Chapter Gett: the deal «Yandex» and Uber reduces the number of competitors in the market

© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in photomontages of the company Yandex in Moscow. Archival photoChapter Gett: the deal «Yandex» and Uber reduces the number of competitors in the market© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable the image Bank

The business combination of online taxi «Yandex.Taxi» Uber will reduce the number of competitors for Gett, the head and founder of this company and the service of online taxi Gettaxi Taxi Dave Weiser (Dave Waiser).

«I wanted to congratulate Yandex on its important and a good deal. To Gett this means that one competitor fewer. For customer choice easier: Gett — quality drivers, Yandex — volume. For drivers now Gettaxi is the only alternative to «Yandex», which in the long run will lead to the fact that all drivers will have both apps (as happened in America with Uber and Lyft)», — he wrote in his Facebook.

The head of Gettaxi said that the deal the two companies also means the end of a price war between «Yandex» and Uber. This, he said, «apparently, will lead to higher prices and return to more stable margins».

On Thursday, «Yandex» and Uber said that it has agreed to merge the businesses of online travel arrangements in Russia and also in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan in the new company.

Uber and «Yandex» will invest in a new company 225 million and $ 100 million respectively. Created company hand estimated at 3,725 billion dollars. After closing the transaction, 59.3% of the company will belong to «Yandex», 36,6% — Uber, and 4.1% of employees.

As reported RIA Novosti, the Russian company «Yandex» does not expect any radical changes in tariffs related to the business combination the online Uber ride. According to the source, the drivers will work on a common platform and will be able to take orders from «Yandex.Taxi», and Uber. The Uber team will join the team of «Yandex.Taxi» and will, in particular, to develop services Uber.


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