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Exclusive: Country Delight raises $9 Mn through debt and equity

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Dairy brand Country Delight has raised Rs 76 crore ($9 million) through debt and equity from Alteria Capital. This is the second funding for the Gurugram-based company this year.

The board at Country Delight has passed a special resolution to issue 70,000 debentures at an issue price of Rs 1,00,000 each and 3,160 Series E1 CCPS at an issue price of Rs 21,045 each to raise Rs 76.65 crore, its regulatory filing accessed from RoC shows.

In January, Country Delight raised 20 million in its series E round from Temasek, Seviora Capital, Venturi Partners, and others. The company is close to becoming a unicorn as it was valued at around $820 million in the last equity round. It has raised around $175 million to date.

Launched by Chakradhar Gade and Nitin Kaushal, Country Delight provides a range of dairy products, bakery goods, poultry, and farm produce to its customers. The company sources its products directly from dairy farms and caters to customers in 15 cities including Delhi (NCR), Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Chennai, and Pune.

As per startup data intelligence platform TheKredible, Orios Venture Partners was the largest stakeholder in Country Delight with 21.35% stake followed by Matrix and Elevation with 16.59% and 9.38% stake respectively.

In February, Orios Venture Partners made a partial exit from Country Delight by selling 3% stake for around Rs 225 crore. Orios sold its stake to Temasek-backed asset management group Seviora.

As per media report, Country Delight’s operating revenue stood at Rs  650 crore in the first half of the ongoing financial year (FY24). In FY23, its revenue was estimated at around Rs 900 crore against Rs 542.6 crore in FY22. The firm is yet to report FY23 numbers officially.

In January, Country Delight’s competitor Akshayakalpa Organic raised $12 million in its Series C round led by A91 Partners. The firm is in talks to close a larger round to the tune of $25 million.

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