As earlier reported, Snapdeal is abiding a bitter situation of inner wrangle among its financial capitalist. As per a recent report, this dispute swiveled towards worst and makes it confront for a scenario where SoftBank all of sudden wiped out its investing offer of $150-200 million.
According to a source from Economic Times, the seven member board is having a rough time. Softbank owns the largest part of stake of Snapdeal and it is grappling with other two initial patrons, namely Nexus Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital.
A confidential inside source revealed that other two patrons are questioning about the future perspective and motive of SoftBank regarding the company because they are not appreciating the development and are irritated with it. Additionally, it has come to know that “There was a term-sheet outlined around Snapdeal capital for three years that was ridiculously released within days, it conjectured about the trustworthiness of SoftBAnk that has determined for selling the company”.
Shareholders of Jasper’s Board
SoftBank owned two seats alone while Nexus and Kalaari each have one individually on Snapdeal’s board. Moreover, Jasper’s board added three more members: Rohit Bansal and Kunal Bansal as Co-founders whereas Akhil Gupta, Bharti Enterprise wise chairman as individual director. SoftBank has a share of 33% in Jaspor’s board while nexus and kalaari individually have 6% and 8% respectively whereas both the founders collectively owned 6.5%. At the time of last funding, the company valuation was esteemed at $6.5 billion.
This is not the beginning of their disputes, in fact jasper’s board members have quiet experienced in such disputes, especially Nexus, Kaaari, and SoftBank were victims most of the time. Earlier in December, SoftBank had proposed for direct infusion of $50 million on monthly basis which would be dependent on prospective sale and profit of the company. Inspite of accepting this offer, the other two board members, Kalaari and Nexus has refused it and asked for the insurance about funding. As a result of rift, this offer also had been eradicated.
Sway of Disputes
If a new source of funds is not acquired by the company soon then the only possible option it has is to be taken over by a bigger competitor. Sources say that Softbank is already in talks with Flipkart and Paytm for the same.
In spite of fading of deals and sales, Snapdeal has acquired the top third position in online or ecommerce business in India. If its deal and sale winds up noticeably, it would have gigantic consequences for startup in Indian ecosystem as well as on the nation’s customer internet section. Reports also revealed that company is interested in launching an IPO in the later half year 2019. It would be possible that IPO won’t emerge because of scarcity of required funding and the last option residing would be merger or selling of company.