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September 06, 2006

The ALC IPO: Two Weeks Later

ALC is a well-known English-related book and magazine publisher with a significant internet presence via its portal site. The company recently went public. On the 25th of August of this year, they were listed on the JSE (JASDAQ Securities Exchange). Many people have been watching intently to see how this rare instance of an English-related IPO in Japan would fare.

Their stock price opened at 82,500 per share, and over the first few days of the listing, the stock price swelled dramatically, topping out around the 150,000 yen mark. The fall was quick though, and judging from the steep drop in trading volume over the last few days, the price may be ready to stabilize at about the 100,000 yen mark. This story is, of course, an ongoing one.

ALC's Listing on Yahoo! Finance (in Japanese)
ALC website
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