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Hong Kong Weighs Lower Revenue Threshold for Hard-Tech IPOs

  • HKEX may seek public consultation on proposals this month
  • Hard-tech firms could include AI, quantum computing, robotics
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Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. is discussing a system that will slash the revenue requirements for hard-tech companies to go public in the city, according to people familiar with the matter. 

The bourse is planning a new chapter 18C scheme to accommodate companies in sectors ranging from artificial intelligence and chips to autonomous vehicles and smart manufacturing, the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private. The HKEX could seek public consultation as soon as this month and aims to finalize the plan by the year’s end, they added.