«Yandex.Taxi» may consider attracting foreign investment

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«Yandex.Taxi» may consider attracting external investment into your business, told RIA Novosti press-service of the company.

A source familiar with the situation told RIA Novosti that earlier «Yandex» conducted negotiations on attracting investors in the taxi business. According to the source, among the potential candidates to raise funds was considered by leading investors including the Russian direct investment FUND with foreign sovereign funds. If that’s the intention now is to him unknown.

«We have never concealed that potentially can consider foreign investments as one of the options,» — said in «Yandex.Taxi». The representative of the RDIF declined to comment.

The head of RDIF Kirill Dmitriev said in September that the Fund is exploring investment opportunity in the joint company «Yandex.Taxi» and Uber. Previously Dmitriev said that the Russian-Chinese investment Fund (RCIF) may invest in the service of online taxi «Yandex.Taxi».

In mid-July, «Yandex» and Uber have agreed to unite in one company your online taxi services in Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan. According to the deal, 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. The closing of the transaction expected in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Yandex, one of the most technologically advanced companies in Russia and the Internet giants of Europe, this week celebrates the 20th anniversary — September 23, 1997, was submitted to the search engine Yandex.ru. On Thursday, the Moscow office of the company visits, Russian President Vladimir Putin. The head of state will familiarize with all major projects of IT companies, including services dedicated to e-Commerce, health, weather, and passenger transport. Then Putin will show was developed by company unmanned vehicle.