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Uber's trucking division Uber Freight to acquire Transplace in $2.25 billion deal

Uber is buying the transportation logistics company from TPG Capital.

News 12 Staff

Jul 23, 2021, 12:22 PM

Updated 1,065 days ago

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Uber Freight, Uber's trucking division, announced it will acquire Transplace in a deal that values the company at $2.25 billion. Uber is buying the transportation logistics company from TPG Capital. The deal consists of up to $750 million in common stock of Uber. It's an interesting move for the company, which has been pouring money into its Uber Eats business and leaning away from self-driving and flying taxis.
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