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Google-backed Chinese truck-hailing firm Manbang raises $1.7 billion
Published on: 2020-11-25
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The Chinese Uber for trucks Manbang announced Tuesday that it has raised $1.7 billion in its latest funding round, two years after it hauled in $1.9 billion from investors including SoftBank Group and Alphabet Inc.’s venture capital fund CapitalG.

Two weeks ago that Manbang was seeking $1 billion ahead of an initial public offering next year. The company declined to comment on the matter, though its CEO Zhang Hui said in May 2019 that the firm was “not in a rush” to go public.

Manbang said it achieved profitability this year. Its valuation was reportedly on course to reach $10 billion in 2018.

Mobile-based truck-hailing services have boomed in China, offering more efficient solutions for cargo transport

The company, which runs an app matching truck drivers and merchants transporting cargo and provides financial services to truckers, was formed from a merger between rivals Yunmanman and Huochebang in 2017. It was a time when China’s “sharing economy” craze began to see consolidation and shakeup.

The latest financing again attracted high-profile backers, including returning investors SoftBank Vision Fund and Sequoia Capital China, Permira and Fidelity, a consortium that co-led the round. Other participants were Hillhouse Capital, GGV Capital, Lightspeed China Partners, Tencent, Jack Ma’s YF Capital and more.

The company has other Alibaba ties. Its CEO Zhang, who founded Yunmanman, hailed from Alibaba’s famed B2B department where Manbang chairman Wang Gang also worked before he went on to fund ride-hailing giant Didi’s angel round.

Manbang claims its platform has more than 10 million verified drivers and 5 million cargo owners. The latest funding will allow it to further invest in research and development, upgrade its matching system and expand its service capacity to functions like door-to-door transportation.

Sequoia is quite bullish about truck-hailing as it made its sixth investment in Manbang. For Permira, a European private equity fund, the Manbang investment marked the China debut of its Growth Opportunities Fund.



满帮的前身是由两家货运公司合并而来。2013年年底,在经过对物流行业的深度调研后,曾在阿里巴巴任职多年,担任 B2B 业务的区域负责人的张晖带领团队研发了面向卡车司机和物流公司的运力调度软件——运满满,填补了长期以来国内跨城运力智能调度的空白。



嗅到这一机会的还有很多业内知名的资本。最新一轮轮融资由软银愿景基金、红杉、璞米和富达(Fidelity)联合领投,包括高瓴、纪源、光速、云锋、襄禾、Baillie Gifford、全明星、CMC、腾讯等在内的现有股东也有参与。

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