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移动支付巨头Mobikwik获新一轮股权融资

本周,印度移动支付巨头Mobikwik宣布获得了一笔股权投资,投资方为Bajaj Finance,具体金额并未对外披露。后者已经将手中所持的股份从10.83%提升到了12.60%。截止目前,该公司融资总金额已经达到约1.15亿美元。

据悉,此前Mobikwik曾与多家新晋投资方进行了接洽,希望以10亿美元的估值募集约1亿美元新一轮融资,但就目前情况来看,似乎结果并不乐观。本次投资交易中,Mobikwik的公司估值出现大幅下滑,只有大约2.79亿美元。

另一方面,本次投资主要用于支持Mobikwik拓展现有业务,帮助他们为旗下金融服务用户开发前端应用程序,让他们能够获得“一站式”解决方案,轻松使用借记卡和贷记卡支出交易。现阶段,Mobikwik公司表示旗下已经拥有15万家直联商户和超过5500万名用户,该公司的其他投资方包括红杉资本,Net1,Tree Line Asia,思科投资,美国运通和联发科。

Bajaj Finance Ltd’s stake in MobiKwik will increase to 12.60% from the 10.83% agreed earlier after the mobile wallet company’s valuation fell.

The non-banking finance company had, in August last year, agreed to acquire a stake in One MobiKwik Systems Pvt. Ltd for about Rs 225 crore ($35.4 million then) by buying 10 equity shares and 271,050 compulsorily convertible cumulative preference shares.

After conversion of the preference shares, Bajaj Finance was expected to hold a 10.83% stake in MobiKwik on a fully diluted basis. This would have valued the mobile wallet company at Rs 2,077 crore ($327 million).

However, on Monday, Bajaj Finance said in a stock-exchange filing that its stake will increase due to a change in the conversion price of the preference shares. It added that it will not invest any additional amount in MobiKwik.

The change in Bajaj Finance’s stake means MobiKwik is now valued around Rs 1,784 crore (about $279 million), down almost 15% from the valuation agreed last year.

“The development with respect to the change in shareholding of Bajaj Finance is the result of comprehensive business collaboration between the two companies,” a MobiKwik spokesperson said, declining to comment on the valuation.

Bajaj Finance’s investment is intended to support MobiKwik’s existing lines of businesses, develop front-end applications for users availing its financial services, and to enable its customers to have a one-stop solution for all debit and credit spends.

Last year, the mobile wallet firm was in talks with existing as well as new investors to raise about $100 million in a new round of funding at a valuation of $1 billion.

MobiKwik, which claims to have a network of more than 15 lakh direct merchants and over 55 million users, has raised about $115 million in total funds so far from Sequoia Capital, Net1, Tree Line Asia, Cisco Investments, American Express and MediaTek so far.

MobiKwik competes with the likes of Paytm and FreeCharge.

In July last year, private-sector lender Axis Bank agreed to acquire FreeCharge from struggling e-commerce firm Snapdeal for about Rs 385 crore ($60 million).

Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led wallet firm Paytm pivoted to a payments bank, which went live in May 2017.


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