Sebi takes severe approach in IPO consent

March 20, 2023

New Delhi, After the Paytm’s IPO failure, Sebi has turned conservative while giving consent to the original share deals as it has returned the primary papers of half a dozen companies, including Oravel Stays, which operates hospitality chain OYO, in over two months. These companies have been asked tore-file their draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with certain updates.

piecemeal from OYO, the enterprises whose draft papers have been returned by the controller are– Go Digit General Insurance Ltd, an establishment backed by Canada-grounded Fairfax Group; home- grown mobile maker Lava International; B2B payments and services provider Paymate India; Fincare Small Finance Bank India and integrated services company BVG India, according to an analysis of data with Sebi. The six companies had filed their primary original public immolation( IPO) papers with Sebi between September 2021 and May 2022 and their papers were returned during January- March( till March 10). Together, these companies were hoping to raise at least Rs,500 crore.

Sebi has come stricter in its approach while giving its go- ahead to IPOs after investors lost their money in some of the high- profile original shares in 2021 and according to data collected by, the average time taken by the requests controller in approving an IPO in 2022 was 115 days.” After the IPO failure following the table of new age digital companies like Paytm, Zomato and Nykaa in which investors lost heavily, Sebi has tensed the blessing morals for IPOs. This is welcome and is in the interest of investors,” VK Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services, said.

still, eventually investors have to apply their minds while applying for IPOs and avoid high- priced issues, he added. One97 Dispatches, the parent reality of digital payments firm Paytm, made a disappointing debut on the bourses in November 2021. The company’s Rs18,300- crore IPO was the biggest on Dalal Street after Coal India. The digital payment establishment stock was still trading 72 per cent lower from its issue price.


Prakhar Pandey, Author and CEO of Moolaah, believes that the recent move by Sebi gives a strong communication to trafficker bankers to completely misbehave with the set of information needed to furnish the draft prospectus, and expose all material information needed well in advance, rather than a complete reverse and forth between the bankers, IPO- bound enterprises and controllers.

before, Sebi continued to give grace ages to utmost enterprises, to file their full set of biddable documents, which used to lead to a high gravidity period, as high as four months as of last time. This could lead to a big deformation in terms of the IPO price band, he added. So far this time, only nine companies have approached Sebi with their draft IPO papers amid extremely unpredictable request conditions and jittery investors’ sentiments. also, only two companies– Divgi Torqtransfer Systems and Global shells– have floated their original share deals to raise Rs 730 crore since the morning of the time, while Udayshivkumar’s Rs 66 crore- IPO is slated to open coming week.

This came after 38 companies inclusively garnered near to Rs59,000 crore through IPOs in 2022, which was much lower than Rs1.2 lakh crore mopped up by 63 companies in 2021, which was the IPO time in a decade. The overall collection in 2022 would have been much lower had it not been for the Rs20,557 crore- LIC public offer, which constituted as important as 35 per cent of the total quantum raised during the time. Investors remained jittery throughout 2022 on recessionary fears and rising interest rates amid soaring affectation.

Experts believe that some exertion on the IPO front could only be seen in the alternate half of fiscal time 2023- 24. ” A host of factors like rising interest rates, a global banking extremity, FPI exoduses, slow profitable growth, reining affectation, and certain governance issues across large pots with low earnings and high valuation multiples, are driving factors for the correction in the request.

” These challenges, formerly completely dived, is when we might see private companies hitting public requests, presumably in the alternate half of FY24, and being IPO operations at Sebi might want to stay out this period of pause, to ail these pessimistic request sentiments,” Pandey said. Considering the turbulence in the request now, only attractively priced good companies will get a good response from investors, Geojit’s Vijayakumar said.