Leadership tumult at Luckin appears to be ongoing even as it moves forward with new business developments, including inviting franchise partners.
Chinese beverage chain Luckin Coffee replaced founder and former chairman Charles Lu with its acting CEO, Guo Jinyi.
Luckin apologized to its employees for the upheaval following its fraud admission in early April, and on the same day removed its CEO and COO.
Luckin is being investigated in the US for defrauding investors amid pressing concerns to recoup a dropoff in sales as a result of Covid-19.
The default followed almost immediately after Luckin disclosed that its head of operations had fabricated billions of RMB worth of sales for most of 2019.
If the deal proceeds, Luckin founder Charles Lu and his family will receive up to HK$1.37 billion, likely to be put toward the company’s cash crunch.
The IPO filing comes less a week after the company’s $150 million Series B+ that raised its valuation to $2.9 billion.
The news also immediately comes after a delivery partnership between Luckin and Meituan was announced in December 2018.
Coffee Box began by offering delivery services from coffee chain brands including Starbucks.
China’s fast-growing “new retail” startup and purveyor of coffee Luckin has announced it has completed its A round of financing worth $200 million valuing it at $1 billion. The round was financed by Dazheng Capital, Joy Capital, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and Legend Capital, Sohu reports. The rise of Luckin shows that […]