Huluに投資しているProvidence Equity Partnersが、中国の検索大手Baiduが設立したオンラインビデオ企業に$50M(5000万ドル)をつぎ込む。



Providence Equity Partnersからの投資の可能性は、1月5日にReuters(ロイター通信)が報じた。それによれば、情報筋からの話として、このジョイントベンチャー企業は約$60M(6000万ドル)のプライベート・エクイティ・ファンドを受け取り、うちBaiduによる投資は$10M(1000万ドル)としている。


eMarketerによれば、2010年の中国のインターネットユーザは5億1800万人になる。同国のオンラインビデオの市場規模は、調査会社Analysys Internationalによれば、2009年第三四半期で約1億5200万元(2372万ドル)である。アナリストたちは、数年後にはこの3倍の売上規模になると予想している。

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