The Internet store “Ozon” is getting ready to a new round of investments. The retailer intends to attract $100M for logistics development and consolidation of the e-commerce market in three spheres, where work companies of the Internet-Holding, - these are goods, tourist services and facilities. The Fund of direct investments “Baring Vostok Capital Partners”, which is the main investor of the “Ozon”, does not exclude IPO of the retailer in two-three years.
According to “Kommersant”, the “Ozon.ru” has given mandate to the bank “Morgan Stanley” for conduction of the regular investment round. They specify in the “Ozon”, that nowadays is the best time for investments attraction. According to the results of the first half of the year 2013, the company’s turnover increased 50% up to 10,7B RUB, increases Internet-audience in Russia, and the market of e-commerce still is fragmented, explains the “Ozon”. The company could not inform when the deal can be ended.
The Holding “Ozon” contains the similar online-retailer, shoes store “Sapato.ru”, tourist site “Ozon.travel”, delivery system, “O-Courier” and the company on creation of Internet-stores “eSolutions”. The declared profitability in 2012 from goods and services sales is 7,77B RUB (increase 63% by 2011). Besides the BVCP shareholders of the “Ozon” are, particularly, “ru-Net Ltd”, “Index Ventures”, “Holtzbrinck”, “Fast Lane Ventures” and Japanese Internet-retailer “Rakuten”.