SoftBank Group-backed Indian hospitality startup Oyo Resorts and Rooms is anticipated to file for an preliminary public providing (IPO) subsequent week to boost round $1 billion (roughly Rs 7,380 crores), a supply advised Reuters on Thursday. The lodge aggregator is seeking to record in India’s monetary capital of Mumbai and its IPO is tentatively pegged at between $1 billion (roughly Rs 7,380 crores) and $1.2 billion (roughly Rs. 8,850 crores), the supply stated, including it can encompass a contemporary subject of shares and a suggestion on the market from present shareholders.
Oyo didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The itemizing plan follows a stellar debut by meals supply agency Zomato in July. Berkshire Hathaway-backed Paytm and personal fairness agency TPG-backed Nykaa have additionally filed for IPO. Experience-hailing agency Ola, which can be backed by SoftBank, can be set to enter markets.
Oyo, wherein SoftBank owns a 46 p.c stake and is considered one of its greatest bets, has endured months of layoffs, cost-cuts and losses through the world well being disaster.
Its founder and Chief Govt Ritesh Agarwal had stated in July that enterprise was prone to return to ranges seen earlier than the second wave of COVID-19 infections in India and “develop from there”.
Final month, Oyo received a $5 million (roughly Rs. 40 crores) funding from Microsoft. Kotak Mahindra Capital, JP Morgan, and Citi are the bankers advising Oyo on the IPO, the supply stated.
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