Uber to announce deal to buy rival Careem as early as this week: Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc. will announce plans to acquire Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ as early as this week, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Uber will pay $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes, which will be transferrable into Uber shares at a price equal to $55 per share, according to a term-sheet that Bloomberg said it had seen.

Careem declined to comment while Uber did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters.

Uber has been preparing for an initial public offering, and its bankers have indicated that it could be valued at as much as $120 billion.

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