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What is an IPO?

Without getting into a lot of technical details, let us understand what an Initial Public Offering or IPO means in very simplistic terms. Let us say that there is a Company A, which is doing well, and wants to raise money for further expansion.

Subject to fulfilling all conditions laid down by the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the company can raise money by issuing fresh shares to the public and also to select investment banks, mutual funds and institutions.

The fresh issue of capital at a share price would be determined by the merchant bankers and the company. Thus when shares are issued to the public, the company will than get its shares listed and become a full-fledged company. The process of listing a company by offering shares to various categories of investors is called an IPO.

List of New and Upcoming IPOs in India - Issue Profiles

Company Issue Type Offer Price (₹) NSE Current Price (₹) BSE Current Price (₹) Issue Open - Close
August 2016
S P Apparels Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale (Book Building) 268.00 0.00 0.00 Aug 02, 2016 Aug 04, 2016
July 2016
Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. Offer For Sale(Book Building) 710.00 679.90 0.00 Jul 11, 2016 Jul 13, 2016
June 2016
Mahanagar Gas Ltd. Offer For Sale(Book Building) 421.00 506.35 0.00 Jun 21, 2016 Jun 23, 2016
Yash Chemex Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 23.00 0.00 0.00 Jun 07, 2016 Jun 10, 2016
Shanti Educational Initiatives Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale 90.00 0.00 90.55 Jun 01, 2016 Jun 06, 2016
May 2016
United Polyfab Gujarat Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 45.00 42.00 0.00 May 25, 2016 May 30, 2016
Parag Milk Foods Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale (Book Building) 215.00 325.65 230.55 May 04, 2016 May 11, 2016
Sagardeep Alloys Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 20.00 20.00 0.00 May 04, 2016 May 09, 2016
Parag Milk Foods Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale (Book Building) 227.00 325.65 230.55 May 04, 2016 May 06, 2016
Darshan Orna Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 60.00 0.00 60.00 May 02, 2016 May 11, 2016
April 2016
Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale (Book Building) 210.00 528.35 391.10 Apr 28, 2016 May 02, 2016
Bajaj Healthcare Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale 170.00 0.00 173.80 Apr 27, 2016 May 02, 2016
Thyrocare Technologies Ltd. Offer For Sale(Book Building) 10.00 563.15 600.20 Apr 27, 2016 Apr 29, 2016
Thyrocare Technologies Ltd. Offer For Sale(Book Building) 446.00 563.15 600.20 Apr 27, 2016 Apr 29, 2016
Ghushine Fintrrade Ocean Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 10.00 0.00 8.00 Apr 25, 2016 Apr 27, 2016
Equitas Holdings Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale (Book Building) 110.00 200.90 172.05 Apr 05, 2016 Apr 07, 2016
March 2016
Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 39.00 0.00 41.00 Mar 31, 2016 Apr 06, 2016
Lancer Container Lines Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 12.00 0.00 15.75 Mar 31, 2016 Apr 05, 2016
Sysco Industries Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 10.00 0.00 22.30 Mar 31, 2016 Apr 05, 2016
Ruby Cables Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 50.00 0.00 47.00 Mar 30, 2016 Apr 05, 2016
Franklin Leasing & Finance Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 15.00 0.00 15.00 Mar 30, 2016 Apr 05, 2016
Nintec Systems Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 10.00 0.00 11.95 Mar 29, 2016 Apr 06, 2016
CHD Chemicals Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 11.00 0.00 8.72 Mar 21, 2016 Mar 23, 2016
Infibeam Incorporation Ltd. Public Issue (Book Building) 432.00 692.60 589.55 Mar 21, 2016 Mar 23, 2016
Umiya Tubes Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 10.00 0.00 28.05 Mar 18, 2016 Mar 22, 2016
Bharat Wire Ropes Ltd. Public Issue (Book Building) 45.00 44.00 43.60 Mar 18, 2016 Mar 22, 2016
Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale (Book Building) 218.00 203.55 182.35 Mar 16, 2016 Mar 18, 2016
Khemani Distributors & Marketing Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 100.00 0.00 100.00 Mar 16, 2016 Mar 18, 2016
