Self-driving truck developer TuSimple could promote its U.S. enterprise, the corporate mentioned in a regulatory submitting Wednesday.
TuSimple, which is on the verge of being delisted from the Nasdaq inventory change for failing to file two quarterly experiences, mentioned it’s exploring strategic alternate options for its U.S. enterprise, together with a attainable sale.
The corporate additionally has operations primarily based out of China and Japan, and has been doubling down on these in current weeks. In June, TuSimple began testing its self-driving expertise on public roads in Japan and in addition accomplished its first totally autonomous — that means no human driver behind the wheel — check run on public roads in China.
In a submitting with the U.S. Securities and Trade Fee, TuSimple mentioned that if it sells its U.S. enterprise, it might focus its operations in Asia-Pacific and different international markets. That is one thing of an about-face for TuSimple. Since going public in 2021, TuSimple has staunchly recognized itself as an American firm with operations overseas, regardless of its founding group and earliest backers coming from China. The corporate was even mulling the sale of its Asia-Pacific enterprise after dealing with regulatory scrutiny over its ties to the nation, and ended up firing then-CEO Xiaodi Hou over TuSimple’s relationship with Hydron Motors.
In Could, TuSimple mentioned it might not be promoting off its Asia enterprise. As a substitute, the corporate set about its second spherical of layoffs within the final six months, each of which affected solely U.S. staff.
TuSimple mentioned it employed Perella Weinberg Companions as a monetary advisor to discover attainable transactions for its U.S.-based portion of the enterprise.
The Nasdaq held a listening to with TuSimple final week to find out its standing on the Nasdaq, however the outcomes of the listening to haven’t but been introduced.
TuSimple didn’t reply in time to TechCrunch to remark.
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