Facebook debut will give US big lead in global IPO stakes

In last week’s web poll, we asked our readers to say which IPO markets would be busiest during 2012. With Facebook’s megadeal coming next week, can Hong Kong or China catch up?

Facebook debut will give US big lead in global IPO stakes

Facebook is going public in the US next week with an equity offering that is likely to raise more money than all the initial public offerings in Hong Kong or China so far this year.

At up to $13.5 billion, Facebook’s IPO would be one of the biggest ever and just the kind of megadeal that once kept bankers in Hong Kong busy year-round, back when China’s big state-owned companies regularly rolled out huge and...

FinanceAsia has updated its subscription model. Registered readers now have the opportunity to read five articles from our award-winning website for free. Please subscribe for unlimited access.

Click for more on: ipo | poll | facebook | hong kong | us | china | equities | equity capital markets

Print Edition

FinanceAsia Print Edition

EVENTS