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|, which runs online match making business under 'BharatMatrimony' brand, filed draft papers with markets regulator Sebi to raise an estimated Rs 600-700 crore through an initial public offer (IPO), said the media reports.

The IPO comprises fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs 350 crore and an offer for sale of up to 16.60 lakh scrips by existing shareholders.

The existing investors include Bessemer India Capital Holdings, Draper Investment Company LLC, Hartenbaum Revocable Trust and Indrani Janakiraman.


According to the PTI report, the company is expected to garner Rs 600-700 crore through the public offer.

This would be the second major IPO by an internet company after Just Dial. The local search engine firm had raked in Rs 950 crore through its public offer in 2013.

The funds would be used for business promotion, purchase and development of office premises in Chennai, repayment of overdraft facilities and procurement of hardware and software requirements for a centrally controlled contact centre and general corporate purposes.

Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, Citigroup Global Markets India and Deutsche Equities India are the book running lead managers to the issue.

Matrimony competes with portals like Shaadi.Com, Times Group's SimplyMarry.Com and Info Edge-owned Jeevansaathi.Com.

At the end of financial year 2014-15, the company had generated consolidated revenue of Rs 242.84 crore and an operating profit of Rs 17.80 crore.

Story first published: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 23:00 [IST]
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