There's speculation that ByteDance, the parent company of popular app TikTok, may be planning an IPO. Word this week that the company had hired a CFO, Xiaomi executive Shou Zi Chew, renewed that speculation.
But while rumors have been swirling for over a year now, ByteDance has yet to publicly file or confirm that it's planning to list stock on a public exchange. (There have also been rumors about a possible TikTok IPO, but no details.)
If the company does go public, US investors will need an international brokerage account to buy stocks.
What we know about the ByteDance IPO
ByteDance is expected to go public. ByteDance has not yet filed a viewable Form S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. We'll update this page with information as it becomes available.
There's no news yet about how much the stock will cost when it goes public. No date has been set for when the stock will be publicly available.
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