China-based logistics operator ZTO Express has filed for an IPO in the US. Sequoia Capital and Warburg Pincus are the most significant private equity backers with stakes of 7.2% and 6.1%, respectively.
The filing does not specify the size or pricing of the offering. ZTO issued and sold about 38.2 million shares for $300 million last year to its four series A investors, which include Sequoia, Warburg...
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