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Weibo set to list in HK

US-listed Chinese microblogging platform Weibo is seeking to raise up to US$547 million in a share offer in Hong Kong, documents showed yesterday, the latest China tech company to list closer to home.

Several US-listed Chinese tech firms such as Alibaba have held initial public offerings in Hong Kong over the past two years as the United States has stepped up scrutiny of Chinese companies.

Listing in Hong Kong is seen as a hedge against the risk of being removed from US exchanges and a way of accessing an investor base closer to their home markets.

China also has been encouraging its big tech players to list either in Hong Kong or Shanghai.

On Monday, Nasdaq-listed Weibo — China’s answer to Twitter — said in a filing that it plans to sell 11 million shares for as much as HK$388 (US$49.75) each.

Shares are expected to start trading on December 8.

Weibo, which launched in 2009 and is among the earliest social media platforms in China, had 566 million monthly active users as of June, it said in a filing.

Its shares have traded on the Nasdaq since 2014.

Weibo is among the most widely-used social media platforms in China, where authorities have blocked major international players such as Facebook.

Weibo plans to use the funds from its Hong Kong listing to grow its user base and for research and development.


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