Money raised through public issues in 2016 so far is three fold higher compared to the same period in 2015. As many as 21 companies have debuted on the bourses so far raising Rs 19,379.09 crore, an increase of around 205% compared to last year when 15 companies raised Rs 6,346.02 crore, data compiled from Prime Data base shows. During the same period in 2014, four companies raised Rs 4,029 crore.
Of the issues that hit the primary markets in 2016, the Rs 6,000-crore initial public offering (IPO) of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, a subsidiary of ICICI Bank, was the biggest. This is followed by the issue of small finance bank, Equitas Holdings which raised around Rs 2,000 crore. Punjab National Bank’s (PNB) subsidiary firm, PNB Housing Finance will hit the primary market on Oct 25,the company is expected to raise Rs 3,000 crore in a price band of Rs 750 – Rs 775.
According to data compiled from the website of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), draft documents of as many as 10 companies are under process of receiving the market regulator’s approval for their public issues. Among the companies whose issues are yet to receive Sebi’s approval include Aster DM Healthcare, Avenue Supermarts, Security &Intelligence Services (India) and Continental Warehousing Corporation. The IPOs of these companies are expected between Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,000 crore.
On the other hand, as many as 15 companies have received Sebi’s approval for their public issues which are expected to raise around Rs 4,800 crore. Of the issues, the Rs 1,000 crore IPO of pharma company Laurus Labs is the biggest issue followed by real estate firm Paranjape Schemes whose issue is expected to raise Rs 600 crore.