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Kabam gets $120m Alibaba investment

By Bloomberg ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-02 08:11:14

Kabam gets $120m Alibaba investment

Kabam Inc, a producer of games for mobile devices, received a $120 million investment from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd as part of a plan to distribute titles including Lord of the Rings in China.

The money will be used to finance growth, and an executive from Alibaba will join Kabam's board, according to a statement on Thursday from the San Francisco-based company, which is now valued at more than $1 billion. Other details of the investment were not disclosed.

The accord gives Kabam a tie with China's largest e-commerce company. Kabam had 2013 sales of more than $360 million, double the previous year. Alibaba is preparing for an initial public offering in the United States that may value its business at $154 billion, according to the average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.

Kabam gets $120m Alibaba investment

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