Alibaba and JD Tap Underwriters for China Stock Market Homecoming

Alibaba and JD could be floated in China’s A-Shares market by issuing China Deposit Recipients (CDR) in as early as June.

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In China’s push to call back home some of its largest tech darlings listed outside of their home turf, Alibaba and JD, two of the largest Chinese e-commerce powerhouses, could be floated in China’s A-Shares market by issuing China Deposit Recipients (CDR) in as early as June, according to a report by local financial media Caixin, citing people familiar with the matter.

Alibaba has tapped CITIC Securities, China’s largest full-service investment bank, as underwriter. Given the size of Alibaba’s market capitalization, a second underwriter might be recruited. China International Capital Corporation said it’s been trying to strike a deal.

The group of underwriters for JD includes Huajing Securities, CSC Financial, as well as Huatai Securities.

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