Info Edge to sell stake worth Rs 7.5 billion in proposed Zomato IPO


Info Edge on Tuesday said it’ll sell stake worth Rs 750 crore in the initial public offering (IPO) of its investee company Zomato.

In a regulatory filing, Info Edge said Zomato — an online food delivery platform — is proposing an IPO of its fairness shares, comprising a fresh issue of fairness shares by Zomato Ltd and an offer for sale by Info Edge (India) Ltd.

“The Board of Directors of the Company today regarded as and have provided their approval to the company to take part in the said Offer for Sale of up to such number of shares of Zomato Ltd as would aggregate upto Rs 7,500 million…,” it added.

The terms and conditions of these will be specified in the Draft Red Herring Prospectus, the Red Herring Prospectus and the Prospectus, and in sure other offer documents and agreements, the filing said.

On April 23,Zomato had announced the appointment of five independent directors on its eight-member board, including four women.

In February,Zomato had raised USD 250 million (over Rs 1,800 crore) in underwriting from Tiger Global, Kora and others, valuing the online food ordering platform at USD 5.4 billion.

On an absolutely converted and diluted basis, Info Edge’s effective stake in Zomato stands at 18.4 per cent, Info Edge had said.

Final year, Zomato founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal had told employees that the company plans to go for an IPO in the first half of 2021.

The online food delivery segment has seen remarkable growth in the previous couple of years with Zomato and Swiggy competing head-on to seize market share.

Zomato’s FY20 revenue had jumped over two-fold to USD 394 million (around Rs 2,960 crore) from the preceding fiscal, while its Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) loss was once around Rs 2,200 crore.

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