HEC Infra Projects Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 100.00 475.00 0.00 Mar 10, 2016 Mar 18, 2016
Wealth First Portfolio Managers Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 50.00 50.50 0.00 Mar 10, 2016 Mar 18, 2016
Wealth First Portfolio Managers Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 50.00 50.50 0.00 Mar 10, 2016 Mar 10, 2016
Relicab Cable Manufacturing Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 20.00 0.00 20.75 Mar 09, 2016 Mar 14, 2016
February 2016
Hi-Tech Pipes Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 50.00 101.80 0.00 Feb 15, 2016 Feb 19, 2016
K P Energy Ltd. Public Issue (Book Building) 70.00 0.00 107.00 Feb 15, 2016 Feb 17, 2016
Sylph Education Solutions Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 12.00 0.00 9.03 Feb 10, 2016 Feb 15, 2016
Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale (Book Building) 321.00 280.15 262.25 Feb 08, 2016 Feb 10, 2016
Vidli Restaurants Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 10.00 0.00 27.25 Feb 03, 2016 Feb 05, 2016
TeamLease Services Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale (Book Building) 850.00 1,050.55 906.15 Feb 02, 2016 Feb 04, 2016
January 2016
Ganga Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 15.00 0.00 12.42 Jan 29, 2016 Feb 11, 2016
Ganga Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 15.00 0.00 12.42 Jan 29, 2016 Feb 09, 2016
Precision Camshafts Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale 186.00 131.35 135.45 Jan 27, 2016 Jan 29, 2016
Ganga Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 15.00 0.00 12.42 Jan 21, 2016 Feb 03, 2016
Blueblood Ventures Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 50.00 0.00 50.00 Jan 21, 2016 Jan 29, 2016
Blueblood Ventures Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 50.00 0.00 50.00 Jan 21, 2016 Jan 27, 2016
December 2015
Fourth Dimension Solutions Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 30.00 67.40 0.00 Dec 30, 2015 Jan 07, 2016
OFS Technologies Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 25.00 0.00 13.00 Dec 28, 2015 Dec 31, 2015
Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd. Offer For Sale(Book Building) 250.00 289.80 316.60 Dec 17, 2015 Dec 21, 2015
Suncare Traders Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 64.00 0.00 28.00 Dec 15, 2015 Dec 18, 2015
Alkem Laboratories Ltd. Offer For Sale(Book Building) 1,050.00 1,535.80 1,389.30 Dec 08, 2015 Dec 10, 2015
Dr. Lal Pathlabs Ltd. Offer For Sale(Book Building) 550.00 961.75 955.85 Dec 08, 2015 Dec 10, 2015
November 2015
Navigant Corporate Advisors Ltd. Offer for Sale ( Fixed Price ) 14.00 0.00 6.00 Nov 30, 2015 Dec 07, 2015
October 2015
Perfect Infraengineers Ltd. Public Issue (Fixed Portion) 23.00 18.65 0.00 Oct 30, 2015 Nov 04, 2015
S H Kelkar & Company Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale (Book Building) 180.00 253.20 212.90 Oct 28, 2015 Oct 30, 2015
InterGlobe Aviation Ltd. Public Cum Offer for Sale (Book Building) 765.00 948.90 1,008.00 Oct 27, 2015 Oct 29, 2015
Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd. Public Issue (Book Building) 328.00 246.30 252.65 Oct 14, 2015 Oct 16, 2015

There are many advantages of an IPO. Some of these include:

1) Listing of shares

One of the biggest advantages of an IPO, is that the promoters can get their shares listed. The shares begin to trade on the exchanges after all the listing and other agreements are complied with.The shares would than trade like all other listed companies.

2) Raising Capital

Another advantage of an IPO is that it allows you to raise capital. Say a company has tried to raise money through banks and institutions, but there are limitations there. It can than use the Initial Public Offer Route. However, it has to clearly specify in the offer document how the money raised from the public will be utilized.

3) Compliance in an IPO

In all cases there has to be transparency and abiding with the provisions of guidelines by the Securities and Exchange Board of India, RBI, exchanges and various other authorities. Do feel free to browse our website for all details on forthcoming IPOs and terms that you may not be familiar with in an Initial Public Offering.

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