Why is the IPO lot for WALPAR IPO is so high, i.e. 2000 shares @ 55.
I remember I read somwhere that SEBI has a rule that IPO lot should be around 15000 so that retail investors can participate too equally.
Is there any such rule at all ? All IPOs that I participated in last year were around 15000 only.
Yes SEBI has that mandate of 15000, but for mainboard IPOs.
Walpar IPO is coming up as SME IPO. For SME IPO requirements from company, like disclosures, financial parameters are less stringent. Idea is to make it easy for smaller company to come up with IPO.
However, to protect, retailers getting duped by such smaller company, SEBI has kept minimum participation amount for SME IPOs higher - around 1 lakh+. Idea being only Savvy investor will invest in it (Since ticket size is high) and they will do proper due diligence before investing.
267. (1) A person shall not make an application in the net offer category for a number of specified securities that exceeds the total number of specified securities offered to the public. Provided that the maximum application by non-institutional investors shall not exceed total number of specified securities offered in the issue less total number of specified securities offered in the issue to qualified institutional buyers.
(2) The minimum application size
(3) The issuer shall invite applications in multiples of the minimum application amount, an illustration whereof is given in Part B of Schedule XIV.
(4) The minimum sum payable on application per specified security shall at least be twenty five percent of the issue price:
Provided that in case of an offer for sale, the full issue price for each specified security shall be payable on application.
Explanation: For the purpose of this regulation, “minimum application value” shall be with reference to the issue price of the specified securities and not with reference to the amount payable on application.
Well both BSE/NSE have separate platform for SME which can be utilized by small companies to list.
Any company with post issue equity of less than 25 Crs can list on this separate platform.
Their, disclosures requirement and lot of financial parameter needed for listing are less stringent than normal exchange. ANd accordingly IPO parameters are also different
Idea is to make it easier for small companies to list and access capital market.
You can check out exchange website for more details https://www1.nseindia.com/getting_listed/content/sml_med_enterprise.htm https://www.bsesme.com/