Oyo files DRHP for $1.2 bn IPO; founder, key investors not diluting stake

The Covid-19 pandemic may have battered the hospitality sector across the world, but it has not deterred Ritesh Agarwal-led Oravel Stays (Oyo) from likely general public through an preliminary general public giving (IPO).

The Gurugram-primarily based travel technology corporation filed the draft crimson herring prospectus (DRHP) for its Rs eight,430 crore ($one.two billion) IPO with the Securities and Trade Board of India (Sebi) on Friday. According to resources, Oyo is wanting for a valuation of $eleven-twelve billion.

The corporation was valued at $9.six billion just after it lifted $5 million from Microsoft in August. The present contains a clean difficulty of equity shares really worth Rs 7,000 crore and an present for sale (OFS) of up to Rs one,430 crore.

According to the draft papers, buyers together with Agarwal, Lightspeed Enterprise Companions, Sequoia Money, Star Virtue Financial commitment (Didi), Greenoaks Money, AirBnB, HT Media, and Microsoft will not dilute their shareholding.

The DRHP names Agarwal, RA Hospitality Holdings (Cayman), and SVF Holdings (Cayman) as the main promoters of Oyo. Although Agarwal and RA Hospitality together possess 33.15 per cent of the corporation, SVF Holdings owns forty six.sixty two per cent.

The OFS contains combination shares from a smaller section of SVF India (Softbank Eyesight Fund), A1 Holdings (Grab), China Lodging, and Global IVY Ventures LLP.

Agarwal, aged just 27, improved his stake in the corporation to 30 per cent in 2019 by shopping for shares from early buyers Lightspeed Enterprise Companions and Sequoia India, which continued to back again Oyo.

RA Hospitality Holdings (Cayman) signed a $two billion primary and secondary management financial commitment spherical, supported by world-wide institutional banks and Agarwal’s economic associates. A offer these types of as this, the place a founder has brought back again stake from early buyers right before an IPO, has couple of, if any, parallels.

According to the DRHP, Oyo programs to use the internet proceeds to repay the personal debt availed by some of its subsidiaries, fund organic and inorganic expansion initiatives, and for normal company purposes. It intends to use Rs two,441 crore for prepayment or repayment, in section, of some borrowings by its subsidiaries and programs to utilise Rs two,900 crore for funding organic and inorganic expansion.

The corporation and its stakeholders may, in session with the direct administrators, consider a even further difficulty of equity shares up to Rs one,400 crore, the files say.


Taking the corporation general public has been a cumbersome affair for the corporation, which restructured its company in 2019 as it commenced to gradual down just after an ambitious growth approach to enter the intercontinental marketplaces.

The corporation streamlined strategic and shared products and services, these types of as profits management, source, human assets, lawful and finance, from state teams to regional teams to decrease charges.

As a final result, its adjusted gross income margin enhanced from 9.7 per cent in economic calendar year 2019-twenty (FY20) to 33.two per cent in FY21 alongside with close to seventy nine per cent reduction in Ebitda losses from FY20 to FY21.

Profits in FY21 was Rs four,157 crore, a drop of just about 70 per cent from the past calendar year. The restated complete in depth loss for FY21 internet of tax also decreased by 70 per cent to Rs three,928 crore. Consolidated borrowings have been Rs four,890.six crore as of July 31.

Above the past calendar year, Oyo has executed a selection of actions as section of its Covid-19 reaction tactic, together with accelerated advancement and adoption of technology and items to decrease working charges, and repositioning its offerings. This has also meant a change in the way it functions with the 157,000 accommodations and homestays it has tied up with.

In the DRHP, the company states its app has been downloaded one hundred million moments and its main concentration geographies are India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Europe.

The world-wide coordinators and ebook-running direct administrators to the present are Kotak Mahindra Money, JP Morgan India and Citigroup Global Marketplaces India. The ebook-running direct administrators are ICICI Securities, Nomura, JM Monetary, and Deutsche Equities India.