Including the money Lyft is expecting to raise from the IPO as well as some likely dilution of shares, its total valuation could be $21-23 billion.
Fixel led the $13 billion PE unit through deals that made billions of dollars in profit for the New York-based firm. He may start his own investment firm.
A wave of IPO news has followed with Slack, Pinterest and Postmates all moving closer to listings of their own.
Both Uber and Lyft are closely watching whether another shutdown will go ahead at the end of this week as they prepare for IPOs later this year.
Bowery is part of a new crop of agriculture technology startups growing leafy greens in controlled environments near cities. Last year, San Francisco-based Plenty raised $200 million from the SoftBank Vision Fund.
The planned investment shows SoftBank’s broader ambitions to attach itself to the food-delivery businesses. Earlier this year, it led a $535-million funding round into meal-delivery app DoorDash. It also owns a 15% stake in Uber, which says its last mile meal-delivery business, UberEats, is growing quickly.
Last year, the founders of Airbnb Inc. made a last minute decision to pull out of negotiations for merging their China business with local competitor Tujia.
During negotiations, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reportedly proposed decreasing the size of the deal to $2 billion, hoping to get Buffett’s backing while giving him a potentially smaller share of the company. The deal fell apart after the two sides couldn’t agree on terms.
Lime, one of Bird’s primary competitors, has already raised $132 million and is closing another round of financing. But unless that round closes sooner than expected, and for more than $1 billion in valuation, Bird will soon become the first scooter unicorn.
The two-year-old company had reportedly originally sought $100 million from venture capitalists.