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Paper Boat Baggage INR 28 Cr From Sofina Ventures, A91 Rising Fund


The funding is part of Sequence C participated by SCI Development and Catamaran Ventures

The corporate has raised INR 30 Cr in March 2020

Paper Boat tapped into FMCG section with Indian snack this yr

Gurugram-based beverage and snack model Paper Boat has raised INR 28 Cr funding from Sofina Ventures, A91 Rising Fund I, SCI Development Funding II and Catamaran Ventures.

In line with the ministry of company affairs filling accessed by Inc42, Paper Boat’s guardian firm Hector Drinks has allotted 34,09,800 Sequence C4 Cumulative Convertible Choice Share (CCPS) at a nominal quantity of INR 25 per safety at a  premium of INR 770.47 to 4 allottees main as much as INR 28,00,00,667.

  • Sofina Ventures has picked up 2,07,425 stake for INR 16.50 Cr
  • A91 Rising Fund I has picked up 62,856 stake for INR 5 Cr
  • SCI Development Funding II has picked up 50,285 stake for INR four Cr
  • Catamaran Ventures has picked up 31,428 stake for INR 2.50 Cr

Earlier, the corporate had raised INR 20 Cr in two totally different fundings from Introduction Administration and A91 Rising Fund. Apart from this, the corporate has additionally raised INR 10 Cr in debt from Trifecta.

Based in 2010 by ex-Coca Cola executives Kakkar and Niraj Biyani, Hector Drinks initially got here up with an power drink Tzinga. Step by step, the corporate shifted its focus to fruit-based drinks with a spread of traditional Indian flavours. The corporate has efficiently recreated the favored variations of conventional Indian drinks corresponding to aam panna (uncooked mango), jaljeera (spicy, tangy lemonade) and different flavours.

Paper Boat has been common in each metros and in Tier 2, Tier three areas. Earlier this yr, the corporate additionally ventured into FMCG segments by launching India’s conventional snack peanut chikki, coconut water, sesame chikki, aam papad, amongst others in small measurement assortments.

In line with media reviews printed in 2018, Tata Group was in talks to purchase out Hector Drinks. However the firm’s cofounder Kakkar denied stating that Paper Boat is “strongly committed to building a long-term, sustainable – and most importantly – an independent business.”

Within the monetary yr 2019, Paper Boat had posted a income of INR 189.56 Cr, a 62% improve from INR 116.94 Cr in FY18. In FY19, the corporate additionally managed to marginally reduce down on losses by 1.92% to INR 59.88 Cr, from INR 61.03 Cr posted in FY18.

In line with a report by Technopak, the Indian packaged juice market is valued at $200 Mn (INR 1,100 Cr) and is projected to develop at a CAGR of 15% over the subsequent two years. Many different FMCG firms corresponding to ITC, Nestle and others have launched alternate options to Paper Boat drinks, however among the many new-age manufacturers, Uncooked Pressery is a direct competitor for Paper Boat and focuses on premium fruit drinks.




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