China’s biggest e-commerce company plans to increase the top end of a marketed price range to just below $70, from $66 previously, said one of the people, asking not to be identified discussing private information. The announcement is likely to come later today after the market closes in New York, according to the person.
Alibaba’s decision came even as billionaire founder Jack Ma told prospective investors today at Hong Kong’s Ritz-Carlton hotel he won’t seek too high a valuation, according to two people who attended the meeting. Ma said the company tried to fairly price the November 2007 sale of its business-to-business marketplace Alibaba.com Ltd., whose shares almost tripled on its Hong Kong debut, the people said.
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