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Baron and Invesco mark up Pine Labs’ valuation

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US-based investment firms Baron Funds and Invesco have marked up the valuation of fintech unicorn Pine Labs. While Baron increased its valuation to $5.8 billion, Invesco marked the firm’s value up to $4.8 billion as of December 2023.

Earlier, Baron Funds valued the firm at $5.3 billion in September last year whereas Invesco cut its valuation to $3.9 billion as of October 31.

Invesco had last invested $100 million in Pine Labs in September 2021 while Baron Capital led a $285 million round in the fintech unicorn in May.

ET reported the development first via regulatory filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Pine Labs has been facing ups and downs in its fair valuation since last year. For the record, Fidelity marked up its stake value in July last year but later slashed its valuation to $3 billion from $4.7 billion as of October.

Pine Labs’ revenue continued to climb in FY23 as its collection spiked 56% to Rs 1,588 crore. However, its losses still not tapering down and grew by 12% to Rs 227 crore. The firm is yet to file its FY24 numbers.

Pine Labs has been trying to go public for the past few years as its backers including Peak XV Partners are eyeing an exit. Last year, it finalized bankers for an IPO in the US but the attempt didn’t materialize even though the firm’s chief executive Rau refuted the reports of delaying the public listing plan on NASDAQ.

On the lines of other large fintechs such as Groww and Razorpay, Pine Labs is seeking to move its domicile to India which appears to have a better public market sentiment for tech companies.

Besides Pine Labs, Swiggy, Meesho, FirstCry and Ola Electric also saw markups in their valuation in the last six months.

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