The IPO of Kaspi.kz, one of the region’s leading banking and fintech companies has contributed to the capital market development, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during the recent meeting with representatives of foreign investment companies.
Kaspi.kz became the most expensive publicly traded Kazakh company after it listed its shares on the London Stock Exchange in October 2020. Its total deal size of the offering ranged between $742 million and $879 million, the company sold $1 million of its shares with a market capitalization of $6.5 billion. Currently, the capitalization of Kaspi.kz already exceeds $20 billion.
Kaspi.kz operates on three platforms including a marketplace, a fintech platform and a payment system.
According to the company’s financial report, its total revenue reached 647.6 tenge million, equivalent to a 41 percent year-over-year increase for the nine months of 2021.
This year, Kaspi.kz launched the Express Delivery service up to three hours express delivery service and Kaspi Postomat self-service locker network to the Kaspi Smart Logistics Platform. The platform delivers 52 percent of orders within 48 hours, almost entirely free for the consumer.
Co-founder and CEO of Kaspi.kz Mikhail Lomtadze (photo L) said that Kazakhstan has made unprecedented progress in innovation and creation of fintech products at the Nov. 15 Congress of Finance Leaders.
“These products improve the life of Kazakh people. Kaspi.kz is the driver of innovation not only in Kazakhstan, but also is an example of successful super app strategy for many other companies in other markets. Kaspi.kz company was founded in Kazakhstan and our team does all the developments in Kazakhstan,” said Lomtadze.
People do not use cash, purchase goods online, execute payments without commissions, and register cars using Kaspi.kz Super app. “The uniqueness of our business is that we provide many services integrated in one app,” Lomtadze explained in a recent presentation. “Some 11 million people use Kaspi.kz Super app and 6 million customers visit the app daily. Only Chinese WeChat has higher ratio of daily to monthly users.”
Users can pay without commissions for more than 5,000 services and purchase more than 1.2 million products on the marketplace. The Kaspi.kz marketplace has more than 80,000 partners. “Most of them are small and medium-sized businesses that Kaspi.kz helps sell both online and in retail stores. We also provide loans for business development. This is a priority product for us,” added Lomtadze.
The major shareholders of Kaspi.kz are the leading private equity firm Baring Vostok Funds (29 percent), Vyacheslav Kim (24 percent), and Lomtadze (23 percent).