Monday, February 21, 2011

China's Facebook May Be Next Big Tech IPO

Chinese entrepreneur Joe Chen could claim title to the next hot Chinese tech IPO when his Beijing-based social networking brand Renren goes for a $500 million public listing on NASDAQ this spring.

Chen won’t match the stratospheric $63 billion market valuation for Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook. But that’s not taking anything away from Chen. Renren should reach an estimated market cap of $2 billion to $3 billion when investment bankers Morgan Stanley, Credit-Suisse and Deutsche Bank take the startup public – significantly, the first Chinese lookalike brand to go IPO ahead of its American counterpart – putting it on par with two recent China IPO hits, YouTube lookalike Youku and Amazon replica Dangdang.

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