Alibaba ranks world’s biggest IPO

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Reuters :
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s initial public offering now ranks as the world’s biggest in history at $25 billion, after the e-commerce giant and some of its shareholders sold additional shares.
Overwhelming demand saw the IPO initially raise $21.8 billion and then send Alibaba’s stock surging 38 percent in its debut on Friday. That prompted underwriters to exercise an option to sell an additional 48 million shares, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said.
The IPO surpassed the previous global record set by Agricultural Bank of China Ltd in 2010 when the bank raised $22.1 billion.