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South Korea's Kakao Mobility secures $126 million investment from TPG consortium, Carlyle

06/09/2021 | 04:17am EDT
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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean transportation firm Kakao Mobility secured an additional combined 140 billion won ($125.69 million) investment from a consortium led by private equity firm TPG as well as Carlyle Group, parent Kakao Corp said on Wednesday.

With this, total investments from TPG consortium, Carlyle and Google in Kakao Mobility has reached 920 billion won ($825.96 million), Kakao said in a statement.

Kakao Mobility's app, Kakao T, offers South Korea's most popular taxi-hailing service with 28 million registered users.

($1 = 1,113.8600 won)

(Reporting by Joyce Lee, editing by Louise Heavens)


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Sales 2021 5 716 B 5,00 B 5,00 B
Net income 2021 801 B 0,70 B 0,70 B
Net cash 2021 3 319 B 2,90 B 2,90 B
P/E ratio 2021 82,4x
Yield 2021 0,02%
Capitalization 64 389 B 56 387 M 56 340 M
EV / Sales 2021 10,7x
EV / Sales 2022 8,38x
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Free-Float 64,4%
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