DKSH has bought 51% stake of Shanghai-based eSweets, which the latter employs 55 specialists, primarily in marketing and sales related functions.
DKSH has the option to purchase the remaining 49% within the next two years.
Both parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details of the transaction.
eSweets was founded in 2007 and is a fast-growing distributor of premium consumer goods in China.
The company focuses on e-commerce for brands in the premium segment such as Lindt, Storck, Bahlsen, Barilla, Illy Coffee or the popular chocolate truffles De Fei Si.
By taking a majority stake in eSweets, DKSH further drives the strategic expansion of its e-commerce activities.
At the end of 2015, DKSH invested in aCommerce, an ecommerce solutions provider in Southeast Asia.