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Chinese delivery giant SF Holding to buy Kerry Logistics for $2.3 bn

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SF Holding is planning to acquire a 51.8% stake in the company

Chinese delivery giant SF Holding is planning to acquire a controlling stake in Kerry Logistics Network in a deal worth $2.3 billion, media reports said. SF Holding is planning to acquire a 51.8 percent stake in Kerry Logistics.

In a statement, the company said, “SF Holdings is hoping to improve the company’s ability in offering one-stop integrated logistics solutions and to complete its international freight forwarding segment to further strengthen the company’s international business layout.”

The acquisition will help SF Holding improve its capacity by taking advantage of Kerry Logistics’international freight forwarding network across Asia, including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, North Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia, as well as the United States and Europe.

Earlier this month, it was reported that JD Logistics, the logistics arm of Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com, is preparing to list its shares in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company is targeting a valuation of $40 billion as it looks to start trading in the second quarter of 2021.

In December, JD Health, the healthcare unit of JD.com, raised around $3.9 billion by selling its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company picked Bank of America and UBS Group as advisers. JD Health’s parent company JD.com raised $4.5 billion in its Hong Kong IPO.

During the same period, it was reported that JD Logistics has had early talks with banks to raise between $8 billion and $10 billion in a potential initial public offering overseas.

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