President Jean Liu Qing of Didi Chuxing, China's largest ride-hailing company
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Didi Chuxing IPO Creates 2 New Self-Made Billionaires, Founder Will Cheng Wei with $4.4 Billion

1st July 2021 | Hong Kong

Didi Global, China’s largest ride-hailing service and the world’s largest mobility technology company, has IPO on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE),  rising 1% on Day 1 with a market value of $68 billion (30/6/21, Wed) and creating 2 new self-made billionaires in CEO & founder Will Cheng Wei ($4.4 billion) and President Jean Liu Qing ($1.08 billion).  Didi Global and known as Didi Chuxing in China, was founded in 2012 in Beijing (China), receiving investments from Softbank Vision Fund and Tencent, and in 2016 bought Uber China with Uber becoming a key shareholder (12.8%) of Didi Global. 

” 2 New Self-Made Billionaires, Founder Will Cheng Wei with $4.4 Billion “

 



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Will Cheng Wei $4.4 billion, Jean Liu Qing $1.08 billion

Founder & CEO Will Cheng Wei of Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company

At $68 billion valuation, Will Cheng Wei become another self-made billionaire in China with $4.4 billion in share value, and President Jean Liu Qing, who is the daughter of Lenovo founder Liu Chuan Zhi, with $1.08 billion in share value.

  • Softbank Vision Fund 20.2% – $13.7 billion
  • Uber 12% – $8.1 billion
  • Tencent 6.4% – $4.3 billion
  • Will Cheng Wei 6.5% – $4.4 billion
  • Jean Liu Qing 1.6% – $1.08 billion

Uber is listed on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and has a market capitalization of $93 billion (30/6/21).  In 2018, Didi Chuxing was valued at $56 billion and in 2019, valued at $62 billion in private market.  

Xiaoju Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in Beijing and launched the DiDi Dache app in June; Kuaizhi Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in Hangzhou and launched the Kuaidi Dache app in May. Both companies provided online taxi-hailing services.

 

Didi Chuxing Founded in 2012

Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company

CEO & founder Will Cheng Wei founded Beijing Orange Technology in 2012 and launched Didi Dache, a taxi-hailing app. In 2015, Didi Dache merged with rival Kuaidi Dache to become Didi Chuxing.  In 2016, Didi Chuxing acquired Uber China, with Uber exiting China and become a shareholder of Didi Chuxing with 12.8% shareholding.

Today, Didi Chuxing is China’s largest ride-hailing service and is led by President Jean Liu Qing, CEO & founder Will Cheng Wei and COO Stephen Zhu Jingshi.   In 2020, Didi Chuxing reported $21.6 billion in revenue and $1.6 billion in net loss.  For the first 3 months of 2021 ending 31st March, Didi Chuxing reported $6.4 billion revenue, net income of $800 million and adjusted EBITA of $800 million.

The IPO filing was made under Didi Chuxing formal name, Xiaoju Kuaizhi on the 10th of June 2021.  Xiaoju Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in Beijing and launched the DiDi Dache app in June; Kuaizhi Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in Hangzhou and launched the Kuaidi Dache app in May. Both companies provided online taxi-hailing services.

 

Didi Global IPO Fast Facts

President Jean Liu Qing of Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company
  • IPO Price: $14
  • Trading Debut: 30th June 2021
  • Open: $16.65 (Day 1)
  • High: $18.01 (Day 1)
  • Low $14.10 (Day 1)
  • Close $14.14 (Day 1)
  • Market Value: $68 billion
  • Market Value: $73 billion (30 days option for underwriters)
  • Raised $4.4 billion
  • NYSE Ticker: DIDI
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • New Shares: 316.8 million American Depositary Shares (ADSs)
  • Option: 47.52 million additional ADSs at $14.00 (Within 30 days)

The Company has granted the underwriters an option, exercisable within 30 days from the date of the final prospectus, to purchase up to an aggregate of 47.52 million additional ADSs at $14.00 per ADS.

 

The Underwriters, Book Runners, Co-Managers

The underwriters & book runners are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.  The joint book runners are Bank of America, Barclays, China Renaissance Securities, China International Capital Corporation (CICC), Citigroup, Guotai Junan, HSBC and UBS. 

The co-managers are Bank of China International, BOCOM International, CCB International Capital, CLSA, CMB International Capital, Futu, ICBC, Mizuho Securities and Tiger Brokers.

 

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