Oyo raises $50 Mn from InCred at $2.38 Bn valuation


Oyo has raised Rs 416.85 crore (approximately $50 million) from InCred Wealth and Investment. The funding is coming after a gap of almost three years for the Gurugram-based hospitality unicorn.

The board at Oyo has passed a special resolution to issue 14,37,41,379 Series G CCPS at an issue price of Rs 29 each to raise Rs 416.85 crore or $50 million, its regulatory filing accessed from the Registrar of Companies (RoC) shows.

Oyo will use these proceeds for growth, global expansion (including acquisitions), and enhanced business plans, according to the filings.

As per TheKredible estimates, the company has been valued at around Rs 19,756 crore or $2.38 billion post-allotment. Importantly, the new investor will command a 2.11% stake in the company (post allotment).

In August 2021, US-based tech giant Microsoft had invested $5 million in the Lightspeed-backed firm at a valuation of $9.6 billion. The latest capital has come at a valuation haircut of more than 70% from its peak.

Recently, Oyo’s founder Ritesh Aggarwal said that the firm posted its maiden annual net profit of Rs 100 crore in FY24. The company didn’t disclose its revenue for the last fiscal. In FY23, its revenue from operations grew 14.3% to Rs 5,464 crore from Rs 4,871 crore in FY22. During the period, the firm cut down losses by 33.7% to Rs 1,287 crore.

Recently, Oyo withdrew its draft papers (DRHP) for the second time in the wake of unfavorable conditions. The firm may refile the IPO papers after the conclusion of the ongoing round in which Oyo is likely to raise more capital.

Oyo’s major investor SoftBank first reduced its valuation to $3.4 billion in 2022. However, the firm rejected the markdown then.

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