Kingdom Holding To Buy more than 4.7 million shares in US Ride-Hailing Company Lyft Kingdom Holding To Buy more than 4.7 million shares in US Ride-Hailing Company Lyft
This post was originally published on this site Chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal agrees to buy more than 4.7 million shares in US company... Kingdom Holding To Buy more than 4.7 million shares in US Ride-Hailing Company Lyft
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Chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal agrees to buy more than 4.7 million shares in US company

Kingdom Holding approves $225m investment in US ride-hailing firm Lyft

Based in California, Lyft was launched in 2012 as a rival to Uber, operating only in the US and Canada, and was valued at $24.3 billion in the first initial public offering (IPO) of a ride hailing startup in March.

By Gavin Gibbon

Wed 26 Jun 2019 10:34 AM

Kingdom Holding has given the green light to buy more than 4.7 million shares in US ride-hailing company Lyft worth SAR 846 million ($225.45 million).

A statement to the Saudi bourse Tadawul said approval had been given for the purchase by Kingdom Holding chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. It also said the deal was completed with no preferential terms.

Based in California, Lyft was launched in 2012 as a rival to Uber, operating only in the US and Canada, and was valued at $24.3 billion in the first initial public offering (IPO) of a ride hailing startup in March.

Kingdom Holding is also one of the investors in Careem, which was sold to Uber in March for $3.1 billion. The deal was approved by the UAE’s Minister of Economy, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, earlier this month.

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Source: This post was originally published at Arabian Business on .

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