Leadership tumult at Luckin appears to be ongoing even as it moves forward with new business developments, including inviting franchise partners.
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.
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.
The news also immediately comes after a delivery partnership between Luckin and Meituan was announced in December 2018.