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Shared Mobility: Wohin fließen die Investitionen?

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Another clear trend is the tech-company challenge to incumbent automotive players on mobility: these nonautomotive players, together with venture capitalists and private-equity firms, are responsible for over 90 percent of the investments in the mobility space.

Furthermore, we identified another strong acceleration of investments in e-hailing players, mainly driven by large investments in top players. This indicates that investors expect a high return on investment. These investments, however, need to be seen in conjunction with those in autonomous driving (with a number of players active in both areas). Autonomous driving can be seen as the endgame of e-hailing, potentially also being the road to (greater) profitability of these solutions. We also noted several other investment highlights in 2018. For instance, the latest transactions involving Cruise, the autonomous-driving unit of General Motors, reveal a post-money valuation (a company’s value after it adds capital contributions and outside financing to its balance sheet) of $14.6 billion. That alone is responsible for roughly a third of GM’s overall valuation on the public market. What’s more, Cruise and Honda are collaborating on a purpose-built autonomous vehicle. Honda will devote $2 billion to the effort over 12 years and make an additional $750 million equity investment in Cruise. In May 2018, SoftBank Vision Fund made a $2.25 billion investment in Cruise, split into $900 million at closing and $1.35 billion when GM is ready to deploy its autonomous cars for commercial use. Furthermore, SoftBank invested an additional $0.94 billion in Nuro.ai.

But autonomous-driving firms were not the only ones to collect significant funds: Grab, a Southeast Asian ride-hailing service, received $2 billion in new capital from investors including Toyota, which contributed $1 billion, and SoftBank, which invested $500 million. Grab’s current value is north of $10 billion.

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