If Mamaearth lists at Nykaa’s valuation, Shilpa Shetty’s investment will be up 700%!
“Valuation discovery is a process which will take place over time as we get into deeper conversations with investor community”. That was Mamaearth co-founder Ghazal Alagh’s response after the company faced #FinTwit’s ire for demanding a ‘sky-high, disastrous’ valuation for its public offering. Keeping Alagh’s comment aside, it is certain that Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty will be laughing all the way to the bank as her Rs 6.8 crore investment in the company will grow multi-fold. The question is by how much? Let’s assume that Mamaearth lists at Nykaa’s current market capitalisation-to-sales (or price-to-sales) valuation, given both are direct-to-consumer (D2C) companies in the beauty and personal care (BPC) space. Nykaa trades at 7.4 times P/S based on FY23 annualised sales. Honasa Consumer, parent of Mamaearth, filed its draft red herring prospectus on 29 December, 2022. It is looking to raise Rs 400 crore through a fresh issue of shares, apart from an offer for sale of around 4.7 crore shares. Source - Money Control