Analysts bet on strong year for Hong Kong IPOs as city boasts almost 100 new listings in 2014
Despite Alibaba's decision to list in the US over Hong Kong, the city's bourse recorded a strong 12 months, and lawyers are cautiously optimistic for 2015.
In the last four years, the Hong Kong IPO market has taken a few knock backs. 2012 saw the city’s bourse ranked just fourth in global IPO rankings down from number one – where it had sat for the previous three years – and then last summer, just as dealflow appeared to be back on track, Chinese internet giant the Alibaba Group announced it would no longer be using Hong Kong as a platform for the world’s largest IPO on record, but instead looking to the US.
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