Zee Biz 8 april 2010 SEBI cuts time between ipo close, listing to 12 days
SEBI makes listing mandatory in 12 days after IPO closing
Published on: April 8, 2010 - 01:58
NEW DELHI: Market regulator SEBI has cut down by nearly half the listing time for companies
to 12 days after completing the initial public offer. The new rule would be effective from May 1.
The move would help rotation of investors’ money faster for possible deployment in other issues.
“In its continuing endeavour to make the existing public issue process more efficient, SEBI
proposes to reduce the time between public issue closure and listing to 12 days from existing of
up to 22 days,” the market watchdog said in a circular.
The rule would be applicable to public issues opening on or after May 1, 2010, it added.
Also, the Application Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA) facility would also undergo
certain modification for achieving consistency with the reduced timelines.
With effect from January 1, Sebi had extended the ASBA facility to corporate investors and high
net-worth individuals (HNIs) to enable them to apply for IPOs or rights issue by keeping the
application money in their bank accounts till allotment. Earlier, the facility was available to retail
The circular also said that “the lead managers or their agents would be responsible for the
accuracy of data entry and for resolving investor grievances”.
“The move will help investors save interest cost on the fund borrowed for investing in IPOs and
get back their money faster. This will increase transparency in primary market operations,” SMC
Capitals equity head, Mr Jagannadham Thunuguntla said.