Paytm Listing: Shareholder Base, Top Investors, Locked-In Shares And More
As One97 Communications Ltd., Paytm's parent, makes its market debut on Thursday, the payments platform will have more than 10 lakh shareholders.
The company's shareholder base expanded from 6,368 prior to its Rs 18,300-crore initial public offering, according to its disclosure to exchanges. With no specified promoters, it's fully owned by public shareholders.
Paytm's Total shares
Of more than 64.8 crore total shares, 91.8% or 59.49 crore are locked in.
Paytm's large shareholders include 31 foreign companies, owning 45.57 crore shares or 70.30% of the total equity.
Non-institutional individuals, with 7.83 crore shares or 12.09% stake, come next.
Within this category, retail investors—or individual shareholders with a nominal share capital up to Rs 2 lakh—hold 1.83 crore shares. That works out to 2.83% of the company's shareholding.
High net-worth category—or individual shareholders with nominal share capital in excess of Rs 2 lakh—hold 6 crore shares or 9.26% of the total shareholding.
A total of 127 foreign portfolio investors hold 6.71 crore shares of the company, with Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Pte. owning 78.24 lakh stocks and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board holding 71.37 lakh scrips. That's 1.21% and 1.10% stake, respectively.
Paytm's initial share sale—the fourth-least subscribed in 2021 so far—comprised a fresh issue worth Rs 8,300 crore and an offer for sale worth Rs 10,000 crore. Its main investors Antfin (Netherlands) Holding BV sold shares worth Rs 4,700 crore, followed by SVF Panther (Cayman) Ltd., which sold Rs 1,689-crore worth shares. Alibaba.com Singapore ECommerce Pvt. sold shares worth Rs 785 crore and Vijay Shekhar Sharma offloaded Rs 402-crore worth shares.
Antfin (Netherlands) Holding BV held the biggest stake in the company before the IPO. It remains the single-largest shareholder with 16.14 crore shares or nearly 25% stake.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the company's founder and chief executive officer, now owns 5.76 crore shares, keeping his holding steady around 9%.