TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive”) (TSXV: FD), the first Canadian peer-to-peer, eco-friendly and socially responsible ridesharing network and a “people-and-planet first” business, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding term sheet with Foodora Inc. (“Foodora Canada”) pursuant to which Facedrive will purchase certain assets of Foodora Canada (the “Transaction”), in the proposal proceedings commenced by Foodora Canada under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
The Transaction follows the viral success of Facedrive’s several gig economy platforms: Facedrive rideshare, Facedrive Marketplace, Facedrive Health and Facedrive Foods. Facedrive Foods is a recently launched food delivery network connecting residents to restaurant businesses in the Greater Toronto Area and London, Ontario, during the COVID-19 outbreak. Facedrive Foods was created with the intention to support residents, businesses and the driver community during the global pandemic. The Transaction is being regarded as an opportunity to support the platform’s expansion plans across Canada. The launch of Facedrive Foods is one of the first steps in Facedrive’s “ecosystem approach” to monetizing its user base by providing socially responsible services and products exclusively for platform users.
Pursuant to the terms of the binding term sheet, Facedrive will gain access to Foodora Canada’s customers, subject to customer consent, as well as 5,500 restaurant partners previously served by Foodora Canada. The Transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including the negotiation of a mutually satisfactory definitive purchase agreement and Court approval, and is expected to close within 45 days. However, there can be no assurances that the Transaction will be completed on the terms set forth in the term sheet, or at all. Further details regarding the Transaction will be provided if and when the conditions contained in the term sheet are satisfied such that the Transaction is complete.
Facedrive pursues a “people and planet first” business model, and Facedrive Foods adheres to these principles by offering eco-friendly deliveries, with each delivery contributing a portion of the fee towards local tree-planting initiatives to help reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Facedrive Foods has also committed to comprising the menu options available for delivery through its app of select healthy, nutritious and sustainably sourced choices offered by like-minded restaurant businesses, with consumers’ wellness in mind. Moreover, Facedrive is dedicated to community well-being amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and containment efforts by ensuring the highest level of safety for its customers. Facedrive drivers are currently undergoing comprehensive training in COVID-19 safety protocols, while all deliveries have been made contactless as a safety measure for both customers and drivers.
“The term sheet with Foodora Canada comes at the perfect time for Facedrive. The launch of Facedrive Foods is rooted in Facedrive’s vision of becoming the one stop shop platform for eco-conscious and socially responsible users. A full ecosystem with rideshare, delivery, entertainment, gamification and social components – all in a single platform – is the epitome of convenience with the huge added bonus of being green,” said Facedrive Chairman and CEO Sayan Navaratnam. “This provides an incredible growth opportunity to broaden our geographic, user and technological base globally.”
Facedrive is a “people-and-planet first” ridesharing platform, and the first to offer green transportation solutions in this space. Facedrive is committed to doing business fairly, equitably and sustainably, with a firm dedication not only to seamless customer service that offsets CO2 by planting thousands of trees and gives riders a choice between EVs, hybrids and conventional vehicles, but also to its drivers. Facedrive is a community platform designed to become the #1 recognized eco-friendly and socially responsible TaaS platform in any market that it enters. Facedrive is changing the ride-sharing narrative for the better, for everyone.
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