Careem is in talks with investors and banks to raise $500 million for its own IPO, which could be as soon as January. 
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Careem is in talks with investors and banks to raise $500 million for its own IPO, which could be as soon as January. 

Photo via Zizolo0ol/Wikimedia.

Uber and Dubai-based Careem are in preliminary talks to merge their Middle Eastern ride-hailing services, Bloomberg reports.

According to sources, who declined to be named because the talks are private, the companies have discussed numerous potential deal structures, but haven’t come to a final agreement. One of Uber’s stipulations is that is must own more than half of the combined group.

However, Bloomberg reports that the ongoing discussion might not result in a deal.

Uber is currently gearing up for its initial public offering (IPO) in 2019. Careem is also in talks with investors and banks to raise $500 million for its own IPO, which could be as soon as January.


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