ByteDance, the Chinese owner of short-video platform TikTok, is in talks with Wall Street banks to borrow more than $3 billion to refinance its debt, according to two people with the knowledge of the matter.
The company plans to take advantage of currently low interest rates to repay its debt, one of the people said, adding that terms and the loan size are still subject to changes.
The people declined to be identified citing confidentiality constrains. ByteDance declined to comment.
Technology news website The Information reported that ByteDance and the banks have discussed raising between $4 billion to $5 billion to refinance debt and fund overseas expansion.
ByteDance had been exploring a public listing in the beginning this year, sources have told Reuters, but in April the company said it had no imminent plans for an initial public offering. – Rappler.com