A drought in India’s initial public offerings may be easing with companies preparing to tap a stock that is buoyant after investors piled into two recent sales.
A number of firms — including a drugmaker to a jeweler — will probably test investor demand throughout the next months that are few helping revive fundraising through first-time sales from the lowest in four years.
While Hong Kong and Asia have seen a flurry of new listings amid numerous liquidity, task in India is seen picking up after IPOs from Happiest Minds Technology Ltd. and Route Mobile Ltd. week that is last hordes of investors keen to bet on companies expected to achieve from fast adoption of digital services.
“The primary market is a preferred way to play new ideas and that is the reason there is a rush for public offers,” said Mangesh Ghogre, executive director plus the head of equity capital markets at Nomura Asia. “Investors believe there’s upside in the main market.”
That belief prompted investors to bid for Happiest Minds 151 times over, making it surely one of India’s most successful IPOs of the decade. Route Cellphone, a cloud infrastructure provider, was oversubscribed 73 times. The product sales really are an area that is bright a market that’s seen little over $2 billion being raised from IPOs in 2020, the smallest amount of for the period since 2016, information compiled by Bloomberg show.
A spinoff is roofed by the IPO pipeline of Gland Pharma Ltd. by Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co. that may raise as much as $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter. Kalyan Jewellers India Ltd., Computer Age Management Services, UTI resource Management Co., Angel Broking Ltd. and the Commodity that is nationwide and Exchange Ltd. will also be seeking to list, based on PRIME Database.
“Investors are seeking exciting stories that have an edge and can capitalize on the interruption that is present” said Amitabh Malhotra, head of investment banking at HSBC Asia. “We are seeing mid-cap that is well-governed arrive at the market across follow-on placements and IPOs.” A drought in India’s initial public offerings may be easing with companies.