China's revamp of Ant Group dents investor appetite for IPO revival

China’s regulatory-imposed revamp of Jack Ma’s Ant Group, transforming the hot fintech into a financial holding company, appears to have dented some investor appetite for any plans to revive what would have been the world’s biggest IPO.

The overhaul comes two days after affiliate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which owns around a one-third stake in Ant, was hit with a record $2.75 billion antitrust penalty as China tightens controls on its internet giants.

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