Global private equity buyout funds Carlyle, KKR, Blackstone, Bain, TA Associates and Warburg Pincus are looking to buy a controlling stake in India’s leading mattress maker Kurlon. Motilal Oswal PE (MOPE) invested Rs 90 crore or $13.5 million in Kurlon valuing it at around Rs 1,000 crore in September 2015.
After the successful listing of Kurlon’s peer company, Sheela Foams, the valuation in the segment has been rich and hence investors want to cash in on that. Sheela Foams that sells the Sleepwell brand of mattresses and was listed in 2016. Its shares have almost doubled since listing.