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Didi Global Mulls Going Private to Placate Regulators, Investors: WSJ

The logo of Chinese ride-hailing service Didi is seen on its headquarters in Beijing on July 5, 2021. Photo: Tingshu Wang/ Reuters.


Ride-hailing giant Didi Global is considering going private as it mulls ways to assuage regulators who cracked down on the company, and compensate investors for losses after its US listing, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

A preliminary option being considered is a deal to take the company private that would involve a tender offer for its publicly traded shares, the report said. Didi later said in a statement that the WSJ report was not true, Reuters reported. Full story: Wall Street Journal


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Kevin Hamlin

Kevin Hamlin is a financial journalist with extensive experience covering Asia. Before joining Asia Financial, Kevin worked for Bloomberg News, spending 12 years as Senior China Economy Reporter in Beijing. Prior to that, he was Asia Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor for ten years.


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