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Aninitial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering where shares of stock in a company are sold to the general public, on a securities exchange, for the first time. Through this process, a private company transforms into a public company.
IPOs are used by companies to raise expansion capital, to possibly monetize the investments of early private investors, and to become publicly traded enterprises. A company selling shares is never required to repay the capital to its public investors. After the IPO, when shares trade freely in the open market, money passes between public investors.
Net tangible assets of Rs. 3.00 Crores in each of the preceding 3 years. Track record of distributable profits at least 3 out of 5 preceding years. The company has a net worth of Rs. 1.00 Crore in preceding 3 years.The proposed issue should not exceed 5 timeof its Pre-issue.
When a company is aiming to go public, at first it hires an investment bank to do the underwriting, the way of raising money through equity or debt, functions associated with the issue. Although, a company itself also may sell its shares but, usually an investment bank is selected for that purpose. Underwriters act as intercessors between the public, who are investing, and the companies.
The investment bank and the company will first initiate the process of deal negotiation. The main discussing issues are the money amount that the company is going to raise, security type to be issued and all the other details involved with the underwriting agreement. Once the deal gets finalized, the investment bank sets a registration statement up which will be submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission. That registration statement consists of information regarding the offering and also other company informations like, background of the management, financial statements, legal issues etc.
Then the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) needs a cooling off period during which it will examine all the submitted documents and make sure that all information regarding the deal have been given to them. After getting the SECs approval, a date is going to be fixed on which the company will offer the stock to the public.
During the above mentioned cooling off period the underwriter publishes an initial prospectus that contains all the necessary information regarding the company. The effective date of issuing the stock as well as the price have not been mentioned in the prospectus, for these are not known at this time. Then the company and the underwriter meets to decide the price of the stock. This decision depends highly on the current market condition. Lastly, the stocks are sold in the market and money is raised from the investors.
Book building is usually a process used in IPO which helps to determine price and demand discovery. It is a process used for marketing a public offer of equity shares of a company. It is a process where, during the period for which the book for IPO is open, bids are collected from investors at various prices, which are above or equal to floor price. The offer/issue price is then determined after the last date of IPO based on certain evaluation criteria.
The underwriters are appointed who commit to shoulder the liability and subscribe to the shortfall in case the issue is under- subscribed. For this commitment they are entitled to a maximum commission of 2.5% on the amount underwritten
Registrarsprocess the application forms, tabulate the amounts collected during the issue and initiate the allotment procedures.
Recognized members of the Stock Exchanges are appointed as brokers to the issue for marketing the issue. They are eligible for a maximum brokerage of 1.5%.
Lawyers are appointed by company to ensure that all the agreements they enter are as per the rules and regulations.
A draft prospectus is prepared giving out details of the company, promoters, background, manageme nt, terms of the issue, project details, modes of financing, past financial performance, projected profitability and others. The lead manager has to verify and certify the facts stated in the draft prospectus and ensure that the company is not making any false claims. Which is to be filed with SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) 21 days before IPO, SEBI gives its observation and recommends necessary changes.
The prospectus along with the copies of the agreements entered into with the Lead Manager, Underwriters, Bankers, Registrars and Brokers to the issue is filed with the Registrar of the Companies of the state where the registered office of the company is located.
Theprospectus and application forms are printed and dispatched to all the merchant bankers, underwriters, brokers to the issue.