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Grab: Looking to raise $1 billion in an attempt dominate the market

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Obbana Rajah

According to insider information, Grab is now looking to raise $1 billion in order to further expand in .

This increase will lead to Grab being valued at a hefty $10 billion.

While Grab is still in talks about the exact amount to raise and how to go about raising the money, the funds would a stronger foothold in both Singaporean markets and in the region as a whole.

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According to website crunchbase.com, Grab even sees China’s firm Didi Chuxing as one of its investors. Not surprisingly, Didi Chuxing acquired China in 2016.

After its merger with Uber Singapore, Grab was valued at a whopping $9 billion. As per an article in The Wall Street Journal, “A valuation of $10 billion after the latest fundraising round would keep Grab ahead of its other main regional competitor, motorcycle-hailing PT Go-Jek . That company was valued at $4.5 billion earlier this year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource data”.

While this amount of fundraising would definitely be very beneficial for Grab – or any other company for that matter – whether or not it is the best thing for local markets is highly debatable.

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After months of speculation and action (or rather inaction) by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), two new ride-hailing firms have entered Singapore markets, with talks of a third, Go-Jek, to do so as well. These were measures to curb Grab’s monopolistic tendencies, but raising funds and increasing its market share might do just the opposite.

The battle of the ride-hailing firms never seems to cease.


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