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China’s GigaCloud Goes Public in U.S., Bucking Delisting Trend

E-commerce company GigaCloud Technology Inc. made its debut on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Thursday, a rare instance of an initial public offering by a Chinese company in the U.S. as the two countries head toward a financial decoupling.

GigaCloud, an online platform that connects manufacturers of bulky consumer items with buyers around the world, raised $36 million in gross proceeds after selling 2.94 million Class A shares. The deal valued the company at $486 million. The amount raised could increase to $41 million if the underwriter sells more shares to exercise the so-called overallotment options, typically when the stocks are in high demand.