Asia Grab secures more funds for expansion in Indonesia

Grab secures more funds for expansion in Indonesia

Top ride-hailing app to go even further in Indonesia and meet Indonesian rival head-on.

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Since dominating the ride-hailing industry in March 2018, GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd (Grab) has seen a rapid increase of sales. This year, this increment will spike as Japan’s SoftBank agreed to finance US$1.5bil for Grab to invest in the Indonesian market.

With new funds, the total financing secured by Singapore-headquartered Grab over the past 12 months will be more than US$4.5bil.

“This investment will help the company explore exciting new opportunities across on-demand mobility, delivery and financial services as it continues to grow its offline-to-online platform across Southeast Asia,” said SoftBank Investment Advisers partner David Thevenon in a statement.
Such a decision to further expand in Indonesia might be because of Grab’s Indonesian market revenue more than doubling in 2018.
Another reason might be the recent entry of Go-Jek, an Indonesian-based regional business rival that recently launched services in Singapore.
TISG has reached out to Grab for more comments.
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