With the trade war raging on and the Chinese tech ecosystem reaching maturity, the journey to the west that every half-successful local CEO saw as a prerequisite for global success now feels redundant.
Daraz Group and its parent organization Rocket Internet SE have both announced today that the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has acquired Daraz. Alibaba Group acquired the entire share capital from Rocket Internet for an undisclosed amount, making Daraz Group an wholly owned subsidiary under Jack Ma's empire.
Alibaba Group announced today that it will invest another $2 billion in Lazada Group in an effort to accelerate its growth and deepen its integration with the Alibaba ecosystem. Lazada is the largest e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia.