Ola acquires Foodpanda to take on UberEATS in India; will invest another $200 million

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India’s biggest ride-hailing firm, Ola, has re-entered the online food delivery and ordering business by getting Foodpanda’s India unit as it equips to go up against Uber Eats of worldwide opponent Uber and nearby outfits, for example, Swiggy and Zomato.

SoftBank-upheld Ola wants to contribute $200 million (roughly Rs 1,300 crore) in Foodpanda India as it is hoping to connect with a great many clients all the more frequently on its stage.

Ola, the Uber rival in India, is entering the food delivery space after it declared an arrangement to obtain Foodpanda’s India business from its parent organization DeliveryHero. The arrangement will see Ola gather up the Foodpanda India business with DeliveryHero taking an undisclosed measure of Ola stock in return.

Our commitment to invest $200 million in Foodpanda India will help the business be focused on growth by creating value for customers and partners. With Delivery Hero’s global leadership and Ola’s platform capabilities with unique local insights, this partnership is born out of strength,” said Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Ola, in a statement.

Undisclosed every stock arrangement is normally characteristic of an ability to offer, and we have heard that DeliveryHero has been shopping its Indian business around. Further: Saurabh Kochhar, who headed Foodpanda India, has likewise “chosen to proceed onward to seek after different open doors,” as per the present declaration. Ola establishing accomplice will be between time CEO until the point when a changeless substitution is found.

For Foodpanda India, the money implantation will enable the organization to go up against Swiggy and Zomato, which have indicated more powerful development over the previous year.

Saurabh Kochhar, CEO of Foodpanda’s India unit, will proceed onward to seek after different open doors, with Ola’s establishing accomplice Pranay Jivrajka assuming control as break CEO of the nourishment requesting organization. Conveyance Hero will keep on collaborating with Ola to construct Foodpanda’s service in India.

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