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Exclusive: IPO-bound Portea Medical raises $20 Mn via right issue


Home healthcare solution provider Portea Medical has raised around $20 million via rights issue. The capital raise comes amid its efforts to launch an initial public offering (IPO).

The board at Portea has passed a special resolution to issue 69,206,452 Series D1 compulsory convertible preference shares (CCPS) at an issue price of Rs 23.96 per share, aggregating to Rs 165.8 crore or around $20 million to the equity shareholders of the company on a rights issue basis, the company’s regulatory filings with the Registrar of Companies show.

It’s worth noting that Portea received a go-ahead signal from the SEBI to float a Rs 1,000 crore IPO in April last year. The Vaibhav Tewari-led company had filed a draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) in June 2022.

Decade-old Portea provides services such as mother and child care, consultation for nutrition and diet, physiotherapy, nursing, lab tests, counseling, and elder care. It also offers a lab sample collection facility and medical equipment for sale or on hire.

As per Portea’s website, the company has provided services to over 1 million patients and conducts 700,000 patient visits annually. Additionally, it has established partnerships with 63 leading hospitals.

Portea’s revenue from operations declined 3.3% to Rs 145 crore in FY23 from Rs 150 crore in FY22, according to startup data intelligence platform TheKredible. The shrinking scale and fixed overheads led the firm to register a Rs 53 crore loss during FY23 against Rs 40 crore loss in the previous fiscal. It is yet to file audited financial statements for FY24.

Portea will be the third company which has raised funding in 2024 after filing a DRHP. Earlier this month, Ola Electric raised $50 million in debt from EvolutionX whereas MobiKwik raised debt from Blacksoil in March. MobiKwik and Ola Electric filed their DRHP in December and January, respectively.

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