Mega year for equity market fund raisings

A high tide in the stock market has led to a gush of companies looking to raise cash

Published: Dec 12, 2016

The financial markets generate a lot of number on a per second basis. There are people who have made it a profession to convert this information into trends, buy-sell signals, charts and pivot tables. Over the last 18 years of financial journalism, I have realised that every number has a story to tell. And these numbers as a trend normally never lie. I am forever looking for these trends.

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24 IPOs have hit the market so far in 2016, the highest since 2011, according to Prime Database
Image: Punit Paranjpe / Reuters


India inc is taking advantage of the bull run in the stock market to raise more money. In 2016, firms raised Rs 24,653 crore from IPOs—which includes offers for sale (OFS)—the highest since 2012. Historically, a rise in the Sensex has resulted in proportionally higher funds being raised from the equity market. But in the last 10 years, the funds raised have not grown in proportion to the rally in the Sensex.

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(This story appears in the 23 December, 2016 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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