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Venturi picks up over 5% stake in Peak XV-backed K12 Techno for $27 Mn

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Venturi Partners has announced a purchase of a $27 million worth stake in K12 Techno Services from Navneet Learning LLP, subsidiary of Navneet Education Limited. This is the second secondary round in K12 Techno in the last eight months.

In a stock exchange filing, Navneet Education Ltd disclosed that it will divest 5.12% stake in K12 Techno against $27 million. It will also retain a 14.35% stake in the firm after this transaction. This roughly valued the Bengaluru-based firm at around $540 million.

Investing out of its $180 million maiden fund, Venturi will join K12 Techno’s existing shareholders such as Peak XV Partners, Kedaara Capital, Sofina Ventures, and Navneet Learning LLP, to support the management team led by Jai Decosta, CEO of K12 Techno.

For the uninitiated, K12 Techno runs the chain of Orchids International Schools.

The 14-year-old company provides full stack education, content, and technology services to more than 900 educational institutions across the country through a combination of its own brand and a curriculum and technology platform.

The firm provides management services to ICSE and CBSE curriculum schools from kindergarten to X-XII, based in large metros like Bengaluru, Mumbai and Gurugram under the ‘Orchid’ brand.

As per the company, its brand, content and technology has been used by over 300,000 students in the K-12 space in India. It also claimed to have grown at a CAGR of 40% over the last five years.

In September, K12 Techno raised investment from Kedaara Capital against a significant minority stake in the company.  It also provided a partial exit to Peak XV Partners (formerly known as Sequoia Capital India).

Check startup data intelligence platform TheKredible for the complete shareholding pattern.

With this, K12 Techno will join Venturi Partners’ portfolio of consumer-focused investments in India and Southeast Asia which includes Livspace, Country Delight, Believe, Pickup Coffee, and DALI.

According to TheKredible, the company registered Rs 382 crore in revenue in FY23 with Rs 39 crore loss. The firm expected to close FY24 with Rs 450 crore with EBITDA of nearly Rs 100 crore.

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