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Exclusive: ZappFresh converts into public company

Joining the league of many companies such as Swiggy, FirstCry, Cars24, Pine Labs, and Pepperfry, meat delivery platform ZappFresh is preparing to go public. Taking the first step towards the process, the Gurugram-based firm is now converting into a public entity.

The new name of the company is ‘DSM Fresh Foods Limited’, regulatory filings show. According to Entrackr’s sources, the company is likely to go IPO in the last leg of the ongoing financial year (FY25).

Queries sent to ZappFresh didn’t elicit any immediate response.

Founded in 2015 by Deepanshu Manchanda, ZappFresh sells fresh meat, seafood, and ready-to-cook items through its app and website. The company obtains its meat and fish from local farms, processes them at plants and customizes pieces before delivering them to the customers.

Last year, it completed its first acquisition — Dr. Meat from Sukos Foods.

Dr. Meat specializes in providing sustainably bred chicken from the outskirts of Bengaluru. It is also operational in Delhi-NCR.

Zappfresh has also increased its authorized capital concerning the IPO and announced bonus shares in the ratio of 725:1 i.e. 725 equity shares for every 1 equity shares held by the shareholders, the filing added.

Zappfresh proposed the appointment of Anchal Kapoor and Suman Chaudhary as independent directors, with Manchanda proposed to serve as Managing Director and Chairman of the company.

The company has raised around $14 million to date including its $4.3 million funding from Ah! Ventures, HT Media and others in November last year. According to the startup data intelligence platform TheKredible, SIDBI Venture Capital is the largest external stakeholder in the nine-year-old firm followed by other investors.

The company is yet to file its financial results for FY24 but its revenue from operations was flat at Rs 56 crore during the fiscal year ended March 2023. The firm posted a profit of Rs 11 crore in the same period.

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