A lesson from IPOs in 2021: What do we take forward?

The past year seemed like a flourishing year for IPOs, but what does 2022 hold in store? This article discusses what the IPOs in the past year have taught us and what should we take forward in the new year 2022.

The year that went by was a golden one for IPOs in India. More than 60 companies came out with their IPO in 2021 and cumulatively raised more than Rs 1 lakh crore, which is a record in itself. It is the first time that such a huge amount is being raised via the IPO route in a year in the country. The IPO market was abuzz through the year. It witnessed the IPOs of digital businesses such as Zomato, Paytm, Nykaa, and Policybazaar, as well as traditional businesses like Paras Defence, Laxmi Organic, Macrotech, and Latent View. While most of these IPOs (e.g. Zomato, Nykaa) were listed at a premium, some (e.g. Paytm, Star Health) were listed at a discount to the issue price. The buoyancy in the stock markets, as well as the IPO market, also led to a record number of Demat accounts being o...


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