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IndiGo Co-Founder Gangwal Raises $820 Million in Block Sale

A co-founder of IndiGo, India’s biggest airline, is seeking to raise up to $795 million from selling his stock, which would be the largest block sale in the country since 2019.

Co-founder Rakesh Gangwal is offering as many as 22.5 million shares of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., the owner of Indigo, at a floor price of 2,925 rupees each.
Co-founder Rakesh Gangwal is offering as many as 22.5 million shares of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., the owner of Indigo, at a floor price of 2,925 rupees each.

A co-founder of India’s biggest airline IndiGo raised about $820 million from selling part of his holding, in the largest block equity sale in the country since 2019.

Rakesh Gangwal sold 22.5 million shares of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., the owner of Indigo, at 3,015.10 rupees per share, according to the terms of the deal seen by Bloomberg News. The number of shares on sale was increased from the 12.75 million initially expected and the final price was above the floor indication of 2,925 rupees each. 

Gangwal is cashing in with the stock trading near a record high, as a rapidly growing retail investor base and strong corporate earnings drive demand for Indian equities. It’s the fourth time within two years that the co-founder has tapped investors through a block sale of IndiGo shares, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are placement agents.

The stock was up 2% as of 11:25 a.m. in Mumbai, extending its gain this year to 6.5%. IndiGo shares surged 48% last year.

(Updates with final details of the share offering)

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