Didi Global shares spike in opening NYSE trade

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Didi Global Inc. shares surged 19% Wednesday in their opening trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

Shares of the China-based ride-hailing giant opened for trading at $16.65 after pricing at $14 on Tuesday evening. They were expected to price between $13 and $14 apiece. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %DIDI DIDI GLOBAL INC SPON ADS EA REP 0.25 ORD SH 14.36 -3.64 -20.22%

Strong demand allowed Didi to sell 316.8 million American depository shares (ADS), up from the planned 288 million shares. One Didi ADS is equal to 25% of one ordinary share. The ADS trade under the ticker symbol DIDI.

Wednesday’s U.S. IPO raised $4.4 billion and valued the company at $73 billion on a fully diluted basis. Didi plans to use the proceeds from its IPO to invest in technology and to fund international growth. 

The IPO was the second…

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