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REFILE-China's Ninebot gets $80 mln in investment from Xiaomi, Sequoia

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BEIJING, April 15 (Reuters) - Chinese transportation robotics firm Ninebot said on Wednesday it had received $80 million in investment from fast-growing Chinese phone maker Xiaomi Inc and venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

The firm has also bought a 100 percent stake in iconic U.S. rival Segway Inc for an undisclosed sum, Chief Executive Gao Lufeng told a news conference in Beijing. (Reporting by Gerry Shih; Writing by Adam Jourdan; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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