Friday, July 19

Tag: Uber acquisition

Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1 billion deal to dominate ride-hailing in Middle East
ACQUISITION, MIDDLE EAST

Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1 billion deal to dominate ride-hailing in Middle East

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Global ride-hailing firm Uber will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering. Uber said it would pay $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes in a deal that gives it full ownership of Careem. The long-expected agreement ends more than nine months of start-and-stop negotiations between the two companies and hands Uber a much-needed victory after a series of overseas divestments. The notes will be convertible into Uber shares at a price equal to $55 apiece, Uber said, marking about a nearly 13 percent increase over Uber’s share price in its last financing round, led by SoftBank Group Corp more than a year ago. The acquisition makes...
Ride-Hailing Giant Eyeing to Acquire London-based Deliveroo
ACQUISITION

Ride-Hailing Giant Eyeing to Acquire London-based Deliveroo

The international ride-hailing service provider Uber is in early talks to acquire food delivery company Deliveroo. The amount of the deal is unknown as of now, however, it has been stated that the offer would need to be considerably above Deliveroo's latest valuation. Deliveroo is a London-based food delivery company founded in 2013 by Americans Will Shu and Greg Orlowski. Last year, the company was valued at more than $2 billion after it raised $98 million from private investors. The deal is not sure to close and may fall apart because Deliveroo and its investors have been reluctant to relinquish independence. Uber has been growing in all segments and with its recent entry in the food delivery space with UberEats, this acquisition may help the company a lot. In Deliveroo, the orders...