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Tokopedia and Gojek to Form GoTo in $18 Billion Merger

Tokopedia tower located in Kuningan Central Business District. Shutterstock.

The Indonesian e-commerce and ride-hailing start-ups have confirmed their proposed deal and will create a new entity called GoTo. The company could be valued at up to $40 billion, DealStreetAsia reports.

Goto will be led by Tokopedia CEO William Tanuwijaya and president Patrick Cao; alongside Gojek’s co-CEOs Andre Soelistyo and Kevin Aluwi. Tokopedia and Gojek shareholders will own 42 and 58 percent of the company respectively, according to Bloomberg.

Goto’s services will span e-commerce, courier services, food delivery, ride-hailing and more; estimates from this month peg its valuation at around $18 billion.

The announcement follows news that Singaporean ride-hailing giant Grab will go public in the US in the world’s largest SPAC merger, which would also value that start-up at around $40 billion. Experts expect that the debut will spur a listing spree by Southeast Asian tech firms, including Goto.

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