Alibaba IPO May Be Largest Ever in the U.S.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., which filed today with a $1 billion placeholder, is said to be even bigger than Visa's initial public offering in 2008.

PUBLISHED MAY 6, 2014

Pricing the Alibaba IPO

Alibaba is valued at $168 billion, based on the average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News. China's largest e-commerce company is looking to sell a 12 percent stake in the IPO, people familiar with the matter have said. That means Alibaba could raise more than $20 billion in its offering and rank among the largest ever in the U.S.

Source: Bloomberg data

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