Thursday , 9 April 2020

Go-Jek Partners with Zalora for Philippine Market Entry

Third time’s a charm?

After it was denied to enter the Philippine market early this year, Indonesian ride-hailing platform Go-Jek reportedly resubmitted its application in its bid to break Grab’s virtual monopoly.

Previously rejected due to the country’s strict foreign ownership rules, Nikkei reports that Go-Jek secured a partnership with Zalora, a local e-commerce giant headed by CEO Paulo Campos.

Based on documents acquired by Nikkei, Philippines-based company Pace Crimson Ventures Corp. has acquired 60% of Velox Technology Philippines—Go-Jek’s local affiliate. Campos has a 35% stake with Pace Crimson Ventures, while Ayala owns 49% of Zalora.

With the partnership, this should solve Go-Jek’s problem regarding foreign ownership after its application was rejected twice. Prior to the Zalora partnership, Go-Jek acquired a majority stake in last January in a $72 million deal.

LTFRB chair Martin Delgra confirmed that they have received Go-Jek’s application and has endorsed it to DoTR for further evaluation.


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    Grab needs competitors to break its hold in the philippines. No to monopoly please.

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