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Infra.Market raises $50 Mn from Mars Unicorn Fund

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Infra.Market has raised $50 million from MARS Unicorn Fund which is a joint venture of Liquidity Group and MUFG. With this, MARS and Liquidity investment in the company touched $100 million.

The two funds previously invested $50 million in Infra.Market in 2022. While the company didn’t disclose its valuation in fresh funding, Infra.Market was reportedly valued at $2.5 billion in an equity round in August 2021.

Founded by Souvik Sengupta and Aaditya Sharda in 2016, Infra.Market sells construction materials, infrastructure goods, and technical equipment. It is targeting the $140 construction materials market, with a strong focus on the infrastructure sector.

The company caters to both institutional customers (B2B) and retail outlets (D2R) in the construction materials sector. As per the company, it supplies across 16 states in India and exports to markets such as Dubai, Singapore, Jordan, and Italy, among others.

Last year, Infra.Market had divested 10% of its stake worth $20 million in RDC Concrete to investors led by Ashish Kacholia. The former had acquired RDC Concrete for $90 million in September 2021. It also has a majority stake in Strata Geosystems, Equiphunt and Halonix.

As of now, Infra.Market has raised around $500 million across equity and debt. According to the startup intelligence data platform TheKredible, Tiger Global was the largest external stakeholder with 21.33% followed by Accel and Nexus Ventures which commanded 16.87% and 8.46%, respectively, before this round.

Infra.Market is one of the handful of unicorns in the country which managed over nine-fold growth in gross scale between FY21 and FY23 and remained profitable. As per TheKredible, its gross revenue rose to Rs 11,846 crore in FY23 from Rs 1,240 crore in FY21. During the fiscal year ending March 2023, the firm’s profit slipped 17% to Rs 155 crore from Rs 187 crore in FY22.

It competes with Zetwerk, OfBuisness and Moglix.

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