|Bid||25.40 x N/A|
|Ask||25.41 x N/A|
|Day's Range||25.04 - 26.47|
|52 Week Range||11.52 - 31.13|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.43|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||20.45|
|Earnings Date||Aug 25, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.03 (0.10%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jun 10, 2020|
|1y Target Est||23.30|
Citing national security concerns, the U.S. compelled the Chinese owners of Grindr, the popular gay dating app, to sell the company to American investors. Here's their vision for the company.
(Bloomberg) -- The Chinese owner of gay dating app Grindr has reached a deal to offload one of the world’s largest LGBT social platforms, a year after U.S. regulators pressed for disposal over national security concerns.Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. said in a Friday filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange that it has agreed to sell its 99% stake in Grindr LLC to San Vicente Acquisition LLC for about $608.5 million. The deal needs the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., better known as CFIUS, which required the Chinese firm to unwind its purchase of Grindr, according to the filing.The sale underscores a growing concern in the U.S. that Beijing could use Chinese tech companies as a tool to amass sensitive data on millions of American citizens. The U.S. watchdog has also begun a review of ByteDance Inc.’s 2017 purchase of the business that became TikTok, a viral mini-video app.Kunlun bought a majority stake in Grindr for just $93 million in 2016, and acquired the remaining shares two years later. Prior to the CFIUS inquiry, the Chinese firm was planning an initial public offering for the app overseas.(Corrects to say deal needs the approval of Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. in the second paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Zheping Huang in Hong Kong at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shamim Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org, Brett Miller, Stanley JamesFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The deal comes after a U.S. government panel asked Kunlun to divest itself of Grindr. The panel, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), has not disclosed its concerns about Kunlun's ownership of Grindr.