Ant Group rebuilds for regulators, but at what cost?
While the authorities have remained tight-lipped about Ant, the impact of its restructuring is clear for all to see. With its highly lucrative consumer lending business decoupled from ubiquitous payments service Alipay and moving into a consumer finance subsidiary, the company’s earnings and valuation have tumbled.
Kelsey ChengFollowing more than a year of restructuring, Ant Group Co. Ltd. is gradually picking up the pieces and making its way back into Chinese regulators’ good graces. But the fintech company is a stripped-down version of the titan it once was, with its highly lucrative consumer lending business decoupled from ubiquitous payments service Alipay and moved into a consumer finance subsidiary, sending the group’s valuation tumbling from its
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