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Mobike does away with deposits in China

Meituan-owned bike rental firm Mobike has removed deposits for all users in China in an effort to standardize its deposit system. In May, the company began trialing deposit-free rides in Hefei, Hangzhou, Dongguan, and other cities.  The trial area was then extended to one hundred areas around the country, including second and third-tier cities. However, a […]

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Meituan acquisition of Mobike seems a done deal

Last night (03 Apr 2018), Mobike shareholder meeting voted in favor of the Meituan acquisition, The Beijing News has reported (in Chinese). The Chinese group buying site Meituan agrees to acquire the bike rental company Mobike for 35% in equity and 65% in cash, of which $320 million will be used for future liquidity needs. Details […]