It looks probable that the Hong Kong exchange’s second largest tech IPO ever is in the business of erasing pimples, touching up portraits with post-production makeup, and manufacturing cameras and phones equipped with filters to make selfies appear thinner, bright eyed and flawless.

Meitu, one of China’s leading selfie app and hardware makers, is seeking to list in Hong Kong in the fourth quarter this year, hoping to raise between $500 million-$1 billion USD, according to sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal.

The Hong Kong exchange has not seen an tech IPO of this size since Tencent listed in 2004, raising $1.5 billion HKD.

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April Ma

Based in Beijing, April Ma writes on tech trends and covers startups that may (or may not) be the next BATs. Reach her at April.ma@technode.com or Mafangjing (Wechat).