CITIC’s Goldstone Investment Acquires Suning Assets For $650M

Nanjing city, Jiangsu province-based Chinese appliance retailer Suning Commerce Group Co. Ltd. plans to transfer 11 retail stores for RMB4.01 billion (US$650 million) to Goldstone Investment Limited, the direct investment arm of CITIC Securities Co.Ltd., according to a securities filing submitted by Shenzhen-listed Suning.

The sale is part of Suning’s move to focus on core and profitable assets and to expand its online-to-offline businesses.

Suning operates more than 1,600 electronic appliance stores in over 700 cities in China.

Goldstone Investment was incorporated in October 2007 with registered capital of RMB7.2 billion (US$1.2 billion).

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