Uber China Said to Merge With Didi to Create $35 Billion Company

August 1, 2016 6:23 AM

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Uber Technologies Inc. will sell its China business to Didi Chuxing, the dominant ride-hailing service in the country, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal ends a costly battle between the two companies, which competed for customers and drivers.

The valuation of the combined business will be $35 billion, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. Investors in Uber China, an entity owned by San Francisco-based Uber, Baidu Inc. and others, will receive a 20 percent stake in Didi, the people said. Uber will c...

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