Bigtree Entertainment, the parent company of BookMyShow, has raised Rs 550 crore from US-based private equity firm Stripes Group. Other existing investors - Network 18, Accel Partners and SAIF Partners - also participated in the round of funding. The Economic Times reported that this would value the company at more than Rs 3,000 crore. This is BookMyShow's fourth round funding and its largest. It had raised Rs 150 crore from SAIF Partners and others in 2014. The company raised Rs 100 crore from Accel Partners in return for a minority stake in the company in August 2012. Network18 owns 39.35% in BookMyShow. Before BookMyShow raised funding from Accel Partners, Network18 held 60% in the company, in FY12. This fresh infusion of funds comes at a time when BookMyShow entered new international territories such as Indonesia. Founded in Mumbai in 1999 and re-launched in 2007,…
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