Thailand’s CP Group to buy HK e-commerce platform Chilindo for $18m

Thailand’s top agro-industrial conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Group, said on Friday it will buy Hong Kong-based e-commerce platform Chilindo for $18 million, expanding its digital business as consumer behaviour changes.

The acquisition by the company’s digital arm, Ascend Commerce, will complement its online shopping WeMall platform and develop Thailand’s digital economy as the e-commerce market grows amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, chief executive Suphachai Chearavanont said in a statement.

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