ABC -- the building of a record IPO

Swiftly put together, yet carefully executed, there are lessons to be learned from this initial public offering.

ABC -- the building of a record IPO

One of the defining deals of 2010 will no doubt be Agricultural Bank of China’s long-awaited dual listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Not only did it manage to squeeze past Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ICBC to become the world’s largest-ever IPO at $22.1 billion, but it was also completed in just three months and resulted in a record pay-day for the investment banks involved. With three months having passed since the Hong Kong listing on July 16...

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