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Uber Raises $1.6 Billion in Convertible Debt to Expand

The Uber Technologies Inc. car service application (app) in New York.

The Uber Technologies Inc. car service application (app) in New York.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc. raised $1.6 billion in convertible debt from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s wealth management clients, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as the mobile car-booking company builds its finances to expand internationally.

Uber is also still in talks to raise $600 million from hedge funds and international strategic investors to add to $1.2 billion in financing that it raised in December, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. The funding last month valued San Francisco-based Uber at $40 billion, one of the highest valuations for a closely held technology startup.