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Alibaba increases valuation to $130 billion before IPO
Alibaba increases valuation to $130 billion before IPO

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba increased its valuation to $130 billion in an amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, less than a month from the company’s initial public offering. Alibaba, which processed more transactions by volume last year than EBay and Amazon combined, added $13 billion in valuation from its initial SEC filing in June. Analysts predict that Alibaba could raise between $15 billion to $20 billion when it begins trading and could be poised to break Facebook’s $16-billion record IPO in 2012. In another amended filing in June, the company reported $8.45 billion in total revenue and profits of $3.76 billion. Alibaba -- an e-commerce...