Grab and Gojek could be merging, with Anthony Tan being the CEO.

The talks are still on-going.

Grab and Gojek could be merging, with Anthony Tan being the CEO. | BEAMSTART News

Southeast Asia's largest internet startups, Grab and Gojek, could be merging, according to a report from South China Morning Post.

According to sources familiar with the matter, both companies have made significant progress in working out a deal to combine their businesses, with SoftBank Group's Masayoshi Son being the key mediator between the talks.

Grab co-founders, Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Ling.

Nothing has been concluded as of yet, but there is the possible outcome where both companies will be merged under one unified structure, with Grab's co-founder, Anthony Tan, being the chief executive of the combined entity.

Both brands will still continue to run separately for an extended period of time, but consolidation may take place in markets both brands compete in. In Indonesia, the combined entity will operate under the Gojek brand.

The ultimate goal of the merger would be to go for a public listing eventually.

Gojek co-founder, Nadiem Makarim.

Grab and Gojek have been locked in a fierce, expensive battle for dominance in becoming the region's "superapp", offering a wide range of services from ride-hailing, food delivery, and mobile payment services.

If the two companies do end up merging, this could be the largest internet merger in Southeast Asia.

Grab is presently valued north of $14 billion, while Gojek is valued at $10 billion.

Latest Jobs

Quality Assurance Lead



Full Time

Salary Undisclosed

Content Writer (Esports / Gaming)


Petaling Jaya, Malaysia


MYR 400 — MYR 600 monthly

News Editor

British Broadcasting Corporation

Hong Kong, Hong Kong (香港)

Full Time

Salary Undisclosed

Full Stack Developer - Financing Domain

OnDemand Agility


Full Time

SGD 4050 — SGD 4300 monthly

EA Personnel (Work Pass)

Trinity Employment


Full Time

SGD 2000 — SGD 3500 monthly

Senior Events Manager/ Director

Thomson Reuters

Singapore , Singapore

Full Time

USD 17000 — USD 25000 monthly

Digital Marketing Intern

Undrcut Digital Marketing



SGD 1000 — SGD 1500 monthly

Influencer Marketing Associate


Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Full Time

SGD 400 — SGD 1000 monthly

English Content Writer


Jakarta, Indonesia

Full Time

SGD 300 — SGD 600 monthly

Fund Accountant

Decacorn Capital


Full Time

SGD 2500 — SGD 5000 monthly

BEAMSTART is a hub for everything Startups, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. Connect with a global community of people, and stay updated with the latest news, events, and opportunities.


Download the Community App

Connect with the BEAMSTART Entrepreneurship Community from the palm of your hands. Connect with CEOs/Founders, Investors, Business Leaders, and Professionals. Download below to instantly form partnerships and discover opportunities:

PlayStore ButtonAppStore Button

© 2016 - 2021 BEAMSTART. All Rights Reserved (Legal).