Ekaterina Alexandrova | 02/04/2021
GC “Yandex.Taxi” buys call centers and business on the order of cargo transportation of the group of companies “Lucky”.
The deal amounted to $ 178 million. Part of these funds will be paid based on the results of the integration, which will be completed in the second quarter of 2021.
It is expected that the deal will enable Yandex.Taxi to improve customer service and accelerate the development of a logistics platform, and to offer express delivery of parcels and cargo to residents of the regions.
Lucky users will be able to call a taxi by phone or in the Yandex Go application. Drivers will be asked to connect to the Yandex.Pro platform. Among the features of the platform are advanced
security technologies and an efficient order distribution mechanism. It allows drivers to idle less and earn more money, and users spend less time waiting for a car.
Unlike the agreement between Yandex.Taxi and Lucky, announced in July 2019, the new deal involves the acquisition of only a portion of Lucky’s assets, and is valid in limited quantities
regions and does not apply to software.
Group of companies “Lucky” was formed in May 2017 as a result of the merger of taxi aggregators “Saturn” and “Rutaxi”, each of which has more than 15 years of experience in building a business in Russia. Key
the advantage of the service is omnichannel. The company’s services are available in more than 100 cities in Russia.
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