China's Megvii faces HKEX queries on IPO application

China's Megvii faces HKEX queries on IPO application

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Face++ facial recognition software is seen at the Security China 2018 exhibition on public safety and security in Beijing, China, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese artificial-intelligence giant Megvii Technology Ltd. is facing additional queries from the Hong Kong bourse ahead of its planned initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said.

Some questions relate to public complaints about whether the company adequately disclosed risks related to U.S. sanctions, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. Megvii, which met Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd.’s listing committee Thursday, will need to address the concerns before it receives formal clearance to go ahead with the share sale, the people said.

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