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Ant-Backed Digital Payments Firm Paytm Files for $2.2 Billion IPO in Mumbai

By Ding Yi / Jul 19, 2021 08:00 PM / Business & Tech

Ant Group-backed digital payments company Paytm is planning to raise as much as 166 billion rupees ($2.2 billion) in a Mumbai IPO, according to a prospectus filed on Friday.

The Delhi-based company, which counts Alibaba-affiliated Ant Group as its biggest financial supporter, said that it will issue new shares worth 83 billion rupees and offer for sale shares worth another 83 billion rupees held by existing shareholders.

Aside from general corporate purposes, proceeds from the IPO will go towards expanding its payment network and investing in new business initiatives, acquisitions and partnerships, according to the prospectus.

Since its inception in 2009, Paytm has evolved into a payment gateway, e-commerce marketplace and ticketing platform. As of March 31, the platform had more than 333 million users and served over 21 million merchants, according to its prospectus.

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Contact reporter Ding Yi (yiding@caixin.com) and editor Heather Mowbray (heathermowbray@caixin.com)

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