Monday, February 26, 2018

Alibaba to buy major food delivery app For $9.5 Billion

From Asia Times:
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, one of the major online food delivery platforms in China, has been confirmed by an insider close to the deal, 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 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....