According to foreign reports, the high-end food delivery platform Deliveroo has raised another US$180 million from a few existing investors such as Amazon. Previously, Reuters had reported that an IPO would be conducted as early as April. Currently, the platform is valued at more than US$7 billion.
It is said that this new financing will be used to develop new technical tools to provide restaurants with digital transformation. Now, Deliveroo’s market covers 12 countries around the world, mainly in Western Europe.
Previously, both Uber and Amazon planned to acquire this important food delivery platform in the European market. Among them, Amazon also planed to acquire a minority stake in Deliveroo for $500 million. This transaction is being investigated by the UK Competition and Markets Authority.
Bloomberg reported that relevant lawyers said that antitrust regulators had many concerns about this transaction because they feared that there would be inadequate investigations like Facebook’s WhatsApp without understanding Facebook’s position change on the way data from WhatsApp was processed. Bloomberg analysts said that one of the concerns of antitrust agencies was whether Amazon would access Deliveroo’s user data and use it to gain advantages in other markets.