Two smoking hot IPOs choke India's largest broking site Zerodha
- Investors rushed to Zerodha as two exciting IPOs— from IRFC and Indigo Paints— were open for subscription.
- CEO Nithin reportedly admitted that the systems were down for a bit, but not completely crashed.
- Zerodha has nearly 3 million users, as per data in September 2020, and is the largest institutional broker in the country.
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Furious investors complained on Twitter as the website restricted them from applying for the IPOs. Zerodha currently owns the largest share of the pie in the institutional broking industry and has nearly 3 million users, as per data in September 2020.
Zerodha’s CEO Nithin Kamath told ET that the systems were down for a bit, but not completely crashed. “Multiple tries would have worked. The IPO has a lot of people trying to apply at the same time. It is slow, but working,” he added. Business Insider reached out to Zerodha for comments but we are yet to receive a response.
Come on #zerodha. This is not the first time it's happening. Since morning the Console is down. What are you guys d… https://t.co/3gXgQomop8— Manikant (@real_manikant) 1611128077000
@Nithin0dha @zerodhaonline why I can't buy / trade in bank nifty 33000 strike this week option contract. Very bad e… https://t.co/H4RShEBgre— Ritesh (@1Riteshgupta_) 1611137187000
#zerodha completely disappointing on emergency situations. Not for the first time https://t.co/vrA29M2XPe— Kishore K (@Kishore64653096) 1611142108000
According to the Down Detector website, the outage peaked around 11:15 am and normalised around 5 pm, when the market closed for IPO subscription.
Hot bets — IRFC and Indigo Paints
Both the IPO received top recommendations from nearly all brokerages based on various factors from strong valuation to robust business growth and healthy financials. The Indigo Paints’ IPO was hot in the grey market, even before opening for public subscription. The grey market data showed that people were ready to pay a premium of ₹800-810 over the set price band of ₹1480 - ₹1490 per share.
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