Uber Sells its India Food Delivery Business to Zomato
Uber has sold its food delivery service in India to local rival Zomato, the firms have announced.
Uber will get a 9.99 per cent stake in the Indian start-up, helping it maintain its presence in the sector.
All Uber Eats customers in India will now be redirected to Zomato but it’s unclear if the acquisition will cause lay-offs.
The deal is likely to give Zomato an edge over its rival Swiggy in a fast-growing but fiercely-contested sector.
Zomato operates in more than 500 cities in India and the firm believes that the acquisition will further consolidates its presence.
“We are proud to have pioneered restaurant discovery and to have created a leading food delivery business across India. This acquisition significantly strengthens our position in the category,” Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO of Zomato, said.