Genki Forest to Close a New Round of Financing, Led by Sequoia China

Consumer Staples Author: Yue Liu Jul 15, 2020 02:49 PM (GMT+8)

Genki Forest’s valuation skyrocketed to 3.5 times the previous round within nine months, hitting a record high.

One product of Genki Forest. Image credit: Company's official website

According to Chinese media, Genki Forest will complete a new round of financing, led by Sequoia China and Genesis Capital. The post-investment valuation is around USD 2 billion; the company declined to comment.

Genki Forest, a beverage production company, recorded sales of CNY 260 million as of May 2020, which exceeded the total amount for 2018. Products have been launched in nearly 200,000 offline stores, covering 30 provinces.

Previously, all products were produced by OEM. Genki Forest plans to establish three production bases nationwide to better match increased production capacity requirements due to the company's rapid expansion.

Consumer markets gained investors' favor as well in 2020. According to Wind, as of July 14, companies' stock price in the food and beverage sector rose 46.35%.