Ahead of IPO, ixigo's parent firm garners Rs 333 cr from anchor investors

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New Delhi, Jun 7 (PTI) Le Travenues Technology Ltd, which operates travel booking platform ixigo, on Friday said it has mobilised Rs 333 crore from anchor investors ahead of launch of its initial share sale for public subscription.

The anchor investors who have been allotted shares are the Government of Singapore, Morgan Stanley, WhiteOak Capital, Bay Capital India Find, Tata Investment Corporation, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company, SBI Mutual Fund and HDFC Mutual Fund, according to a circular uploaded on BSE website.

Overall, the company has allotted 3.58 crore equity shares to 23 funds at Rs 93 apiece, aggregating to Rs 333 crore, it added.

The issue, with a price band of Rs 88 to Rs 93 per share, will open on June 10 and conclude on June 12.

The Rs 740-crore IPO of the Gurugram-based company is a combination of a fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs 120 crore and an Offer For Sale (OFS) of 6.66 crore equity shares to the tune of Rs 620 crore, at the upper end of the price band, by existing shareholders.

Under the OFS, SAIF Partners India IV Ltd, Peak XV Partners Investments V (formerly known as SCI Investments V), Micromax Informatics Ltd, Placid Holdings, Catalyst Trusteeship Ltd, Madison India Capital HC, Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar will be selling shares.

Proceeds worth Rs 45 crore from the fresh issue will be used to fund the company's working capital requirements and Rs 26 crore will be utilised for investments in technology as well as data science, including on cloud and server hosting, technology on artificial intelligence and customer engagement.

Additionally, funds will be used to support inorganic growth through acquisitions, and for general corporate purposes.

The company said that 75 per cent of the issue size has been reserved for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs), 15 per cent for non-institutional investors and the remaining 10 per cent for retail investors. Investors can bid for a minimum of 161 shares and in multiples thereof.

Launched in 2007 by Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar, Le Travenues Technology is the country's leading online travel aggregator, which helps travellers to plan, book and manage their trips across rail, air, buses and hotels.

The company's total income rose to Rs 517 crore in the financial year ended March 2023 from Rs 385 crore in the preceding fiscal. The firm logged a profit of Rs 23.4 crore for the year ended March 2023 whereas it had a loss of Rs 21 crore in the previous financial year.

Axis Capital, DAM Capital Advisors and JM Financial are the book running lead managers to the public issue. PTI SP MR