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Just Eat and Takeway.com agree terms of $10 billion merger
European online food delivery rivals Takeaway.com (TKWY.AS) and Just Eat (JE.L) said on Monday they had agreed in principle to create one of the largest players in the sector globally through an 8.2 billion pounds ($10.1 billion) all-share deal. Shareholders in London-listed Just Eat will receive 0.09744 Takeaway.com shares for each of share, implying a value of 731 pence per Just Eat share, a 15% premium to the closing price on Friday. Just-Eat and Amsterdam-based Takeaway.com said they were in talks on Saturday. (Fonte: Reuters)
Grab says to invest $2 billion in Indonesia using funds from SoftBank
Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab on Monday said it will invest $2 billion into Indonesia over five years using capital received from Japanese technology investor SoftBank Group Corp. The investment will go toward creating a next-generation transportation network and transforming how critical services, like healthcare, are delivered, Grab said in a statement. “SoftBank will invest the US$2 billion into the country through Grab, to drive the digitization of crucial services and infrastructure” said Singapore-headquartered Grab. (Fonte: Reuters)
Joy Capital closes $700M for early-stage investments in China
Joy Capital, the venture capital firm that’s backed Luckin, Nio, Mobike and other investor darlings in China, just raised $700 million for a new fund focusing on early-to-growth stage startups. Launched in 2015 by a team of former investors at Legend Capital, the investment arm of Pc maker Lenovo’s parent company, Joy Capital made the news official (in Chinese) on Monday. It didn’t identify the limited partners in this new corpus of funding but said they include “top” public pension funds and insurance companies. (Fonte: TechCrunch).