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Three dozen firms line up Rs 35K-cr IPOs

Three dozen firms line up Rs 35K-cr IPOs


The IPO lane seems to get busier as three dozen companies have lined up initial share sale plans worth Rs 35,000 crore in the coming months, largely to fund their expansion projects and working capital requirements.

The lineup includes six state-run entities—Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency, Rail Vikas Nigam, Ircon International, Rites, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers and Mazagon Dock —as the government intends to unlock the real value of such PSUs and bring in greater accountability.

After raising record funds through IPOs in 2017, the primary markets in this year will also witness healthy fund raising activity driven by improving utilisation levels across industries and tightening of credit availability on account of poor state of affairs in banking industry,” said Munish Aggarwal, director capital market, Equirus Capital.

This year, Barbeque-Nation Hospitality, TCNS Clothing Company, Nazara Technologies and Devi Seafoods are among the 12 companies that have secured Sebi’s nod to float their public offers.

In addition, 24 companies, including Route Mobile, CreditAccess Grameen, Sembcorp Energy India, Flemingo Travel Retail and Lodha Developers are awaiting the regulator’s approval to float IPOs. Together, these companies are expected to raise about Rs 35,000 crore, merchant banking sources said.

Moreover, 15 companies, including ICICI Securities, Bandhan Bank, Hindustan Aeronautics and Mishra Dhatu Nigam have already hit the capital markets so far this year.

According to experts, the IPO market will continue to see hectic activity as over a dozen firms are awaiting Sebi’s nod to launch their public issues.

“The IPO market is buoyant for good quality company issues which are priced cautiously. There is investor appetite for companies which price their IPOs keeping money-on-table for investors,” J Kalyaniwala, vice president, investment banking, Prabhudas Lilladher said.

The year 2017 saw 36 companies collectively raising a record over Rs 67,000 crore through their respective initial share-sales. The previous high being in 2010 when Rs 37,535 crore was garnered.

Experts said that proactive regulatory environment coupled with uplifted investor sentiment has helped the IPO market.

Source: mydigitalfc
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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