Fintech agency Pine Labs is contemplating an preliminary public providing in as little as a yr, its chief government mentioned on Thursday, as the corporate made a foray into the web funds house that it sees as a multi-billion greenback alternative.
Pine Labs, which counts enterprise agency Sequoia Capital, Singapore state investor Temasek, and U.S. corporations PayPal and Mastercard amongst its backers, presents companies and instruments equivalent to stock administration and cost terminals to retailers throughout Asia and the Center East.
The corporate, headquartered on the outskirts of New Delhi, was valued at $3.5 billion after its closed a $600 million funding spherical in July.
“We are at a stage where we will want to look at an IPO option in the next 12 months’ time,” CEO Amrish Rau informed Reuters in a digital interview, declining to specify whether or not the corporate would checklist abroad and the valuation it was eyeing.
Inventory markets have hit an all-time excessive this yr, which has seen many tech startups vying to checklist publicly. Meals supply agency Zomato kicked off the startup itemizing growth earlier this yr, whereas a number of others are making ready for an IPO.
On Thursday, Pine Labs launched three on-line merchandise, together with a funds gateway and a software program growth package for smartphones underneath the identify ‘Plural’.
“In the next 18 months time I see this (online business) to be a $25 billion opportunity (annually) just for Pine Labs,” Rau mentioned.
“We have an opportunity where we can potentially double our volumes in the next two-and-a-half years’ time.”
Pine Labs’ funds enterprise, which sells to sectors together with hospitality, telecoms and electronics, clocks as much as $35 billion in revenues yearly.
The corporate was based by three engineers in 1998 to supply retail automation options to petroleum corporations. It widened its funds companies to retailers within the early 2000s.