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Alibaba Said to Plan U.S. IPO as Hong Kong Talks Break Down

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is moving toward an initial public offering in the U.S. after talks for a Hong Kong listing broke down following management’s proposal to keep control in a share sale, according to two people familiar with the matter.

China’s largest e-commerce company is seeking U.S. law firms to help with an IPO and hasn’t hired banks yet, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the process is private. Alibaba, which investment banks value at as much as $120 billion, is likely to choose to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, another person said.