Apple purchases a Nigerian-possessed ICT firm for $1 billion

Apple purchases a Nigerian-possessed ICT firm for $1 billion
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UNITED States of America's most commended brand, Apple, has purchased Nigeria's Chinedu Echeruo's HopStop.com. As per The Wall Street Journal's distribution, AllThingsDigital, it educated that however the term of the arrangement has not been uncovered formally, but rather HopStop has been contrasted with Israel's Waze, which was as of late procured by Google for $1 billion.

Established in 2005, HopStop.com makes portable applications for both iOS and Android that covers more than 300 urban areas and that helps individuals get headings or find close-by tram stations and transport stops.


Echeruo, some time ago an expert at speculation banks and multifaceted investments, who established HopStop, is currently administrator of the Board for the application firm.

The move, as indicated by business sector insight, is seen as Apple's arrangement to support its guide offering particularly given Google's late procurement of Waze.

A serial business visionary, Echeruo, experienced childhood in Eastern Nigeria and went to Kings College, Lagos.

He went to Syracuse University and the Harvard Business School in the United States and established HopStop.com subsequent to laboring for quite a long while in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Leveraged Finance gatherings of J.P Morgan Chase where he was included in a wide scope of M&A, financing and private value exchanges.

He likewise worked at AM Investment Partners, a $500 million instability driven convertible security arbitrage flexible investments.

He established and raised almost $8 million for his two U.S. based Internet organizations: Hopstop.com and Tripology.com. Tripology.com was obtained in 2010 by American travel and route data organization, Rand McNally.

Consistent with structure, Echeruo is taking a shot at yet another wander yet this time, concentrated on little organizations in Africa. As indicated by him, "there is no motivation behind why each business visionary ought to need to rehash the wheel each and every time in all the nations in Africa.

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