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Wednesday 16th December 2020, 14:00 Hong Kong

More funding for Yonghui Fresh Food

Fresh produce B2B platform of Chinese retail group raises more funding from backers including Tencent

More funding for Yonghui Fresh Food

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Yonghui Fresh Food, the fresh produce business-to-business (B2B) platform of Yonghui Superstores, has raised US$153m in a new round of funding.

The platform secured investment from a range of backers led by technology giant Tencent and CICC Capital’s sub-fund CICC Qizhi.

These investors will join Yonghui Superstores — the parent company of Yonghui Fresh Food — and Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital China who provided were among the group that provided US$145m Series A funding in 2018.

Upon completion of the latest transaction, Yonghui Superstores will remain the largest shareholder in Yonghui Fresh Food with a 32.33 per cent stake, a reduction of 2.67 per cent. Followed by Hillhouse Capital with 26.8 per cent and Sequoia Capital China with 13.40 per cent.

 

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