Indian Foodtech Giant Zomato Files DRHP For $1.1 Bn IPO This Year


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The company will offer equity shares aggregating up to INR 8,250 Cr (nearly $1.1 Bn)

Info Edge will be selling shares worth INR 750 Cr in Zomato IPO

Zomato converted itself from a private company to a public limited company earlier this month

Food aggregator business Zomato has filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the market regulator securities and exchange board of India (SEBI) today (April 28), to raise INR 8,250 Cr ($1.1 Bn) thorough its initial public offering (IPO) process. According to the DRHP filed by Zomato, the company will offer equity shares aggregating up to INR 8,250 Cr (nearly $1.1 Bn). Of this, INR 7,500 Cr will be a fresh issue, while INR 750 Cr will be an offer for sale for its existing investor Info Edge.

Info Edge on April 27 said it will sell shares worth INR 750 Cr in the upcoming Zomato IPO.

“The Board of Directors of the Company today considered and have given their approval to the Company to participate in the said Offer for Sale of up to such number of shares of Zomato Limited as would aggregate upto INR 7,500 Mn (INR 750 Cr), the terms and conditions of which will be specified in the Draft Red Herring Prospectus, the Red Herring Prospectus and the Prospectus, and in certain other offer documents and agreements,” Info Edge said in a regulatory filing Of April 27.

The development comes only weeks after Zomato converted itself from a private company to a public limited company. The company had passed a special resolution on April 5, 2021, and renamed itself to Zomato Limited effective from April 9 onwards.

The regulatory filings noted that the food aggregator business also allotted 4,430 Cr equity stake to all of its preferential shareholders — investors, promoters, ESOP holders and others — upon the conversion of compulsorily convertible preference shares (CCPS) held by them. It has also passed another special resolution to issue 247.6 Cr equity shares as bonus shares to existing shareholders in a ratio of 6699:1.

Zomato has raised $2.1 Bn to date, with $660 Mn round closing in December 2020. The company also raised  $250 Mn (over INR 1,800 Cr) from Tiger Global, Kora and others, increasing its valuation to $5.4 Bn.

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