Japanese messaging app Line raises over $1.1 billion in IPO
Japanese messaging app Line’s initial public offering has raised more than $1.1 billion despite a lukewarm IPO market.
Shares priced at 3,300 yen each, or $32.84 per U.S.-traded share, Monday, the top of the predicted range. That suggests strong demand. Renaissance Capital, an IPO research firm, says it’s the biggest U.S. IPO of the year.
The stock will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday and on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday.