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SoftBank-Backed Oyo Said to Weigh 50% Smaller IPO as Markets Sag

  • The lodging startup may also decide to suspend its India IPO
  • Investors enthusiasm for stock market debuts is waning rapidly
An Oyo hotel in Tokyo.

An Oyo hotel in Tokyo.

Photographer: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg
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Oyo, the high-profile affordable lodging startup that filed for an initial public offering last year, is considering slashing its fundraising target by half or even shelving the debut, according to people familiar with the matter.

Faced with headwinds including slumping stock markets, Oyo-operator Oravel Stays Ltd. could clip its Indian IPO from the nearly $1 billion initially sought to half that, the people said, declining to be identified discussing internal matters. It’s considering also halving its expected valuation from the $12 billion originally targeted, they said. Oyo could even decide to suspend its IPO plans, the people said.