IPO Listing 2021
Indian markets saw more than 16 IPOs in the year 2020, with many big names across sectors going public. This, despite the very obvious economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns that followed. Even as economic activity across the country took a hit, many companies still went ahead and filed for an initial public offering (IPO). What's more, there were some companies that saw exceptional subscription from investors.
Among the most talked-about IPOs of 2020 were the likes of SBI Cards, Happiest Minds Technologies, CAMS, Route Mobile, Burger King and Chemcon Specialty, among many others. This year is no different, with a lot of major brands and companies looking to go public.
IPOs already listed in 2021
There are some companies that have already hit the exchanges this year. These include Stove Kraft, RailTel, Kalyan Jewellers, Nazara Tech, Barbeque Nation, Lodha Developers and Suryoday Small Finance Bank, to name a few.
Some upcoming IPOs in 2021
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India: The much-anticipated LIC IPO is the first name that comes to mind when trying to list upcoming IPOs this year. While the proposed mega-listing was initially scheduled for FY2021, it was pushed to FY2022 and expected to debut in the third quarter of the current financial year.
Bajaj Energy: One of the largest private thermal power generation firm in India, the company had filed the papers for its Rs 5,450 crore IPO with SEBI about 2 years back. It is also eyeing a 2021 public listing.
Nykaa: Beauty products and cosmetic e-tailer Nykaa, a startup founded by investment banker Falguni Nayar in 2021, is looking to debut on the bourses. The cosmetic e-tailer will be the first company in its segment to go public. The finer details of the issue are not yet public.
Zomato: Food delivery startup Zomato, a key player in the Indian food delivery segment, has been in the news in relation to its much-awaited $1 billion IPO this year. Ahead of its much-talked-about IPO, the company also transitioned from a private entity to a public limited company.
Policybazaar: Another name that may join the 2021 IPO season is that of online insurance player Policybazaar. As per reports, the company may file to go public soon, possibly sometime next month.
What is an IPO?
An initial public offering or IPO is the process by which a private company's shares are sold to the general public for the first time, Thereafter, the company becomes a public entity, its shares get listed on the stock exchanges and it can be freely traded in the markets.
Why do companies go for an IPO?
There can be a number of reasons why a company may choose to go public. One of the most common reasons is to raise fresh capital for business operations. Some companies may also use the funds raised to clear their existing debt. At times, a company also files for an IPO to give its early investors and exit route.
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