Xiaomi applies for IPO in Hong Kong with dual-class shareholding structure

Xiaomi applies for IPO in Hong Kong with dual-class shareholding structure

Xiaomi applies for IPO in Hong Kong with dual-class shareholding structure

The Beijing-based smartphone and gadget maker filed its application for an initial public offering to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Tuesday. The IPO could make him China's richest man, according to reports which suggest he controls a stake of over 75 percent. This is a result of loosened rules for allowing companies with multiple classes of shares to raise equity.

The papers, which appeared on the bourse's website, did not indicate how much Xiaomi is potentially looking to raise in the IPO. Some reports recently have suggested that the company's IPO could put the valuation at close to $100 billion, but one person close to the situation said that company is planning to go public at a value lower than $100 billion.

The IPO, announced in stock exchange filings on Thursday, may be the largest since 2014 when the e-commerce giant Alibaba listed in NY, raising $25bn.

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Xiaomi's listing in Hong Kong looks to be a win for the region's new stock exchange rules. The company has posted a net loss of 43.9 billion yuan in 2017 while the revenue increased by 67.5 percent past year. The revenue of Xiaomi clocked 114.62 billion yuan ($18 billion) in 2017, up 67.5% from 2016.

Xiaomi's IPO document unveiled many of its financial numbers for the first time. Lei Jun, Co-founder and CEO, said CDRs was "an excellent idea" and a "great policy innovation".

Xiaomi has a presence in over 30 countries. Neither company has said which phones will be making their way to the United Kingdom, although we are of course hoping the stunning Mi Mix 2S will be included.

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Other recent major China capital markets roles for CC have included the firm's work on the $1.1bn Hong Kong IPO of Tencent Holdings subsidiary China Literature's a year ago.

Xiaomi doubled its shipments in 2017 to become the world's fourth-largest smartphone maker, according to Counterpoint Research, defying a global slowdown in smartphone sales. Xiaomi, which initially had an online presence, opened hundreds of retail stores and also its strong growth in the home market and India were major factors for its resurgence.

While Xiaomi is present in 74 countries and regions, it is yet to crack the USA smartphone market, something that it intends to do this year. By the end of past year, Xiaomi had topped Samsung Electronics to lead sales charts in India.

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