Didi 44% stock plunge leaves SoftBank and Uber with weak returns
Cheng Wei is the chairman and chief executive of Beijing Xiaoju Keji Didi Dache Co. This annual conference brings together business leaders and politicians and takes place from March 22-25.
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After a crackdown in China on U.S. companies, shares had been in freefall. Didi announced in December it would not be listed on the New York Stock Exchange but instead will list in Hong Kong. Friday was marked by a number of changes. Bloomberg reportedDidi didn’t comply with the necessary data-security requirements in order to move forward with a Hong Kong share sale.
Softbank controls about 20% of Didi. Softbank now owns around 20% of Didi, down from nearly $14 billion when it was owned by the Japanese conglomerate. time of the IPO. Uber’s roughly 12 percent stake is now just $1 billion, down from $8 billion (in June)
Uber purchased the stake after Didi sold its China business. Uber claimed in its most recent annual reportIn 2021, it realized a unrealized $3Billion loss on Didi’s investment.
This is an indication of a larger headwind facing the tech sector that is being hammered in the public markets.
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SoftBank’s original Vision Fund backed Didi, one of the 83 companies that it supported. CNBC reported last year that SoftBank was selling part of its Uber position partly to cover its Didi losses.
Masayoshi Son of SoftBank, the CEO said that Didi has seen a significant loss of value since we made an investment. He was speaking on February’s call in order to review results for December 31, 2012.
SoftBank shares closed down 6.6%, Uber up 1.2%
Although Didi was not the only Chinese stock that fell on Friday, its drop was most notable. E-commerce sites Alibaba GroupAnd JD.comAs well as an electric automaker Nio all fell as fears remergedCompanies with dual listings in Hong Kong and the U.S.