A group of investors led by Warburg Pincus will invest about $700 million in Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com Inc’s infrastructure asset management arm, the U.S.-based private equity firm said on Thursday. Warburg Pincus and Hillhouse Capital, along with other investors, will invest in JD Property as part of a non-redeemable series A preferred share financing, the company added.

Warburg Pincus LLC is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The firm has more than $56 billion in private equity assets under management. The firm’s active portfolio of more than 190 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector, and geography. Warburg Pincus is an experienced partner to management teams seeking to build durable companies with sustainable value. Founded in 1966, Warburg Pincus has raised 19 private equity funds, which have invested more than $86 billion in over 910 companies in more than 40 countries.

JD.com is a leading technology driven e-commerce company transforming to become the leading supply chain based technology and service provider. The company’s cutting-edge retail infrastructure seeks to enable consumers to buy whatever they want, whenever and wherever they want it.


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Source: Reuters

Reporting by Sameer Manekar in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi