SEATTLE & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Coupang, Inc. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of global online luxury company Farfetch Holdings plc. By providing access to $500M in capital, this acquisition allows Farfetch to continue delivering exceptional services for its brand and boutique partners, and to more than four million customers around the world. By leveraging Coupang’s operational excellence and innovative logistics, Farfetch is now well-positioned to pursue steady and thoughtful growth.
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Coupang, a Fortune 200 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CPNG), is one of the largest retailers in the world. Its mission is to revolutionize the lives of its customers and create a world where people wonder, “How did we ever live without Coupang?” Coupang offers a variety of services, including same-day and dawn delivery of merchandise, delivery of prepared foods through Coupang Eats, fintech through Coupang Pay, and video streaming through Coupang Play. Coupang is headquartered in the United States, with operations and support services performed in markets including South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China, and India.
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