Delivery’s Hero’s $4 billion acquisition of South Korea’s Woowa Brothers raises antitrust concerns

On Monday, South Korean restaurant owners expressed concern over food delivery giant Delivery Hero’s $4 billion planned acquisition of its local rival, Woowa Brothers, subject to regulatory approval. The move could undermine competition and lead to higher fees feel South Korean restaurant owners. In December 2019, Delivery Hero, the second-largest food delivery app operator in…

Goldman Sachs should pull Apple Card algorithm if it can’t explain it: Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren

Following a series of tweets by David Heinemeier Hansson wherein he criticized Apple Card’s algorithm, saying it gave him 20 times the credit limit compared to the one his wife received, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren questioned Goldman Sachs’s response to the allegations of bias in how the bank evaluates applicants for Apple Inc’s credit card.…

U.S. buyout firm KKR and China Tencent Music Entertainment Group eyeing to purchase 50% stake in UMG

Tech-savvy KKR has prior experience in the music industry given its earlier deal with Bertelsmann; however negotiations with Vincent Bollore are expected to be tough, especially if KKR and Tencent push for a controlling stake. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group and U.S. buyout fund KKR are…

SoftBank’s mobile unit listing on Tokyo Stock Exchange on Dec. 19: DealWatch

DealWatch’s report, citing anonymous sources, have named Nomura Holdings, SMBC Nikko Securities, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, among the global coordinators for whats is likely to be Japan’s biggest ever IPO on November 12. According to a report from DealWatch, citing unnamed sources, SoftBank Group Corp’s mobile unit is expected to win an approval…

Amazon.com partners with blockchain logistics startup CargoX for pilot project in Brazil

Amazon’s push into Latin America’s biggest economy is driven and bolstered by the listings of third party vendors on its local e-commerce marketplace. As per a Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter at hand, Amazon.com Inc is working on a pilot logistics project in Brazil with CargoX, a Goldman Sachs-backed blockchain company for…