Chinese entrepreneurs find stability in staying private

David Berger, head of Asia-Pacific markets at SecondMarket, talks about how private listings are becoming more attractive.

Chinese entrepreneurs find stability in staying private

Placing unlisted shares of private companies onto liquidity platforms is gaining in attraction. The notion of a private listing may seem an oxymoron, but having the liquidity and currency of a listing with all the benefits of remaining private would seem to be corporate finance nirvana.

Large, unlisted technology companies such as Facebook are trying to find ways of getting liquidity into these private held shares, without all the pain of going public. Recently, Alibaba...

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