Alison Tudor-Ackroyd

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Alison Tudor-Ackroyd

Alison is the Post's Finance Editor. Previously, she was Managing Editor of FinanceAsia; The Wall Street Journal's Asia Pacific Senior Finance Correspondent and before that Reuters' Asia Private Equity Correspondent. She has more than 20 years' experience reporting on finance while based in London, Milan, Paris, Tokyo and now Hong Kong. Alison has moderated panels at numerous summits from Sibos, Milken to Rise. In 2018, she was named Fintech Journalist of the Year and won Outstanding Contribution to Journalism in Asian press awards.

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Richard Li in talks to raise funds for his fourth Bridgetown SPAC as Asian investors keep piling into blank-cheque companies

The Hong Kong-based entrepreneur is teaming up with PayPal’s co-founder Peter Thiel again to tap the market for another blank-cheque company.

The Hong Kong-based entrepreneur is teaming up with PayPal’s co-founder Peter Thiel again to tap the market for another blank-cheque company.

28 May 2021 - 10:57PM
Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak files to go public in Jakarta

The start-up’s IPO would make it one of the first major technology-backed companies to go public in Jakarta.

The start-up’s IPO would make it one of the first major technology-backed companies to go public in Jakarta.

28 May 2021 - 7:44PM
Gojek and Tokopedia’s holding group GoTo plans fundraising ahead of blockbuster IPO this year

The Indonesian unicorn is likely to attract sovereign wealth funds and global financial institutions with a final round of fundraising to anchor what is likely to be Jakarta’s largest ever initial public offering later this year.

The Indonesian unicorn is likely to attract sovereign wealth funds and global financial institutions with a final round of fundraising to anchor what is likely to be Jakarta’s largest ever initial public offering later this year.

25 May 2021 - 11:40AM
China’s e-commerce and live-streaming booms are opportunities for private equity, Carlyle Group says

E-commerce and live-streaming are fuelling growth in Chinese consumer brands as well as for multinational retailers, and in turn creating opportunities for savvy investors to turn a profit. That is according to Carlyle Group executives Patrick Siewert and Nina Gong, who spoke with the South China Morning Post in an exclusive interview. Siewert and Gong explore how their investments in companies such as ByteDance, Golden Goose and McDonald’s are thriving as the Chinese mainland market emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic era.

E-commerce and live-streaming are fuelling growth in Chinese consumer brands as well as for multinational retailers, and in turn creating opportunities for savvy investors to turn a profit. That is according to Carlyle Group executives Patrick Siewert and Nina Gong, who spoke with the South China Morning Post in an exclusive interview. Siewert and Gong explore how their investments in companies such as ByteDance, Golden Goose and McDonald’s are thriving as the Chinese mainland market emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic era.

20 May 2021 - 11:57AM
ByteDance and McDonald’s are thriving in post Covid-19 China by riding e-commerce boom, says private-equity backer Carlyle

The world’s second-largest private-equity firm has bet US$2 billion on China’s fast-evolving consumer market. It sees a host of exit opportunities this year, via IPOs and mergers and acquisitions.

The world’s second-largest private-equity firm has bet US$2 billion on China’s fast-evolving consumer market. It sees a host of exit opportunities this year, via IPOs and mergers and acquisitions.

20 May 2021 - 9:19PM
Gojek, Tokopedia to merge in Indonesia’s biggest ever deal at US$18 billion

Gojek’s Andre Soelistyo will lead the combined business as CEO, while Tokopedia’s Patrick Cao will serve as president.

Gojek’s Andre Soelistyo will lead the combined business as CEO, while Tokopedia’s Patrick Cao will serve as president.

17 May 2021 - 10:37PM
Cathay Pacific raises US$650 million in first US-dollar bond sale in 27 years to fuel survival amid global air travel slump

Hong Kong’s struggling flag carrier has raised US$650 million by selling a US-dollar bond by convincing fixed-income investors to help finance its operations through the coronavirus pandemic.

Hong Kong’s struggling flag carrier has raised US$650 million by selling a US-dollar bond by convincing fixed-income investors to help finance its operations through the coronavirus pandemic.

11 May 2021 - 3:25PM
Has Asia missed the blank-cheque boat? The SPACs frenzy is cooling before Hong Kong, Singapore even get off the starting blocks

A flood of capital raising by SPACs at the start of 2021 slowed to a trickle by April, raising the question whether one of the hottest trends in finance has run out of steam before Asia reaches the starting line?

A flood of capital raising by SPACs at the start of 2021 slowed to a trickle by April, raising the question whether one of the hottest trends in finance has run out of steam before Asia reaches the starting line?

