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Paytm's 75% share slump is world's worst for large IPOs in a decade

Paytm's stock price dive is the steepest first-year slide globally among IPOs that raised at least the same amount since Spain's Bankia SA's 82% drop in 2012

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One 97 Communications Ltd., the operator of India’s largest digital-payments provider known as Paytm, has capped the worst first-year share plunge among large IPOs over the past decade -- and the pain is worsening. 
 
The company, whose founder compared its challenges to those faced by Tesla Inc. shortly after the listing, has seen its stock erase 75% of its market value one year after its $2.4 billion offering, the largest on record at the time in India. The dive is the steepest first-year slide globally among IPOs that raised at least the same amount since Spain’s Bankia SA’s 82% drop

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First Published: Nov 24 2022 | 10:53 AM IST

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