JD Finance In The Process To Raise $1.9B Series B Round

CICC Capital, Bank of China Group Investment Ltd, CITIC Securities-backed China Securities and CITIC Capital have agreed to invest a RMB13 billion (US$1.9 billion) series B round in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com’s financial services spin-out JD Finance.

CICC, COFCO Said To Invest $2B In JD Finance At $26B Valuation

Chinese investment banking firm China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC) and China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) are in talks to lead a RMB13 billion (US$2 billion) round in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc.’s financial services spin-out, JD Finance, according to China Securities Journal, a Xinhua News Agency-controlled newspaper.

Sequoia, Lightspeed China Poised To Exit After Fintech Firm Jianpu Technology’s US IPO

Chinese fintech company Jianpu Technology Inc.’s debut on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday was a disappointment, with the stock gaining only 5% despite the company pricing its IPO at below its anticipated price range. Despite the lack-luster debut, the firm’s IPO marks the second successful fintech exit for backers including Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed China Partner I, L.P., after PPdai, a Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform, went public in New York last month. Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed own 17.6% and 16.7% of Jianpu Technology, …