8 May 2021 - 11:51AM
Explainer | Why is Singapore’s Grab different from ride-hailing giants Uber, Lyft and Didi?

Grab, the Singapore ride-hailing, food delivery company, is expected to be the biggest listing ever by a Southeast Asian tech firm.

Grab, the Singapore ride-hailing, food delivery company, is expected to be the biggest listing ever by a Southeast Asian tech firm.

29 Apr 2021 - 5:18PM
Here’s how Naspers’ bankers executed the world’s largest block sale of Tencent shares without crashing Hong Kong’s market

Buoyant trading in the aftermath of the world’s largest overnight block trade shows Hong Kong’s stock market is now deep and liquid enough to rival US and European markets when it comes to digesting big trades in China’s technology champions.

Buoyant trading in the aftermath of the world’s largest overnight block trade shows Hong Kong’s stock market is now deep and liquid enough to rival US and European markets when it comes to digesting big trades in China’s technology champions.

24 Apr 2021 - 4:47PM
Food-deliverer Meituan raises US$10 billion as its follow-on stock sale fetches top price amid ravenous appetite for Chinese tech deals

The food-delivery giant sold roughly US$10 billion worth of stock and bonds as investors’ appetite for China technology exposure outweighed fears of an antitrust crackdown.

The food-delivery giant sold roughly US$10 billion worth of stock and bonds as investors’ appetite for China technology exposure outweighed fears of an antitrust crackdown.

20 Apr 2021 - 6:12PM
China’s Meituan raising US$10 billion from sale of shares, convertible bonds in food-delivery giant

China’s largest food-delivery platform will use proceeds from the bumper share sale for research and development in areas such as autonomous vehicles and drones.

China’s largest food-delivery platform will use proceeds from the bumper share sale for research and development in areas such as autonomous vehicles and drones.

20 Apr 2021 - 9:05AM
Singapore’s Grab to go public at US$40 billion valuation amid SPAC frenzy

The deal to acquire Grab, Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech unicorn, would be the biggest acquisition by a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), and marks a high point in one of the hottest fundraising trends globally since early 2020.

The deal to acquire Grab, Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech unicorn, would be the biggest acquisition by a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), and marks a high point in one of the hottest fundraising trends globally since early 2020.

14 Apr 2021 - 10:31AM
China’s Ant Group to form a financial holding company after regulatory clampdown

China has tamed the world’s largest fintech and industry disrupter. Here’s how.

China has tamed the world’s largest fintech and industry disrupter. Here’s how.

12 Apr 2021 - 10:09PM
Explainer | Didi and ByteDance among Top 10 IPOs by China’s billion-dollar tech start-ups to watch for in 2021

China is the world’s second-biggest home for unicorns, as the privately owned companies worth over US$1 billion are called, after the United States.

China is the world’s second-biggest home for unicorns, as the privately owned companies worth over US$1 billion are called, after the United States.

28 Apr 2021 - 2:29PM
Airwallex’s value swells to US$2.6 billion as Greenoaks leads investors to add US$100 million to fintech start-up’s Series D round

Airwallex, which counts Tencent and Sequoia among its backers, plans to use the funds to accelerate its global expansion, explore new partnerships and product and engineering innovation.

Airwallex, which counts Tencent and Sequoia among its backers, plans to use the funds to accelerate its global expansion, explore new partnerships and product and engineering innovation.

24 Mar 2021 - 5:55PM
Bilibili priced Hong Kong listing at HK$808 a share as ‘China’s YouTube’ hit by tech valuations fears

The Chinese version of YouTube raised US$2.6 billion from the stock sale to load more content and boost its ability to make money from gamers on its platform.

The Chinese version of YouTube raised US$2.6 billion from the stock sale to load more content and boost its ability to make money from gamers on its platform.

23 Mar 2021 - 8:46PM
Second-hand fashion app Vestiaire Collective turns decluttering into billion-dollar business

French luxury conglomerate Kering has bought about 5 per cent of Vestiaire Collective, boosting the value of the online reseller of Chanel jackets and Prada handbags to more than US$1 billion.

French luxury conglomerate Kering has bought about 5 per cent of Vestiaire Collective, boosting the value of the online reseller of Chanel jackets and Prada handbags to more than US$1 billion.

2 Mar 2021 - 3:50PM
Explainer | China EV war: Top 5 electric vehicle fundraisers to watch out for in 2021

We flag the biggest upcoming fundraising drives by Chinese electric car companies in 2021 and point out the new entrants to watch in the booming industry.

We flag the biggest upcoming fundraising drives by Chinese electric car companies in 2021 and point out the new entrants to watch in the booming industry.

