Indonesia’s tech firm GoTo seeks to raise $1.26-billion in local IPO

GoTo is Indonesia’s most prominent tech firm formed by ride-hailing giant Gojek and e-commerce firm PT Tokopedia. According to the company’s prospectus, the firm is looking to raise up to 17.992 trillion rupiah ($1.26-billion) through an initial public offering on the Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX), as it looks to gauge public demand for the issue.

The Jakarta-based company has set a price range of 316 to 346 rupiah apiece, where the company will sell 52 billion shares, representing 4.35% of total shares. This places the market valuation of the company as high as $28.8-billion.

GoTo’s book-building exercise will be held from March 15 to 22, 2022. GoTo’s listing on IDX is scheduled for April 4, and following the local IPO, there is expected to be an international listing.

This comes after the company has raised more than $1.3-billion in a funding round last year led by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) from investors that include Fidelity International, Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah and Primavera Capital. 

GoTo is expected to proceed with its IPO plans despite industry experts warning that the tech giant may need to lower its targets due to uncertain market conditions. 

This includes a sharp decline in tech stocks from the U.S. to China to Southeast Asia, which has battered its two main peers Sea Ltd and Grab Holdings Ltd, in recent months. 

GoTo posted gross revenue of $1-billion and a gross transaction value (GTV) of $28.8 billion in the 12 months ended September. The company has more than 14-million registered merchants and 2.5-million registered drivers as of September 2021.

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