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Ixigo bet set to be a goldmine for Elevation, Sequoia, Fosun

Time:2021-06-21 14:23:50

Ixigo bet set to be a goldmine for Elevation, Sequoia, Fosun

The biggest beneficiary will be venture capital and growth equity firm Elevation, previously SAIF Partners, with a 12-fold jump in its decade-long investment.


They will earn at least 27% annualized returns on their investment in Le Travenues Technology Ltd, the operator of ixigo, according to an analysis done by data intelligence platform VCCircle based on estimated equity valuation from the IPO. Ixigo filed draft papers for the share sale on Friday.(Mint)

Elevation Capital, Sequoia Capital and Fosun Internationalthe financial investors in ixigoare set to reap bumper returns as the travel platform proceeds with its 1,600 crore initial share sale.

 with a 23.97% stake, had invested more than 64 crore in 2011. The IPO would value the investors stake at 700-760 crore, giving it an annualized return of 27-28%, the analysis showed. To be sure, Elevation is looking to sell shares worth up to 550 crore in the IPO, making a partial exit.


For Sequoia, the IPO will multiply its five-year-old investment by about 7.5 times, valuing it at about 500 crore. Venture capital investor Sequoia, which had invested about 67 crore back in 2016, holds about 16% stake and will get more than 50% annualized return as per the IPO pricing.

The IPO will also bump up Chinese conglomerate Fosun33.5 crore investment in 2017 by 3.5 times to more than 115 crore, an annualized return of about 33%.

Sequoia and Elevation did not respond to queries on their respective estimated returns on the investments. Fosun could not be reached.

In July, ixigo had raised 270 crore as part of a pre-IPO round led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC. This round assigned an equity valuation of about 2,900 crore to ixigo.

According to VCCircle estimates based on the equity valuation of 2,900 crore that the pre-IPO round fetched, the company could seek a post-money equity valuation of about 4,000 crore in the IPO.

Ixigo was founded by Aloke Bajpai, Dharmendra Yashovardhan and Rajnish Kumar in 2007. The company, which swung to report net profits in the last fiscal year for the first time, made some acquisitions ahead of the IPO to expand its business and become more attractive to investors.