Tiger Global Discloses Tuniu Position ~ market folly

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tiger Global Discloses Tuniu Position

Chase Coleman and Feroz Dewan's hedge fund Tiger Global has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Tuniu (TOUR).  Per the filing, Tiger Global has revealed a new position in TOUR with 3.6 million shares. 

This represents a 10.1% ownership stake in the company.  The filing was required due to activity on May 9th when the company completed its initial public offering (IPO).

In other recent activity, Tiger Global also started a Zillow stake.

Per Google Finance, Tuniu is "an online leisure travel company. The Company offers a selection of packaged tours, including organized tours and self-guided tours, as well as travel-related services for leisure travelers. It offers packaged tours sourced from over 3,000 travel suppliers, covering over 70 countries, as well as all popular tourist attractions in China. The Company’s product portfolio consists of over 100,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs) of organized tours, over 100,000 SKUs of self-guided tours, and tickets for over 1,000 domestic and overseas tourist attractions. Its online platform, which consists of its tuniu.com Website and mobile platform, provides comprehensive product and travel information through user-friendly interfaces to enable leisure travelers to plan their travels and search for itineraries. Its online platform contains photos, information and recommendations for all destinations it covers."

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