China's e-commerce IPOs coming to the fore

After the portals and SMS companies, a new wave of Chinese start-ups aim to make their presence felt on the Nasdaq.

Following the recent lead of Ctrip in December and Shanda in May, China's e-commerce sector has started to make successful inroads into the US IPO market. Over the coming few months a new wave of internet companies are preparing US listings and for bankers and investors alike, they may mark a welcome diversification from the ubiquitous portals and SMS operators that have been listing in the US since 2000.

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