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REVEZ, Alibaba, Tencent: Digitization Made in Asia!

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Rumors are swirling about the strange short-squeeze. Some politicians in the US suspect Chinese Internet giants behind the GameStop hype. Even under Donald Trump, attempts had been made to ban Tencent's wonder app WeChat in the US. Even a ban on buying the stock for US investors was discussed at times. But then, fortunately, the decision was made in favor of the principles of the free market economy. After all, the discussion also coincided with the handover of office to Biden. Whether Biden will follow a similarly challenging course with China as his predecessor remains an open book because there are few foreign policy pronouncements at present.

time to read: 4 minutes by André Will-Laudien



André Will-Laudien

Born in Munich, he first studied economics and graduated in business administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in 1995. As he was involved with the stock market at a very early stage, he now has more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets.

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REVEZ Corporation - Moving Forward with Digital Business Models

REVEZ Corporation operates its business out of Singapore. Within the group, REVEZ brings together modern business approaches that can be digitized within a creative tech hub focusing on digitization and industrial automation (IoT) innovations. A wide variety of customer requirements are heard at REVEZ and supported by intelligent software solutions. The customer base is entirely spread across the Asia-Pacific region, with work currently underway to expand services to other parts of the globe.

REVEZ's portfolio consists of a multi-brand strategy, but the individual themes can be synergistically combined in any customer-adapted solution. The associated brands are called REVEZ, Newood Design, IOIO Lab as well as AIAC. Behind them are well-known IT services from the fields of information and communications technology (ICT), artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). The application areas are primarily in industrial automation, cybersecurity, and MICE support. Such integrated solution packages transform brand experiences, support communication as well as people engagement, and significantly improve a company's productivity. REVEZ provides its customers with customized solutions that are scalable and flexible by leveraging its proprietary IP modules.

The Company's history goes back as far as 2010, and since it was listed on the stock exchange, its business has been growing at a constant double-digit rate. The share, which is also listed in Frankfurt, is currently quoted at EUR 0.17 or SGD 0.24. The Company is entirely debt-free and has a market capitalization of SGD 40 million. An attractive IT small-cap with IOT fantasy!

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd - Is there still hope for Ant Group?

That's when some serious cash was made! One of the richest men in the world says goodbye to long-time web investments like Alibaba or Apple. Shaky hands? No, instead a sign of balanced management of the family foundation of Bill and Melinda Gates. After all, successful investing naturally requires risk reduction measures when, for example, valuation parameters go through the roof, as has been observed on the Nasdaq for a good 6 months. Instead of criticizing this, investors should use the experience of former corporate leaders in their favor.

Rumors are once again swirling around Alibaba that Ant Group might make it to the trading floor after all. When the supervisory boards of the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges surprisingly suspended Ant Group's IPO in November 2020 for the time being, the reasons for this decision were initially unclear. Officially, the Shanghai Stock Exchange said that the "regulatory environment" had changed significantly, resulting in Ant Group not being able to meet the IPO conditions and disclosure requirements.

Only after the fact did the reasons for the cancellation become clearer: Jack Ma, the chief executive of Ant Financial parent Alibaba, had voiced criticism of China's state-owned banks, which did not go over well with the country's leadership. Chinese regulators have targeted Alibaba Group and its largest holding, Ant Group, and are investigating its activities. Jack Ma does not like these investigations at all, as he has had almost free rein up to now.

While Alibaba is the leading e-commerce and cloud computing platform in China, Ant Group, the largest financial technology company, controls China's online financial sector. It has been summoned to join Tencent in a government progress program to build a new economic world. It may help its parent Alibaba to go public through the back door after all. The prerequisite would probably be that Jack Ma humbly asks for approval.

Tencent Holdings Ltd - WeDoctor about to go public

Tencent is also forging ahead with its next IPO. Its WeDoctor holding is planning an IPO in Hong Kong as early as next month after the Company received a valuation of USD 6.8 billion in its latest round of funding. But the whole thing has only leaked to the surface unofficially so far.

WeDoctor is a Company backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd, and it is among a growing number of tech giants seeking to transform China's healthcare system. In preparation for the listing, the Hangzhou-based Company is splitting its business into two parts and plans to list its healthcare services, which offer online and on-site consultations. The digital medical platform business includes insurance, medical supplies, online appointment booking and clinics.

The more sensitive data business, which deals with personal medical records, will be spun off and kept private to meet regulatory requirements. WeDoctor declined to comment on its fundraising and IPO plans in a statement sent to the public. Citigroup, along with JPMorgan Chase and CMB International Securities, had previously been selected as investment banks. According to rumors, the listing is expected to bring in as much as USD 1 billion.

So far, Tencent has demonstrated excellent handling of its holdings. The stock has lost about 12% from its high in the wake of last week's NASDAQ correction. Compared to other technology companies, Tencent remains a top Asian pick.


André Will-Laudien

Born in Munich, he first studied economics and graduated in business administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in 1995. As he was involved with the stock market at a very early stage, he now has more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets.

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