"BSE is specifically in the process of completing all the formalities. As and when the approval will be obtained, the IPO will come," BSE Managing director and CEO Ashishkumar Chauhan said at an Assocham event here. He attributed the delay in going public to the time taken in completing the formalities and denied that the market being not conducive for the public issue has anything to do with the delay.
However, he declined to give any timeline for the exchange's IPO hitting the market. Chauhan, however, did not divulge the details of the issue, saying the investment bankers will decide on the pricing and issue size.
According to sources, BSE is seeking an offering that would value it at about Rs 4,000-5,000 crore. The IPO could fetch Rs 800-1,000 crore, they added. Last December, BSE had appointed 14 merchant bankers for the IPO and had said it was planning to hit the market by the end of next year.
BSE will be the second bourse to get listed after Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) made its debut in March 2012.