading App Provider Robinhood Planning IPO with Assistance from Goldman Sachs: Report

Robinhood, a popular trading app that has encouraged a new generation of investors to take part in equity trading, has reportedly hired giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs to lead the Fintech firm’s IPO. Robinhood Markets will be working with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) in… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later Fintech Affirm, which Filed IPO Application, May have Significant Growth Opportunities in the US

Younger investors including Millennials and Gen Z consumers are supporting a change in the idea of paying with credit, and investors might also be able to join this emerging trend in the US markets. Fintech company Affirm Holdings Inc., which lets users split their purchases… Read More

Chinese Regulators to Introduce “Special” and “Innovative” Regulatory Guidelines for Fintech Giants like Ant Group, Tencent Holdings

China is reportedly planning to introduce “special” and “innovative” regulatory guidelines for  Fintech giants like billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co., which is a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA). Regulators in China aim to create new policies so they can eliminate monopolistic practices… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Marqeta Might Conduct IPO Next Year, after Establishing Additional Head Offices in Denver

Marqeta, a Fintech Unicorn that claims to be the first global modern card-issuing platform, is reportedly working with many startups that are now using Marqeta’s payment card issuance technology. Marqeta is also working closely with Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as the… Read More

Chinese Fintechs Must Realize that their Products can Subject Consumers to Financial Risk, Analyst Says following Sector-Wide Crackdown

Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s plans to establish Fintech companies like Ant Group and launch IPOs in China were recently put on hold when the country’s regulators decided to make updates to regulatory requirements. As reported recently, Daniel Zhang, Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), noted… Read More

Daniel Zhang, Chairman of Alibaba Group, Says China’s Move to Create New Fintech Regulations Is “Timely and Necessary”

The management at Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) has stated that they are planning to comply with China’s updated Fintech regulations after the nation’s changing regulatory environment led to Ant Group‘s initial public offering (IPO) getting suspended. Daniel Zhang, Chairman of Alibaba Group, noted during a… Read More

Max Levchin’s Fintech Affirm Files S-1 to Go Public

Affirm Holdings has filed an S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating its intent to do an initial public offering (IPO). Affirm is a Fintech lender created by Max Levchin, a noted Fintech entrepreneur who co-founded PayPal. Just recently in September… Read More

Straight From the Top: Chinese President Xi Jinping Said to Personally Hit Pause on Ant Group IPO

Ant Group was expected to be the largest Fintech initial public offering (IPO) ever at a valuation of around $35 billion. With just days until a listing on both the Shanghai Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, regulators in China slammed the breaks on… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Starling Is Reportedly Planning to Secure $263 Million in Additional Funding

UK-based digital bank Starling is reportedly planning to secure £200 million (appr. $263 million) in additional capital in order to further expand its business operations. Starling Bank may consider launching an initial public offering (IPO) in the foreseeable future. Starling has hired Rothschild to focus… Read More

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak Might be Planning to Fundamentally Change Current Listing Regime for Tech Firms

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly planning to overhaul or fundamentally change the nation’s listing regime in order to attract more tech firms to London, according to a recent report from Sky News. Sources familiar with the matter said that Sunak will be working on… Read More

Ant Group Is Reportedly Moving Forward with Digital Banking License Application in Singapore, Despite Halted IPO Plans

Ant Group, which was previously known as Ant Financial, the world’s most valuable Fintech firm and a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), will be moving forward with its application for a digital banking license in Singapore. This, despite the Fintech giant’s (potential) record… Read More

Translated: Shanghai Stock Exchange Statement Suspending Ant Group’s IPO

In a crushing move by the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Ant Group’s highly anticipated listing on the exchange was suspended, hitting pause on what was poised to be the largest public offering of a Fintech ever. Ant Group was planning to simultaneously list on both the… Read More

Chinese Fintech Firm Lufax to Lay the Groundwork for its Global Expansion Over Next 5 Years

Chinese Fintech firm Lufax had been planning to secure $2.36 billion through its US initial public offering (IPO). As previously reported, Lufax was once a top peer to peer lending platform but has since shifted into other areas of Fintech as well as online lending…. Read More

Ant Group Is “Most Interesting” Fintech of All Time Because it Provides Blueprint for how Unbanked Will Come Online, Industry Exec Explains

Benjamin Quinlan, CEO and Managing Partner at Quinlan & Associates, notes that there’s now an “army” of advisors being engaged to support the initial public offering (IPO) of Ant Group, which was previously known as Ant Financial, the world’s most valuable Fintech firm and a… Read More

Chinese Fintech Firm Lufax Is Reportedly Planning to Secure Up to $2.36 Billion through US IPO

Chinese Fintech firm Lufax is reportedly planning to secure $2.36 billion through its US initial public offering (IPO). Lufax was once a top peer to peer lending platform but has since shifted into other areas of Fintech as well as online lending. Lufax’s management noted… Read More

Alibaba Group’s Fintech Firm, Ant Group, Gets Approval from Chinese Authorities for Registration of its Shanghai Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Ant Group, which was previously known as Ant Financial, the world’s most valuable Fintech firm and a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), has reportedly received approval from China’s top securities regulator for the registration of its Shanghai offering. As reported by Reuters, the… Read More

Brazil Is Reportedly Planning to Conduct IPO for Caixa Econômica Federal, which has Built a Digital Banking Platform during COVID-19 Crisis

Paulo Guedes, the Minister of Economy in Brazil, recently noted that the country is planning to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which is an intergovernmental economic organization with over 30 member countries. The OECD aims to promote economic growth and also… Read More

Alibaba Group’s Fintech Firm, Ant Group, Gets Approval from Chinese Authorities for the Hong Kong part of its Upcoming IPO

Ant Group, which was previously known as Ant Financial, the world’s most valuable Fintech firm and subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), has reportedly received approval from Chinese regulatory authorities for the Hong Kong leg of its planned initial public offering (IPO). The Ant… Read More

SPAC: Mark Schwartz from EY and Fintech Advisor Efi Pylarinou Explain how Special Purpose Acquisition Companies Provide Better Access to Capital

Mark Schwartz, MD at Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC, Equity Capital Markets Advisory, has explained how (special purpose acquisition company) SPAC mergers can help companies with accessing better financing deals or options. Schwartz noted that the growth of SPACs gives private business owners an… Read More

Temasek Holdings and Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Fund Reportedly Considering Investments in Ant Group’s Planned IPO

Temasek Holdings, a major Singapore state investor, is reportedly looking into making a potential investment in the planned initial public offering (IPO) of Chinese Fintech giant Ant Group, which might be the world’s largest iPO. GIC Pte Ltd, which is Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund (one… Read More

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