Foodtech unicorn Zomato has informed that its initial public offering (IPO) on the exchanges will open on Wednesday July 14, according to a disclosure on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The issue will close on July 16.
The restaurant aggregator’s IPO is opening for subscription on stock exchanges on at a price band of INR 72 – INR 76 per share. This is higher than the INR 70-72 value estimated by analysts. The IPO announcement follows, following the Securities and Exchanges Board Of India (SEBI) submitting its observations on Zomato’s draft red herring prospectus (DRHP).
Zomato’s offer will comprise fresh equity of INR 9,000 Cr, while majority stakeholder Info Edge will sell shares worth INR 375 Cr in the Offer For Sale (OFS) portion. Info Edge revised its quantum of share sale in the upcoming Zomato public offering to INR 375 Cr earlier this month, 50% lower than the originally planned INR 750 Cr stake sale. Zomato’s IPO size will be INR 9,375 Cr, making it the second-biggest IPO in the last four years after SBI Cards.
In the run-up to the official announcement of Zomato’s initial public offering (IPO), the food aggregator’s stock has been seeing a lot of interest in the grey market, trading at a 15-20% premium.
Investment banks BoFa Securities, Kotak Mahindra Capital, Morgan Stanley India, Credit Suisse India and Gitigroup Global markets are managing the offering.
The Zomato Prospectus
In the latest round of funding, Zomato’s price per share was INR 55-60, for a valuation of INR 40,000 Cr or just over $5.4 Bn. Zomato filed its DRHP on April 28 and in it, the company has claimed its financial situation has improved amid the pandemic.
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.
The IPO prospectus reported that the number of orders on Zomato has increased from 3.06 Cr in FY18 to 40.31 Cr in FY20 and 15.52 Cr in FY21. The average order value has increased from INR 279 in FY20 to INR 398 in 9MFY21 and the discounts have also reduced per order from INR 21.7 to INR 7.3 in 9MFY21. It also reported that during FY21 iy had 32.1 million average monthly average users (MAU) on the India platform. As of March 31, 2021, Zomato was present in 525 cities in India, with 389,932 active restaurant listings
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.
The company will address the media later today for further updates on its IPO plans. Watch this space for updates.