The combination of data, user and capital resources contributed by the investors will allow Yixin Capital to perform more accurate and efficient credit evaluations and increase its ability to provide financing products and services to targeted customers. Yixin Capital will also benefit from access to its partners' broad user resources, which will help to drive customer acquisition and brand awareness. The investor consortium, which includes companies with leading financial services businesses, will explore additional capital funding opportunities with Yixin Capital as it continues to expand its market share.
Mr. William Li, chief executive officer and chairman of Bitauto, said, "Yixin Capital is an important part of Bitauto's platform as we work to create the best possible car purchasing experience for China's new and used car consumers. Today, we are delighted to announce this new investment from a roster of leading global companies, including strategic partners Tencent, Baidu and JD.com. We are confident that with the strong support of our partners, Yixin Capital is well positioned for long-term success in China's online automotive financing industry."
About Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE: BITA) is a leading provider of internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. Bitauto manages its businesses in three segments: its advertising and subscription business, transaction services business and digital marketing solutions business.
Bitauto's advertising and subscription business offers advertising and digital marketing solutions to automakers and automobile customers in China. Bitauto provides a variety of advertising services mainly to automakers through its bitauto.com and taoche.com websites, which provide consumers with up-to-date new and used automobile pricing and promotional information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback. Bitauto also offers subscription services via its EP platform which provides web-based and mobile-based integrated digital marketing solutions to automobile customers in China. The platform enables dealer subscribers to create their own online showrooms, list pricing and promotional information, provide dealer contact information, place advertisements and manage customer relationships to help them reach a broad set of purchase-minded customers and effectively market their automobiles to consumers online. In 2014, Bitauto began providing automobile customers with transaction services on its EP platform, including automobile transaction, CRM and online automotive financial platform services, which are intended to optimize the automobile purchase experience and facilitate completion of transactions. Bitauto's digital marketing solutions business provides automakers with one-stop digital marketing solutions, including website creation and maintenance, online public relations, online marketing campaigns and advertising.
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