Mountain Capital, the investment arm of Taiwan's semiconductor firm MediaTek, has invested US$60 million in Paytm, India's largest mobile payment and commerce platform 25% owned by Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.'s financial services affiliate.
The strategic investment was made at a US$4.83 billion valuation, and is part of a potential US$300 million round the company is trying to close soon.
Existing investors Ant Financial and SAIF Partners are likely to participate in the new round, while Foxconn and Fosun Group may join as well, according to media reports.
Paytm, which revealed that it had now pocketed US$760 million in total from investors, plans to use the proceeds on expansion of its existing business lines and to launch a new online bank.
Paytm, operated by parent One97 Communications, has 135 million digital wallets in ...
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