Digital Transformation

Chinese food delivery giant Meituan Dianping files for IPO to help drive growth

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By Danielle Long | Asia Pacific Correspondent

June 25, 2018 | 3 min read

Meituan Dianping, the Chinese food delivery giant, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong in a bid to help bolster its growth.

Meituan Dianping is targeting a valuation of more than $60 bn, according to media reports. It was valued at $30bn last year.

The company said it recorded revenues of RMB 34bn ($5.2bn) in 2017, however, it made a net loss of RMB19bn ($2.9bn) with its adjusted loss of RMB 2.8bn.

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Meituan Dianping, is the latest Chinese tech giant to file for IPO

The Tencent-backed business, which claims to be the world’s largest e-commerce platform for local services, is often described as a combination of Deliveroo, Yelp and Groupon.

It boasts a 59% share of the food delivery market, according to iResearch data, and competes with Alibaba’s Ele.me.

Earlier this year Meituan acquired global bike-share company Mobike, in a deal that was reportedly worth $2.7bn.

Meituan is the latest in a string of Chinese technology giants to file for IPOs following companies such as Xiaomi, iQiyi, and rumoured IPO plans by Tencent Music and Entertainment.

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