Mobiles & Tablets

Xiaomi mobilises more than $1 bn in funding

PTI Beijing | Updated on November 27, 2017

China’s top smartphone seller Xiaomi Corp. is raising more than USD 1 billion in a fresh round of funding, a move which would raise its valuation above $45 billion, a report said Sunday.

Dow Jones Newswires, citing a person familiar with the issue, said the latest round of funding could close as soon as Monday.

It was being led by tech investment fund All—Stars Investment and also involved were current shareholders Russian investment firm DST Global and Singapore sovereign—wealth fund GIC, the report said.

Private—equity firm Yunfeng Capital which is affiliated with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. chair Jack Ma, was also taking part.

Established only four years ago, Xiaomi was valued at $10 billion in a previous round of funding in August 2013.

Mainland China is the world’s largest smartphone market, and Xiaomi’s cheap, feature—packed handsets ousted Samsung as the top seller there in the second quarter.

Published on December 21, 2014

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