How would a Grab-GoJek merger affect food-delivery riders in Singapore?
Throughout 2019 to 2020, rumors about a merger between Grab and Gojek being pushed by SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son have been whispered and teased out. With the pressure to become profitable after the WeWork disaster and also before the IPO deadline in 2022, a merger between these 2 giants is coming closer to reality. At AloRide, we think that the merger will happen before the IPO, in order to push its stock price higher thanks to profitability and an absolute dominant market share. Moreover, with the quantitative easing programs globally (aka. printing money to help the economy), Grab and GoJek would likely want to do the IPO as soon as possible, to absorb some of the cheap liquidity that leads to a global rising in asset price, especially in tech stocks during this period.