8 Mar 2021 - 5:31PM
Explainer | As Tesla, NIO, Xpeng and BYD battle for dominance in China, which electric car maker has the slickest fundraising machine?

We rank the capital-raising records of major players in China’s electric vehicle market.

We rank the capital-raising records of major players in China’s electric vehicle market.

1 Mar 2021 - 1:57PM
Hong Kong markets watchdog to vet JPMorgan banker Nicolas Aguzin before greenlighting him as HKEX’s next CEO, source says

The next boss of the world’s most valuable bourse operator will have to navigate between HKEX’s ambitions to be a global marketplace and Beijing’s policy directions.

The next boss of the world’s most valuable bourse operator will have to navigate between HKEX’s ambitions to be a global marketplace and Beijing’s policy directions.

10 Feb 2021 - 11:48PM
HKEX taps JPMorgan’s Nicolas Aguzin as chief executive to helm the world’s most valuable stock market operator

The appointment comes at a time when new listings and investment funds flowing south from mainland China have swelled the city’s market value to HK$54 trillion (US$7 trillion).

The appointment comes at a time when new listings and investment funds flowing south from mainland China have swelled the city’s market value to HK$54 trillion (US$7 trillion).

10 Feb 2021 - 12:16AM
Alibaba’s bond sale attracts US$38 billion worth of orders as investors shrug off antitrust fears and look to future of China’s booming e-commerce industry

The overwhelming demand for Alibaba’s long-dated bonds is a vote of confidence from fixed-income investors that the firm will emerge relatively unscathed from an antitrust investigation.

The overwhelming demand for Alibaba’s long-dated bonds is a vote of confidence from fixed-income investors that the firm will emerge relatively unscathed from an antitrust investigation.

7 Feb 2021 - 9:53AM
Kuaishou shares jump 161 per cent in debut as Hong Kong’s hottest IPO paves way for offerings from rival video-sharing app owners

Retail investors have bet serious money on the world’s flashiest technology this year, sending in HK$1.3 trillion (US$165 billion) to oversubscribe the IPO by 1,200 times. That’s more than double the cash in circulation in the city.

Retail investors have bet serious money on the world’s flashiest technology this year, sending in HK$1.3 trillion (US$165 billion) to oversubscribe the IPO by 1,200 times. That’s more than double the cash in circulation in the city.

5 Feb 2021 - 5:53PM
Alibaba guides market on US$5 billion debt sale ahead of pricing on Thursday

The bond sale comes after the e-commerce giant reported a 37 per cent surge in revenue for the quarter ended December, lifted by its extended Singles’ Day campaign last year and handily beating analysts’ estimates.

The bond sale comes after the e-commerce giant reported a 37 per cent surge in revenue for the quarter ended December, lifted by its extended Singles’ Day campaign last year and handily beating analysts’ estimates.

4 Feb 2021 - 1:59PM
Ant Group reaches deal with China’s financial regulators on business overhaul – sources

An agreement between Ant Group and the regulators would lift a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the company and from across the financial technology industry.

An agreement between Ant Group and the regulators would lift a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the company and from across the financial technology industry.

3 Feb 2021 - 11:34PM
Alibaba to sell up to US$5 billion of dollar bonds as analysts say risk from antitrust investigation is limited

The e-commerce behemoth is selling up to US$5 billion in debt to investors as analysts brush off the impact of an antitrust crackdown.

The e-commerce behemoth is selling up to US$5 billion in debt to investors as analysts brush off the impact of an antitrust crackdown.

3 Feb 2021 - 4:19PM
UBS Asia builds on last year’s bumper performance with a strong start to 2021 but boss cautions on bonuses

The Swiss lender’s Asian arm had a blowout year in 2020, but that may not translate into Wall Street-topping bonuses, says regional boss.

The Swiss lender’s Asian arm had a blowout year in 2020, but that may not translate into Wall Street-topping bonuses, says regional boss.

29 Jan 2021 - 10:59PM
Cathay Pacific sells convertible bonds to buttress finances as air travel remains in the doldrums amid lingering Covid-19 pandemic

As air travel to one of Asia’s biggest aviation hubs dries up, Cathay Pacific is turning to investors for financial support.

As air travel to one of Asia’s biggest aviation hubs dries up, Cathay Pacific is turning to investors for financial support.

28 Jan 2021 - 9:08AM
Ant Group’s IPO could be revived after ‘problem solved’, hints China’s central bank governor

PBOC governor Yi Gang said there needs to be more international cooperation on regulating fintech, particularly regarding the ownership of consumer data.

PBOC governor Yi Gang said there needs to be more international cooperation on regulating fintech, particularly regarding the ownership of consumer data.

27 Jan 2021 - 6:35AM