Stanza Residing, a managed lodging supplier in India, is within the remaining levels of sealing a deal to boost as much as $120 million in a Sequence D spherical led by an Abu Dhabi primarily based investor, two sources with data of the matter have instructed Reuters. The newest funding spherical values the corporate at about $600 million, one of many sources mentioned, up from about $300 million within the prior Sequence C spherical in 2019, including that the deal is anticipated to shut by the top of this month.
Stanza’s enterprise mannequin centres across the large market in small guesthouses – regionally referred to as PGs, quick for Paying Visitor – which offer inexpensive meals and lodging to each college students and employees migrating to the nation’s fast-growing megacities. The corporate had about 50,000 beds as of March finish 2020 with per mattress rents in cities together with Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad starting from Rs 3,000 to Rs 25,000 per 30 days.
The corporate expanded to 4 new cities final 12 months and has beforehand mentioned it goals so as to add 100,000 beds by the top of 2021. The nation’s general residential rental market was price greater than $20 billion in 2019, in accordance with some estimates.
Stanza has to this point raised $70 million from enterprise capital corporations together with Sequoia Capital, Accel Companions, Matrix Companions, Falcon Edge Capital and Fairness Worldwide. Sequoia, Matrix and Falcon Edge weren’t instantly accessible for remark.
The newest fund-raising spherical had participation from a few of the current buyers, the sources mentioned, declining to call which of them. The sources requested anonymity as a result of they weren’t licensed to speak in regards to the matter publicly. Stanza didn’t reply to a request for remark. The New-Delhi primarily based agency’s opponents in a extremely fragmented market embrace Zolo Stays and Oyo Life, amongst others.
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