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Interior design company HomeLane may acquire DesignCafe: Reports

The deal could take take Homelane's valuation to about Rs 3000 crore.

By  Storyboard18Feb 12, 2024 7:03 PM
Interior design company HomeLane may acquire DesignCafe: Reports
Post the acquisition, DesignCafe will operate as an independent brand, as reports indicate. Reports also suggest that HomeLane has been in talks to merge with KKR-backed Livspace. Last year in March, in order to cut costs, HomeLane had handed pink slips to some employees. (Representative Image: Claudio Schwarz via Unsplash)

DesignCafe, home interior services startup is in the process of merging with HomeLane, an interior design solutions company in a stock-swap deal.

The deal will result in the valuation of DesignCafe at about Rs 500 crore and HomeLane at about Rs 3000 crores. The development will bring about a consolidation in the home services industry amid a funding freeze in the technology industry over the past two years, ET reported.

HomeLane has raised $115 million since its inception, and DesignCafe raised $30 million. DesignCafe also raised $5 million from WestBridge Capital along with investment trust and venture debt fund Alteria Capital in March 2023.

Post the acquisition, DesignCafe will operate as an independent brand, as reports indicate. Reports also suggest that HomeLane has been in talks to merge with KKR-backed Livspace. Last year in March, in order to cut costs, HomeLane had handed pink slips to some employees.

Post the merger, the entity may consider an IPO after two years, as per repprts. In 2022, DesignCafe and HomeLane launched Qarpentri and Doowup in the entry-level segment space.

“RIGHT NOW IT'S REALLY ABOUT AWARENESS BUILDING, REMINDING FOLKS THAT WE'RE THERE”
CHAD WAETZIG
EVP, Marketing & Branding, Crunch
First Published on Feb 12, 2024 7:03 PM

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