OYO parent company Oravel Stays Ltd has filed a draft red herring prospectus with SEBI to launch a Rs 8,430-crore IPO. The public issue comprises fresh issuance of shares worth Rs 7,000 crore and an offer-for-sale (OFS) worth Rs 1,430 crore by existing shareholders. The company would also consider issuing shares worth up to Rs 1,400 crore in a pre-IPO placement.

The promoters of the company are Ritesh Agarwal, RA Hospitality Holdings (Cayman)) and SVF India Holdings (Cayman) Ltd. The OFS comprises selling of shares worth up to Rs 1,328 crore by SVF India Holdings, up to Rs 51.6 crore by A1 Holdings Inc, up to Rs 23.1 crore by china Lodging Holdings (HK), and up to Rs 26.7 crore by Global Ivy Ventures LLP.

Oyo has planned to utilise the net proceeds from the fresh issue towards prepayment or repayment, in part, of certain borrowings availed by the company’s subsidiaries worth Rs 2,441 crore, and towards funding organic and inorganic growth initiatives worth Rs 2,900 crore, and for general corporate purposes.

Oyo in its DRHP said that going forward, as internet penetration increases further in countries like India, it is likely to result in higher consumption and transactions across industries and categories, as has been the case in the United States.

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