Chinese bike-sharing start-up Ofo has raised $866 million in a new funding round – comprising equity and debt – led by existing investor Alibaba Group. It is said to be the largest round raised by a bike-sharing company to date.
Other investors in the round include Alibaba’s financial services affiliate Ant Financial, Haofeng Group, Tianhe Capital, and Junli Capital. Alibaba also led Ofo’s $700 million Series E round in July...
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Chinese electric vehicle maker CHJ Automotive has completed a RMB3 billion ($474 million) Series B round led by Matrix Partners China and Shougang Fund, an investment firm backed by state-owned steel producer Shougang Corporation.
Naspers has sold a small portion of its stake in Tencent Holdings – the Chinese internet giant in which it acquired an approximately one-third stake for $32 million 16 years ago – for HK$76.9 billion ($9.8 billion).
Shunwei Capital has led a $25 million Series B round for ScaleFlux, a hardware firm based in the US and China.