Shein IPO: Firm in talks with banks, exchanges for listing, says report | Mint
Active Stocks
Mon Feb 26 2024 15:59:59
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 142.60 -1.99%
  1. Power Grid Corporation Of India share price
  2. 287.75 1.97%
  1. HDFC Bank share price
  2. 1,422.25 0.10%
  1. ITC share price
  2. 409.20 -0.58%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 759.00 -0.05%
Business News/ News / World/  Shein IPO: Firm in talks with banks, exchanges for listing, says report
BackBack

Shein IPO: Firm in talks with banks, exchanges for listing, says report

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase are among the banks helping Shein with its IPO preparation,

Chinese fashion brand Shein pop-up store (AFP)Premium
Chinese fashion brand Shein pop-up store (AFP)

China-founded online retailer Shein is in talks with at least three investment banks about a potential U.S. initial public offering. It has also been in talks with the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, according to news agency Reuters.

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase are among the banks helping Shein with its IPO preparation, the report added. The timing of an IPO is uncertain. 

Shein is under scrutiny from US lawmakers over its labor practices, may decide not to proceed in the near future, one of the sources said.

Shein, valued at more than $60 billion, could become the most valuable China-founded company to go public in the United States since ride-hailing giant Didi Global's debut in 2021 at a $68 billion valuation. 

Didi was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange a year later amid Beijing's crackdown on Chinese technology giants over antitrust and data security rules.

Shein has not decided on the venue for its IPO, and Nasdaq and NYSE have both been in contact with the company to try to convince it to pick their own exchange, the report added.

According to recent report by Reuters which mentioned that Shein had filed its IPO registration confidentially with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. 

However, Shein denied the reports and  without elaborating and Reuters citing sources reported that an IPO filing has not been submitted to the SEC.

Shein has been working on drafts of the IPO filing, two sources said.

Shein, which was launched in China in 2012, has been eyeing a US IPO for at least three years, though it was deterred by headwinds that included tensions between Beijing and Washington, US scrutiny of Chinese accounting practices, and bouts of market volatility caused by the pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine, Reuters previously reported.

Shein's IPO is opposed by a bipartisan group of two dozen U.S. representatives who have called for an independent audit to verify that the company does not use Uyghur forced labor, before it is allowed to list shares.

Shein has said it adheres to ethical sourcing standards and has denied allegations that it ships from China's Xinjiang region, where materials such as cotton are often the product of forced labor by the Uyghurs, a mainly Muslim ethnic minority. The United States bans exports from Xinjiang for this reason.

Shein was valued at more than $60 billion in a $2 billion private fundraising round in March. General Atlantic, Mubadala, Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital China were among its investors, Reuters reported at the time.

The company's founder, Chris Xu, moved Shein's headquarters to Singapore from Nanjing, capital of China's eastern Jiangsu province, more than a year ago, a shift that helps Shein circumvent China's tough new rules on overseas listings. 

Unlock a world of Benefits! From insightful newsletters to real-time stock tracking, breaking news and a personalized newsfeed – it's all here, just a click away! Login Now!

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Check all the latest action on Budget 2024 here. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 04 Jul 2023, 10:34 PM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You
Switch to the Mint app for fast and personalized news - Get App