Sohu technology text / Ma Ying-jun
According to the final agreement, this round of financing total about 2.5 billion US dollars. After the transaction is completed, Jingdong Group will still hold 81.4% equity of Jingdong Logistics. In accordance with the usual terms of the transaction, the financing is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2018.
In fact, Jingdong logistics financing has been rumored. January 15, according to Reuters news, Jingdong has invited a group of investors to participate in Jingdong logistics valuation of about 100 billion US dollars in a round of financing plans for the logistics subsidiary financing 2 billion US dollars.
By the end of 2016, Jingdong Group launched the brand identity of "Jingdong Logistics" and formally announced that Jingdong Logistics will be fully open to the public in the mode of brand operation. At that time, the media interpreted this move as "ready for Jingdong logistics independent financing and listing."
Last April, Jingdong Logistics announced the independent operation. December 1 Jingdong Logistics CEO Wang Zhenhui said Jingdong logistics SKU expanded to more than 530 million, revenue scale of nearly 30 billion yuan, and to achieve profitability.
Jingdong Logistics This financing or mainly for the construction of its global logistics headquarters in Xi'an.
In May 2017, Jingdong Group and Xi'an Aerospace Base signed the cooperation agreement of Jingdong Global Logistics Headquarters, Jingdong Unmanned Systems Industry Center and Jingdong Cloud Operation Center, and planned to invest 20.5 billion yuan within five years.
Considering Jingdong's basic control of capital expenditures below 2 billion yuan each year, it is estimated that the Xi'an project will have an independent financing possibility. Not long ago, Liu Qiangdong said that Jingdong Logistics plans to be listed in Hong Kong or the Mainland within three years. Once the listing of Jingdong logistics, Xi'an project or priority access to capital support.
Jingdong Global Logistics headquarters is taking the lead in upgrading its logistics technology. On February 5, the Civil Aviation Administration of Northwest China awarded the "Experimental Innovation of UAV Air Transport Multimodal Transport in Shaanxi Province" to Jingdong, which meant that Jingdong became the first national level to carry out the UAV logistics distribution within the provincial area Pilot enterprises, and the logistics headquarters in Xi'an, Beijing is the most important pilot.
For Jingdong, JD Logistics is a very heavy asset. On the one hand, financing can speed up its logistics development and broaden Jingdong moat. At the same time, it can also enable Jingdong to carry more orders from third-party merchants, so that from the cost center Become a profit center.