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Ant Group’s Stalled IPO Seen Slashing Its Value by $140 Billion

  • Increased capital needs may lower valuation by half: analysts
  • Ant faces more scrutiny, tougher China regulatory requirements
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Ant’s Stalled IPO Seen Slashing It's Value by $140 Billion

China’s move to halt Ant Group Co.’s massive stock debut could reduce the fintech giant’s value by as much as $140 billion, according to analysts’ revised estimates.

New regulations that could force Ant to raise more capital to back lending and seek national licenses to operate across the country may reduce the firm’s valuation by about half, according to estimates from Morningstar Inc. and other firms. The regulatory details are preliminary and could be subject to change.