Paytm Said to Have Secured SEBI’s Approval for India’s Biggest IPO


Digital monetary companies agency Paytm has acquired market regulator SEBI’s approval for its Rs 16,600 crores preliminary public supply, a supply concerned within the course of stated on Friday. The firm expects to hit the bourses by the top of this month and is planning to skip the pre-IPO share sale rounds to fast-track itemizing.

“SEBI has given approval for Paytm IPO,” the supply stated on situation of anonymity.

The firm’s plan of shelving the pre-IPO elevate isn’t associated to any valuation variations, the supply added.

The proposed IPO, if profitable, could be the most important such supply. Coal India’s Rs 15,200-crores preliminary public supply (IPO) in 2010 is the nation’s largest one until date.

Paytm is a valuation of Rs 1.47-1.78 lakh crores.

US-based valuation professional Aswath Damodaran, who’s a professor specialising in finance on the Stern School of Business at New York University, has valued the unlisted shares of the agency at Rs 2,950 apiece.

According to the draft IPO paperwork, the corporate plans to elevate Rs 8,300 crores by means of recent concern of fairness shares and one other Rs 8,300 crores by means of the offer-for-sale route.

Paytm founder, managing director and chief govt Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Alibaba Group corporations will dilute a few of their stake within the proposed offer-for-sale.

Alibaba group agency Antfin (Netherlands) Holding BV is predicted to promote no less than 5 % stake to carry its shareholding under 25 % to adjust to regulatory necessities, in accordance to a supply.

As per the paperwork, buyers promoting stake embody Antfin (Netherlands) Holding BV (which has a 29.6 % stake), Singapore E-Commerce (7.2 %) and Elevation Capital V FII Holdings (0.7 %).

Moreover, Elevation Capital V (which has a 0.6 % stake), SAIF III Mauritius Company (12.1 %), SAIF Partners India IV (5.1 %), SVF Panther (Cayman) (1.3 %) and BH International Holdings (2.8 %) may also promote stake.

The firm has proposed to use Rs 4,300 crores for rising and strengthening the Paytm ecosystem, together with by means of acquisition of shoppers and retailers and offering them with larger entry to expertise and monetary companies.

Paytm plans to earmark Rs 2,000 crores for enterprise initiatives, acquisitions and strategic partnerships and up to 25 % of the entire fund raised by means of the IPO for normal company functions.

According to the paperwork, Paytm’s service provider base grew to 2.11 crores as on March 31, 2021 from 1.12 crores in March 2019, and gross merchandise worth (GMV) nearly doubled to over Rs 4 lakh crores within the monetary 12 months (FY) from Rs 2.29 lakh crores in FY 2019.

The firm has reported a narrowing of its loss to Rs 1,704 crores in FY21, from Rs 2,943.3 crore in FY20 and Rs 4,235.5 crores in FY19.

Total revenue declined to Rs 3,186.8 crores in FY21, from Rs 3,540.7 crores in FY20.

Paytm has reported unfavourable money circulate of Rs 222.1 crores in FY21 primarily due to working losses and extra working capital requirement.

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