China's Pinduoduo raises $1.1b in private placement amid volatile markets

The Pinduoduo logo. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo Inc said on Tuesday that it had raised $1.1 billion in a private share placement, bolstering its ability to finance growth, despite recent market volatility.

Undeterred by a coronavirus epidemic that has cast a shadow over the global economy and rocked financial markets around the world, Nasdaq-listed Pinduoduo has secured several long-term investors for the deal.

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