BEIJING, Jan. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JD.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:JD), China's largest online direct sales company, today announced the signing of a definitive share subscription agreement (“SPA”) for a RMB6.65 billion financing for its JD Finance subsidiary with lead investors including Sequoia Capital China, China Harvest Investments and China Taiping Insurance.
The financing values JD Finance at RMB46.65 billion on a fully-diluted, post-investment basis. Following the financing, JD.com will maintain majority ownership in JD Finance. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
“We are delighted to welcome Sequoia Capital China, China Harvest Investments, China Taiping Insurance among other investors as partners in our fast-growing JD Finance business,” said Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com. “JD Finance has become a leading industry player by leveraging JD.com’s e-commerce expertise and advantages in big data and technology to provide financial solutions to Chinese consumers, innovative start-ups and traditional enterprises. By partnering with top financial and start-up service institutions, we will be even better positioned to create China’s leading financial technology ecosystem.”
“Since its launch in 2013, JD Finance has built one of the most trusted financial technology platforms in China,” said Shengqiang Chen, CEO of JD Finance. “With our top risk management technology and the additional expertise from our investors and partners, we look forward to significantly expanding JD Finance’s service offerings and market reach.”
About JD.com, Inc.
JD.com, Inc. is China’s leading online direct sales company and the country’s largest Internet company by revenue. The Company strives to offer consumers the best online shopping experience. Through its content rich and user-friendly website jd.com and mobile applications, JD.com offers a wide selection of authentic products at competitive prices and delivers products in a speedy and reliable manner. The Company believes it has the largest fulfillment infrastructure of any e-commerce company in China. JD.com operated 7 fulfillment centers and a total of 196 warehouses in 46 cities, and in total 4,760 delivery stations and pickup stations in 2,266 counties and districts across China, staffed by its own employees. JD.com is a member of the NASDAQ100.
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