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Reasons Why Investing in an IPO is a Good Idea

The main reason that a company lists its stock is to raise funds. The money that the company raises is used for several purposes. It is like the salary you earn every month. You might portion it out for rent, household expenses, groceries etc, and save some for investments. The same way, a company portions out proceeds from an IPO for various purposes.
When those needs of the company are met, it will ensure that its growth and profit is also achievable and on track. This offers the investor several benefits. Let’s look at a few reasons why investing in an IPO is a good idea.

Reasons to Invest in IPO.

Listing Gains

One of the main advantages of investing in an IPO is the gain on listing day. Companies get their stock valued and mention a price in their offer document. As an investor, you can apply for a particular number of shares at that price. Say, you receive your shares and the company opens at a price higher than the offer price. You can then procure huge gains. If the price on the day the shares are traded is higher than the price you paid for the shares when you applied for the IPO, it is called a listing gain.

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IPOs give Small Retailers a Fair Chance

The Securities Exchange Board of India, (Sebi) has made several rules and norms to ensure that small retailers get a fair chance of allocation of shares in an IPO. A small investor might not get this chance to buy shares in the secondary market.

Stringent IPO Norms

In order to protect the retail investor, IPO markets are now more professional and safer. The prospectus which the company provides to investors lists the company’s performance, financials, risks, growth and future plans. This gives the investor enough information to process before making a decision.

Greater Transparency

When you invest in a company’s IPO and are allocated shares, you are said to be a shareholder. The founders of the company have to now take steps to keep you invested in their company. They now have goals to reach a particular level of profit that they have promised their investors and analysts. They know that the stock price will rise or fall, depending on how their company performs.


Sebi has developed a process called application, supported by blocked amounts for IPOs. This ensures that money is debited from your account only after the shares are allotted to you on listing. This money continues to be in your account, earning interest till the allotment day. This might not be the case if you have to buy them in the secondary market.

Additional Read: Apply for IPO without a Demat Account

Part of the Company since Inception

When you are with a company from its early days, you have a chance to receive rapid profits from the start and over a continuous period of time. This can increase your wealth in the long-run.

Decision-making Authority

Since you have invested money in the company, you procure voting rights to decide on the way the company is operated. Assume a company that you have invested in announces in their annual general meeting that they are going to move in a direction that might impact its profitability. You, as a shareholder, have the right to vote against such a decision.


Many investors are lured by IPOs based on the advantages listed above. But how an IPO performs is completely dependent on market sentiment on that particular day. Even global factors impact the chances of you making listing gains or not. While some IPOs go down in history as the most profitable, there are many that open with a bang and then fizzle out when they cannot keep up to market expectations.

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