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SoftBank-Backed Oyo to Shelve Plans for IPO in 2022, Sources Say

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Oyo Hotels, the once high-flying Indian startup, is shelving plans for an initial public offering in 2022 after a market downturn that would hurt its valuation, according to people familiar with the matter. 

The board of Oyo, formally known as Oravel Stays Ltd., talked through a change in the offering’s timing during multiple meetings last week and earlier this week after consulting with its bankers and investors, said the people, asking not to be identified because the decisions aren’t yet public. If the company picks up the process again by year end, the earliest possibility for an IPO would be in 2023, they said.