Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

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 trade for failing to file two quarterly studies, mentioned it’s exploring strategic options for its U.S. enterprise, together with a potential sale.

The corporate additionally has operations primarily based out of China and Japan, and has been doubling down on these in latest weeks. In June, TuSimple began testing its self-driving know-how on public roads in Japan and in addition accomplished its first absolutely autonomous — which 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 will focus its operations in Asia-Pacific and different world 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 workforce 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 Might, TuSimple mentioned it will 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 potential 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 to TechCrunch in time to remark.

The corporate shares closed at $2.31 Tuesday, about 3% increased earlier than erasing most of these beneficial properties in after-hours buying and selling. Shares fell 2.6% following the announcement.

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