Business & Finance - February 21, 2024

Delivery Hero terminates negotiations of a potential sale of its foodpanda business in selected markets in Southeast Asia

Berlin, 21 February 2024 Delivery Hero SE (“Delivery Hero”, the “Company” or the “Group”), the world’s leading local delivery platform, today announced that it has terminated discussions with the main negotiating counterpart regarding a potential sale of its foodpanda business in selected Southeast Asian markets covering Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.

When reconfirming ongoing discussions on February 2, 2024, Delivery Hero remained optimistic that it would reach agreeable terms for signing with the main negotiating counterpart. At that time, the Company believed it had reached an alignment with the potential buyer on the fundamental terms regarding the sale of the business. However, Delivery Hero took the decision to withdraw from negotiations as this is no longer the case.

The strength of our APAC business has become evident during the last quarters as the region reached an inflection point in 2023. We believe the region remains strongly positioned to drive profitable growth at scale. The decision to terminate negotiations after months of discussions was taken after careful consideration.

Niklas Östberg, CEO and Co-Founder of Delivery Hero

As always, the Company will remain open to M&A and will continue to assess potential strategic alternatives. However, Delivery Hero will only proceed with negotiations where it can create value for shareholders with high certainty of closing. Delivery Hero continues to exercise a disciplined investment policy aimed at maximizing profitable growth and Free Cash Flow generation in its operations.

Delivery Hero’s FY 2024 guidance, provided with its Q4 2023 Trading Update, excludes any M&A activities. Consequently, this announcement does not have any impact on the Company’s guidance it set out for 2024 or its Free Cash Flow expectations for the medium term.

Delivery Hero is the world’s leading local delivery platform, operating its service in over 70 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The Company started as a food delivery service in 2011 and today runs its own delivery platform on four continents. Additionally, Delivery Hero is pioneering quick commerce, the next generation of e-commerce, aiming to bring groceries and household goods to customers in under one hour and often in 20 to 30 minutes. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Delivery Hero has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2017 and is part of the MDAX stock market index. For more information, please visit


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Christoph Bast

Head of Investor Relations



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