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​India’s IPO space gets crowded as SEBI brings fresh reforms

​India’s IPO space gets crowded as SEBI brings fresh reforms
IndiaSmallbusiness2 min read

Almost 30 companies have queued up for Initial Public Offering(IPO) to expand their business, meet working capital requirements and repay loans. At least 19 of them have already got green light from market regulator SEBI to launch IPOs, while draft IPO papers of eight firms are "under process" and may be cleared soon.

Also, companies like GVK Group's airport business arm, GVK Airport Developers and staffing and training company TeamLease Services are expected to file their respective draft papers with Sebi soon.

GVK Airport Developers is estimated to raise Rs 3,000 crore via IPO while TeamLease Services plans to mop up Rs 500 crore through its public offer.

Maharashtra-based Navkar Corp will hit the capital market next week to raise Rs 600 crore through its initial share sale plan and infrastructure firm Dilip Buildcon is also expected to launch its Rs 650-crore IPO this month.

At a time when the regulator SEBI has announced a slew of fresh reforms on the IPO front, including halving the listing period to six days and making the application process for investors entirely cheque-free, this comes as an instant consequence.

A majority of the companies that have approached Sebi are mid-sized and are looking to raise between Rs 200 crore to Rs 3,000 crore.

As per a PTI news report, as many as 24 companies have filed their draft papers to float IPOs, since the beginning of 2015. In the same period, the regulator has given approval to 25 firms to launch their initial share sale plans, some of which were pending from the previous year.

So far in 2015, 10 companies have mobilised about Rs 4,700 crore through IPOs, higher than funds raised in the preceding two years.

In comparison, a total of six IPOs had hit the market in 2014 and together garnered just Rs 1,261 crore while in 2013, three companies raked in Rs 1,284 crore through initial share sale plans.

Among forthcoming IPOs, InterGlobe Aviation, which runs budget carrier IndiGo, is eyeing Rs 2,500 crore, Coffee Day Enterprises plans to raise Rs 1,150 crore and RBL Bank -- formerly known as Ratnakar Bank -- looks to mop up at least Rs 1,100 crore.

Others in the queue include Matrix Cellular, Catholic Syrian Bank, Alkem Laboratories, S H Kelkar & Company, Amar Ujala Publications, Infibeam Incorporation, AGS Transact Technologies, Numero Uno Clothing and Paranjape Schemes (Construction).