Matrimony.com Limited is India`s leading consumer Internet Company. It is a signature consumer internet conglomerate, managing marquee brands such asBharatMatrimony, CommunityMatrimony and EliteMatrimony. BharatMatrimony is considered the largest and most trusted matrimony brand which has also established a considerable retail presence with over 135 self-owned retail outlets across India. The company delivers matchmaking and marriage related services to users in India and the Indian diaspora through its websites, mobile sites and mobile apps complemented by on-the-ground network in India. The Company has pioneered several new business models such as MatrimonyPhotography, MatrimonyBazaar, MatrimonyMandaps, and CommunityMatrimony, a consortium of over 300 community matrimony websites.
As one of the first companies to provide online matchmaking services in India, it believes that it has an early mover advantage among consumers seeking online matchmaking services. As on 30 September 2018, the company had a large database of profiles comprising 3.57 million active profiles.
Matrimony.com Limited was incorporated as a private limited company with the name `Matrimony Services.com Private Limited` on July 13, 2001 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In 2002, the company launched Mega Swayamvaram`, the then largest matrimony meet in the world.
The name of the company was changed to `Bharatmatrimony.com Private Limited` on December 15, 2003 to reflect the main brand of the Company. In 2006, the company received funding from Canaan VII Mauritius, Overture Services Europe BV, Draper Investment Company LLC and Hartenbaum Revocable Trust U/A/D 02/03/06. The name of the Company was further changed to `Consim Info Private Limited` on September 27, 2007 to expand and diversify the business of the Company to include other consumer services over the internet and mobile. In 2008, the company received funding from Mayfield XII, Mauritius, Canaan VII Mauritius, Overture Services Europe BV, Draper Investment Company LLC and Hartenbaum Revocable Trust U/A/D 02/03/06. During the year under review, the company launched EliteMatrimony.com, an exclusive match making services for premium customers.
In 2009, the company launched CommunityMatrimony.com, a consortium of various matrimony portals comprising community matrimony sites catering to the needs of various communities based on religion, caste and other exclusive categories. In 2010, the company launched AssistedMatrimony.com which provides personalized matchmaking services through relationship managers to subscribed users.
In 2011, the company received third round of funding from Canaan VII Mauritius and Mayfield XII, Mauritius. During the year under review, Yahoo! Netherlands BV (formerly Overture Services Europe BV) sold its investment in the company to Bessemer India Capital Holdings II Ltd., Mayfield XII, Mauritius and Canaan VII Mauritius. In 2012, the company featured in Guinness Book of Records for largest photo album. The name of the company was changed to `Matrimony.com Private Limited` on August 17, 2012 to align the name of the Company to the business carried out by the Company.
In 2013, the company carried out demerger of its property advisory and marketing business. The company was converted into a public company the name of the Company was changed to Matrimony.com Limited on January 2, 2015.
In 2016, the company launched MatrimonyBazaar.com to help customers in availing wedding-related services.
In 2017, the company launched MatrimonyMandaps.com, a wedding venue discovery platform, to help customers find the right venue for their wedding in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy in Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad and Secundrabad in Telangana, Bangalore in Karnataka and Kochi in Kerala.
The company came out with an initial public offer (IPO) during the period from 11 to 13 September 2017. The IPO was a combination of fresh issue of Rs 130 crore and offer for sale of upto 37.67 lakh shares from the selling shareholders. The stock debuted at Rs 985 on BSE on 21 September 2017, matching the IPO price of Rs 985 per share.
On 19 December 2017, Matrimony.com Limited informed the stock exchanges that the company has received payment from Mr Murugavel Janakiraman Promoter & Managing Director of the Company on 18th December 2017, a year before it is due, a sum of Rs 12.81 crore towards voluntary contribution of USD 2 million as per the terms of the agreement dated December 21, 2015 inter se between defendants of the litigation in USA as amended from time to time.
The Board of Directors of Matrimony.com Limited at its meeting held on 1 February 2018 approved the closure of dormant subsidiaries viz., Community Matrimony Private Ltd, MatchifyServices Private Ltd and TambulyaOnline Marketplace Private Ltd.
The Board of Directors of Matrimony.com Limited at its meeting held on 1 March 2018 approved the acquisition of secondshaadi.com, with effect from 1 March 2018 as an ongoing concern from Accentium Web Private Limited.