(Bloomberg) -- FSN E-Commerce Ventures, the formal entity that operates Indian beauty startup Nykaa, got about 60 times more bids from anchor investors than it intended to sell in its initial public offering, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
The Mumbai-based firm received bids worth about 1.5 trillion rupees ($20 billion) from large funds compared with almost 24 billion rupees ($320 million) offered, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. The Government of Singapore was the single largest of the lot, subscribing to 2.6% of the anchor book, followed by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board with 2.4% and Tiger Global with 2.3%, while Fidelity funds bought a combined 6.3%, according to an exchange filing from Nykaa late Wednesday.
The interest follows one of the world’s most blistering stock-market rallies this year, as a string of consumer-tech unicorns line up to list on India’s public markets. Paytm, the digital payments firm backed by China’s Ant Group Co., opens its share sale Nov. 8 in what will be the nation’s biggest IPO so far.
Nykaa’s $711 million IPO will catapult founder Falguni Nayar into India’s rarefied league of billionaire women. A representative for Nykaa didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Public subscription runs Oct. 28 through Nov. 1, with trading expected to start Nov. 11. The anchor bids were received at 1,125 rupees a share, top of the company’s target range of 1,085-1,125 rupees.
BofA Securities India Ltd., Morgan Stanley, Kotak Mahindra Capital Co. are among bankers to the sale.
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