Spotify’s fruitful introduction on Wall Street seems to have other music organizations looking to follow suit. Tencent Music, the digital music arm of China’s most significant organization, Tencent, is purportedly making strides for an initial public offering in the not-so-distant future.
As indicated by the Wall Street Journal, Tencent Music will start meeting underwriting banks throughout the following month with the goal to open publicly before the end of 2018. Sources told the WSJ that Tencent Music’s offers would in all probability be recorded on a U.S. stock trade with the organization esteemed in the $25 billion ballpark which would make it the fourth greatest U.S. filed tech IPO on record.
Tencent Music Entertainment runs three noteworthy music administrations, Q Music, KuGou, and Kuwo, and is attributed to opening China’s potential in streaming, and additionally wear down the market’s concern with theft. In December, Tencent and Spotify formally consented to purchase 10-percent-value stakes in each other. As of late, Tencent joined with Sony Music to make another Asia-based dance music label, Liquid State, and in late February, Tencent drove a $115 financing round for Indian streaming organization Gaana.
Tencent, which has a business portfolio that incorporates social media, internet business with e-commerce, video gaming, software, movies, TV, cloud computing, retail, virtual reality, along with other different ventures, had a market estimation of $580 billion as of January, making it China’s biggest and most profitable organization.
As indicated by the Journal’s sources, it will be a while before Tencent Music clarifies where it will hold its IPO–if the company becomes public at all. In any case, it will likely be in the U.S., at some point in the second half of this current year.
Tencent Music is mostly owned by Tencent Holdings, the massive Chinese tech combination that works the WeChat and QQ online stages. Tencent Holdings purchased an organization called China Music Corp. two or three years back, consolidated it with its streaming administration, and made Tencent Music.