India sees 19 IPOs worth $1.84 bn in 2020 December quarter: Report
Reflecting sturdy momentum, India witnessed 19 preliminary public presents worth USD 1.84 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020 and market sentiment stays constructive in what might be a stellar 2021, based on a report. Leading consultancy EY’s India IPO Trends Report: This autumn 2020 confirmed that there have been a complete of 10 Initial Public Offers (IPOs) in the primary market and 9 in the SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) phase throughout this era.
In the most recent December quarter, there have been 19 IPOs valued at USD 1.836 billion and the biggest was that of Gland Pharma with a problem measurement of USD 869 million. There have been simply 11 IPOs in the year-ago interval.
India ranks ninth globally in phrases of the variety of IPOs in 2020 with 43 IPOs elevating USD 4.09 billion, as per the report.
“There is a strong momentum in the IPO markets, and we are seeing an increased interest from companies across sectors looking to raise capital in the near term. Additionally, companies are keenly awaiting guidelines for direct listing in overseas markets. The market sentiment remains positive for what could be a stellar 2021,” Sandip Khetan, Partner and National Leader, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) at EY India, mentioned.
During the 2020 December quarter, important markets had 10 IPOs in comparison with 5 in the identical interval a 12 months in the past.
Real property, hospitality and building and diversified industrial merchandise have been essentially the most energetic sectors (in phrases of the variety of IPOs) with three IPOs launched in every sector (together with important and SME markets), the report mentioned.
The report mentioned that in 2020, world IPO volumes continued to speed up, rising by 19 per cent to 1,363 whereas proceeds elevated 29 per cent year-on-year to a complete of USD 268 billion.
Last 12 months, IPO exercise proved resilient to the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic supported by low rates of interest and expansionary financial insurance policies, it mentioned.
“Despite a difficult 12 months, 2020 exercise in the Asia-Pacific area surpassed 2019, rising 20 per cent (822) by quantity and 45 per cent (USD 136.2 billion) by proceeds in 2020.
“In fact, the region saw the highest proceeds since 2010. Industrials led the sectors with 181 IPOs raising USD 20.8 billion in proceeds, followed by technology with 180 IPOs and USD 38.7 billion in proceeds, and materials, which saw 95 IPOs raising USD 7.4 billion,” the report mentioned.