Skip to main navigation

Global IPO trends 2012 - India: fresh capital to fuel growing consumerism - EY - Global

Global IPO trends 2012: Prepare early, move fast

India: fresh capital to fuel growing consumerism

  • Share
India’s IPO markets are well placed to recover, once the global economy improves.

After a solid performance in 2010, India’s IPO market was quiet last year. Worries about the global economy, receding growth and a lackluster secondary market dampened investor enthusiasm for newly listed companies; 80% of recent IPOs traded at a discount in 2011.

That affected new issues, with almost no new IPOs coming to the market. Listings worth around US$7b were either scrapped or deferred, but the IPO pipeline is strong; 91 companies have filed a draft prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

A conscious government

Steps have been taken to revive interest in the primary markets, and this government initiative should improve the situation. Foreign nationals are now allowed to invest in equities directly, with the regulator also taking steps to make the stock market more investor–friendly.

We expect such measures to help the IPO market and that once global sentiments have turned positive, the already prominent foreign institutional investment in India will be further encouraged.

The fundamentals are solid

Short–term concerns aside, the growth prospects for companies in India are good and there is a healthy appetite for capital. The government is likely to list some large state–owned companies in 2012, which will help to improve market sentiment, as the shares are likely to be available at a discount to retail investors.

<< Previous | Next >>


EY - Global IPO trends 2012: Prepare early, move fast

Related content


  • Global IPO activity rose in Q2
    Even without Facebook’s IPO, which made up 38% of capital raised in Q2, overall global IPO activity in Q2 was 49% higher than Q1.


EY - Maria Pinelli

Maria Pinelli
Global Strategic Growth Markets
+44 207 980 0960

Back to top