As Alibaba files for potential record-breaking IPO, a look at the biggest offerings

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Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in a initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, which would value the company at $163 billion. Those are both IPO records. Here's a look at some of the largest global IPOs ever, based on records from data provider Dealogic.

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The largest IPOs by amount raised:

1. Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. raised $22.12 billion in its June 2010 debut in Hong Kong and Shanghai. It had a market capitalization of $133.4 billion.

2. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China raised $21.93 billion in its October 2006 debut in Hong Kong and Shanghai. It had a market capitalization of $131.83 billion.

3. AIA Group Ltd. raised $20.49 billion in its October 2010 debut in Hong Kong. It had a market capitalization of $30.54 billion.

4. Visa Inc. raised $19.65 billion in its March 2008 debut in New York. It had a market capitalization of $44.32 billion.

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5. NTT Mobile Communications Network Inc. raised $18.38 billion in its October 1998 debut in Tokyo. It had a market capitalization of $64.59 billion.

6. General Motors Co. raised $18.14 billion in its November 2010 debut in New York and Toronto. It had a market capitalization of $49.5 billion.

7. Enel SpA raised $17.41 billion in its October 1999 debut in Italy and New York. It had a market capitalization of $54.85 billion.

8. Facebook Inc. raised $16.01 billion in its May 2012 debut in New York. It had a market capitalization of $81.25 billion.

9. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. raised $13.61 billion in its December 1986 debut in Tokyo. Its market capitalization is unavailable.

10. Deutsche Telekom AG raised $13.03 billion in its debut in its November 1996 debut on 11 exchanges. It had a market capitalization of $51.81 billion.

Companies with the largest market value at the time of their IPO:

1. Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. raised $22.12 billion in its June 2010 debut in Hong Kong and Shanghai. It had a market capitalization of $133.4 billion.

2. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China raised $21.93 billion in its October 2006 debut in Hong Kong and Shanghai. It had a market capitalization of $131.83 billion.

3. Bank of China raised $11.19 billion in its May 2006 debut in Hong Kong. It had a market capitalization of $94.1 billion.

4. Facebook Inc. raised $16.01 billion in its May 2012 debut in New York. It had a market capitalization of $81.25 billion.

5. Electricite de France SA raised $9.03 billion in its November 2005 debut in Paris. It had a market capitalization of $72.25 billion.

6. Rosneft OAO raised $10.66 billion in its July 2006 debut in London and Moscow. It had a market capitalization of $70.8 billion.

7. China Construction Bank Corp. raised $9.23 billion in its October 2005 in Hong Kong. It had a market capitalization of $68.06 billion.

8. NTT Mobile Communications Network Inc. raised $18.38 billion in its October 1998 debut in Tokyo. It had a market capitalization of $64.59 billion.

9. United Parcel Service Inc. raised $5.47 billion in its November 1999 debut in New York. It had a market capitalization of $60.16 billion.

10. Glencore International PLC raised $10.05 billion in its May 2011 debut in Hong Kong and London. It had a market capitalization of $59.52 billion.