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印度移动支付巨头FreeCharge与Mobikwik可能要合并了?

4月26日有印度媒体报道称,印度移动支付产业排名第二和第三的FreeCharge和Mobikwik正在就合并事宜展开谈判,一旦交易达成,新公司用户数量将超过目前业界排名第一的Paytm。

有消息人士透露,上述两家公司于上周开始接触,相关谈判还处于早期阶段。若此次交易达成,合并后的公司估值将在7亿-10亿美元之间,并成为印度移动支付产业的第二大平台。另外,FreeCharge和Mobikwik均以3亿美元估值合并,两公司各占45%-50%股份。

就在前几日,有消息称,Paytm的运营商One97正与软银集团就新一轮融资进行谈判,预计融资金额在12亿至15亿美元之间。本轮融资完成后,Paytm的估值将达到70亿至90亿美元。

今年2月,Paytm创始人兼CEO沙玛(Vijay Shekhar Sharma)对外表示,Paytm已经拥有两亿用户,从2016年11月8日印度政府废除就比开始,平均每天增加70万个新用户。沙玛的最新愿景是在未来四年内让5亿印度用户都是用Paytm。特别是在印度莫迪总理宣布废除旧币的两天后,Paytm有435%的流量上升,APP下载量增加了200%。在废除旧币政策实行的两个星期后,Paytm每天处理超过70亿次交易,超过了印度所有信用卡和借记卡的交易总和。

若此次合并完成,Paytm将成为新公司最大的竞争对手。

在不到一年的时间里,FreeCharg被收购股权或者股权被出售的消息不断出现。

FreeCharge是印度电商平台Snapdeal收购的在线支付平台。2015年,印度最大在线交易平台之一Snapdeal以4.5亿美元的价格收购了Freecharge。2016年,FreeCharge 的用户规模约3000万人,月交易单数3000万单。

2016年9月,FreeCharge与腾讯就投资事宜进行商谈,或从腾讯处融资1.5亿美元以发展其电子支付业务。据悉,若这一交易达成,FreeCharge的母公司Accelyst Solutions将估值超过10亿美元,腾讯方面占股10%至15%。

2016年12月,据外媒消息称,PayPal拟以2亿美元收购印度支付平台Freecharge 25%的股份。

2017年4月,在印度电商平台Snapdeal的出售事宜正在协商讨论之际,日本投资方软银还拟以1.5亿到2亿美元之间的价格出售移动支付平台Freecharge。

在印度移动支付产业中,排名第三的MobiKwik成立于2009年8月,是印度一款移动支付应用,可以满足用户的日常在线快捷支付需求,如手机充值、账单支付、网络购物等。目前该公司已与数万家商户达成合作,包括Café Coffee Day、Pizza Hut、eBay、Snapdeal、Shop Clues等。截至目前,MobiKwik公司已经进行到C轮融资,累计融资金额达1.5亿美元。2016年,MobiKwik 用户数3500万,月交易单数4500万。

值得一提的是,某中国公司表示,只有上述两家公司合并成为更大的平台才愿意投资,预计投资金额为2亿美元。

After consolidation in the online market space, it seems the turn of mobile wallets. FreeCharge plans to merge itself in an all-stock deal with MobiKwik, said sources close to the companies.

Sources say after the merger, the new entity is likely to get a top-up of $200 million (nearly Rs 1,300 crore) from a Chinese investor who is eager to make an entry into India. Also, some banks have indicated they’d be interested to invest in a merged entity.

However, it should be noted that the talks are only at an initial stage. Interestingly Sequoia Capital is a major investor in both the mobile wallet entities.

FreeCharge, part of online marketplace Snapdeal, has been on the block for some time. According to sources, Jason Kothari, recently appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of FreeCharge, has been in talks with investors in the US and China to sell it. PayPal was initially interested in putting a sizable investment in FreeCharge but the deal could not be closed.

MobiKwik has also has been, for some time, trying to raise funds. It has been on a major expansion mode and opened 13 new offices, recruiting a little more than 1,000 employees.

The company has been trying to show investors that it is a serious entity in the financial technology space. Co-founder Upasana Taku and founder-CEO Bipin Preet Singh have had meetings with investors in the US and in other countries to raise new rounds of funding.

“The talks started last week as people from MobiKwik and Freecharge met to discuss a merger. This would make them one of the largest in the market. The Chinese investor is interested in putting in around $200 mn in the merged entity as only a bigger player would be able to hold its own against Paytm,” said an informed source.

While MobiKwik said it would notcomment on the issue, FreeCharge and Snapdeal did not respond to queries.

Earlier, there was also talk of selling FreeCharge to Paytm. However, nothing much has happened on that.

According to sources, both MobiKwik and FreeCharge would be worth around $300 mn each. And, a merged entity could be valued at anything between $700 mn to $1 billion.

At present, the Vijay Shekhar Sharma-run Paytm is the biggest mobile wallet in the market, with over 200 mn users and a host of services. FreeCharge, say sector experts, was the second biggest. However, in the past year, both Snapdeal and FreeCharge have imploded and are on the block.

There is talk of a sale of Snapdeal to Flipkart being in the final stages. FreeCharge, experts said, might be sold separately if that is possible.

MobiKwik recently said it planned to invest Rs 300 crore in office expansion, technology and marketing. It wishes to grow its user base from the current 50 mn, to 150 mn, in a year. This increase would push its annual gross merchandise value (GMV) to $10 bn by the end of a year, from the current $2 bn (Rs 13,300 crore), it says.


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