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Alibaba expands its footprint into media

Updated: 2014-03-13 08:27
By Meng Jing ( China Daily)

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, China's Internet conglomerate, will spend about $800 million buying the control of a Hong Kong-listed media group, a move that will enable the e-commerce giant to tap into digital content production.

Alibaba will pay HK$6.24 billion ($804 million) for a 60 percent stake in ChinaVision Media Group Ltd, which has a rich business portfolio from print media, television and films to mobile games.

The purchase of ChinaVision Media's new stock, at a 22 percent discount to the last closing price, will take the stake held by Alibaba and parties acting with it to 70.8 percent, according to a ChinaVision filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Tuesday.

Alibaba expands its footprint into media

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