Saudi Aramco listing seen delayed this year amid struggle over valuation: Report
Saudi Aramco IPO was expected to come to market sometime this year, potentially the largest ever. However, the FT stated that advisors are struggling to arrive at the $2 trillion valuation sought by Saudi's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.
Last week, Bloomberg reported that Saudi Arabian energy minister also suggested the flotation might be delayed. If so, it would represent a setback for the world's largest oil producer's efforts to reform its economy, as the Aramco IPO is seen as a linchpin in its strategy.
According to the FT, people briefed on the negotiations say London was a prime contender to land the actual listing. The battle between where Aramco's stock would list is seen as a horse race between the New York Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.
The full Financial Times story can be found on https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/11/saudi-aramco-listing-seen-delayed-this-year-amid-struggle-over-valuation-report.html?__source=newsletter|breakingnews