(Yicai Global) Aug. 25 -- Chinese e-commerce giant JD.Com Inc. [NASDAQ: JD] will buy into the mixed-ownership reform of China National Gold Group Gold Jewelry Co., a subsidiary of China National Gold Group Corp. [HKG:2099], as a strategic investor, state-owned news agency Xinhua reported on Aug. 24.
The reform will take on board one industrial and seven strategic investors, the report said, while carrying out its employee stock ownership plan.
The other strategic investors are CITIC Securities Co. [SHA:600030; HKG:6030], Industrial Bank Co. [SHA:601166], Zhongrong International Trust Co., CCB Trust Co. , Guangzhou Yuexiu Financial Holdings Group Co. [SHE:000987] and Wuxi Jun Yuan Capital Management Center.
The seven strategic investors, together with the industrial investor and employee stock ownership plan, will hold a total of 41 percent in the company. Shares held by the parent company will be cut to around 43 percent.
After undergoing the reform, the company will advance its plans to go public.
The Xinhua report failed to detail the name of the industrial investor, investment amounts or the proportion of shares held by each company.