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MobiKwik to delay planned IPO, says CEO after Paytm's dismal market debut

Indian payments firm MobiKwik has delayed its plans to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO) of shares this month, its CEO said

MobiKwik | Paytm | share market

Sankalp Phartiyal | Reuters  |  New Delhi 


Indian payments firm has delayed its plans to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO) of shares this month, its CEO said on Tuesday, in an anticipated move following the dismal market debut of larger rival earlier this month.

Bajaj Finance-backed will go public "when we feel we are going to have a successful IPO", founder and CEO Bipin Preet Sigh told Reuters, adding his firm has a year from October, when it received regulatory approval, to launch an IPO.

Shares in larger payments rival plummeted this month following their debut and are down more than 30% below its issue price of 2,150 per share, as investors have questioned both the company's steep valuation and its business model.

Bankers and analysts had warned that Paytm's dismal showing would put a damper on future offerings after the mega IPO ranked among the worst-performing in Indian history. Some suggested - a direct rival to in India's ultra-competitive payments space - would be among the first to see its IPO prospects impacted.


(Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal; Editing by Euan Rocha)

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First Published: Tue, November 23 2021. 12:28 IST