Insider confirms that Chinese multinational will buy the company as a whole, in a deal reportedly worth about US$9.5 billon
Rumors circulating that Alibaba was planning the acquisition of Ele.me, one of the major online food delivery platforms in China, has been confirmed by an insider close to the deal, Yicai.com reported.Alibaba will buy the company as a whole, while the final purchase price is still in discussion. The current valuation of the platform is about US$9.5 billion.What has become the focus is how Ele.me will be integrated into Alibaba. The report said it is highly possible that the firm will be placed under the leadership of Zhang Yong, Alibaba’s CEO, to act as the infrastructure of Alibaba’s new retail strategy....
Monday, February 26, 2018
Alibaba to buy major food delivery app Ele.me For $9.5 Billion
From Asia Times: