In the global ridehailing battle, it looks like SoftBank and Didi Chuxing are moving to the front of the pack. SoftBank has participated in transactions totaling upward of $35 billion for ridehailing companies, according to the PitchBook Platform. Meanwhile, Didi, the Chinese ridehailing juggernaut, has been part of more than $11.5 billion worth of deals in the industry.
With their investments, the two entities are weaving a tangled web. Take Uber, for example: Didi bought out Uber's China operations in 2016—then SoftBank poured $9.2 billion into the San Francisco-based company in a deal that closed earlier this year. And then there's 99, the Brazilian startup SoftBank backed in 2017 before Didi acquired it last month.
Hard to keep it all straight? We've put together an interactive graphic illustrating SoftBank and Didi's relationship to each other and their connection to some of the most valuable ridehailing companies throughout the world:
Note: Uber's $72 billion valuation is based on the settlement the ridehailing company reached with Waymo in February 2018.