Report: NetEase to raise $2.7bn in Hong Kong IPO

Report: NetEase to raise $2.7bn in Hong Kong IPO

Chinese games giant has apparently raised HK$21bn ($2.7bn) in its initial offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

That's according to Bloomberg, which reports that the company has priced 171m shares at HK$123 each. Trading is set to begin today (June 11th).

NetEase has been listed on Wall Street since 2000.

NetEase is the second biggest games company in China, following – of course – Tencent. Those two companies made a massive $743m between them in the first half of 2019.

The firm works with some of the largest titles in the world, releasing Activision Blizzard's titles in China, as well as operating Minecraft in this part of the world.

Earlier this year, NetEase took over as the local partner for sci-fi MMO Eve Online in China. The firm has also launched its own digital games platform and entered the cloud games market.

The company has also made a series of Western investments, too, including Bossa Studios and Destiny maker Bungie.

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