Here’s why PayTM is valued at $5 billion


Heavy investments

Another way of looking at this is Vijay Shekhar Sharma currently holds a 21.33% stake in One97, while SAIF Partners holds 30.81% share. Jack Ma-led Alibaba and Alipay collectively hold 40% in the company as Alibaba Group has invested $700 million in Paytm so far.

The Chinese e-commerce major is planning to start an e-tailing business in India early next year, and is said to be considering using PayTM’s commerce entity as the launch vehicle.

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