Falcon Edge Capital and RNT Capital Advisers, a joint venture between Tata and University of California Investments. The news of a possible funding came about last month when Ola received board approval to raise about $100 million. According to Ola’s filings with the Registrar of Companies, US-based hedge fund Falcon Edge invested about $62 million while UC-RNT Fund put in about $42 million. The home-grown cab aggregator has issued 495,526 shares at $210.79 per share. The shares issued are fully and compulsorily convertible, cumulative preference shares. However, this is higher than the $201.18 price at which it recently allotted shares to its largest stakeholder SoftBank to raise $260 million last month. The fresh funding comes right after recent filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, after which US-based Vanguard Group marked up the value of its investment in ANI Technologies, Ola’s parent company, to $187.5 per share as on February 28, 2017. Although Ola’s current valuation cannot be ascertained now, it can be assured that it is an upward graph as against the steep downfall of $5 billion in November 2015 to the latest estimation of $3.5 billion.
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