February 15, 2016 / 6:43 AM / 2 years ago

India's Snapdeal raises $200 million led by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

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Commuters sit at a bus stop adorned with an advertisement of Indian online marketplace Snapdeal featuring actor Aamir Khan, in Bengaluru, India, October 15, 2015.Abhishek Chinnappa

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian online marketplace Snapdeal has raised $200 million in a fresh funding round led by Canada's Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, the company said.

The latest fund-raising follows $500 million raised last August in a round led by Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.N), SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) and Foxconn (2317.TW).

The e-commerce market in India is expected to grow to $220 billion in the value of goods sold by 2025, from an expected $11 billion this year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a recent report.

Reporting by Himank Sharma; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier

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