Russia´s largest online taxi service Yandex Taxi is likely to sell new shares in its initial public offering. According to Reuters the company representative COO Greg Abovsky told that the company has not decided on a stock exchange, or the timing or the size of its IPO.
-We consider the Moscow Exchange an important exchange, he told Reuters and added that most likely there would be primary shares, not secondary in the IPO.
Yandex Taxi and Uber combined their resources in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakstan in 2017. Uber has 36,6 % of the shares, Yandex 59,3 % and Yandex Taxi staff the rest.
The US ride-hailing company Uber´s (UBER) IPO was in May and the company listed its shares on Nyse in New York with the market value of 82 billion dollars. The rival company Lyft (LYFT) listed its shares in Nasdaq already in April with the market value of 24,3 billion dollars.
Uber has also expanded its service offerings from taxi to flying taxi service in New York and customers can now ride from Manhattan to JF Kennedy and Newark airports with 199 dollars. The company has also announced it will start electric-flying taxi service in Australia, Melbourne next year, while the other piloting cities are Dallas and Los Angeles in the US.