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Are Retail Investors Staging a Comeback in Country’s Primary Market ?

Are Retail Investors Staging a Comeback in Country's Primary Market ?

Are Retail Investors Staging a Comeback in Country's Primary Market ?

In what could be viewed as a sign of revival of retail interest in the country’s primary market, the initial public offering of Indiabulls Power has received over 31,000 applications from retail investors on the first day of its issue.

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Although the retail portion of the offering remained under subscribed, the interest was more than what was seen in three major IPOs of the fiscal — NHPC, Oil India and Adani Power.

According to an analysis, NHPC‘s over Rs 6,000 crore issue received 30,474 retail applications on the first day.

Adani Power‘s Rs 3,610 crore issue got only 15,000 such applications.

The Rs 4,982 crore issue of OIL received 7,700 applications.

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“Retail investors are gradually staging a comeback and it is a pleasant surprise for the primary market,” SMC Capital Equity Head Jagannadham Thunuguntla said.

The Rs 1,700-crore initial public offer of Indiabulls Power, which hit the market yesterday, got subscribed nearly six times, as flooded the counter with maximum number of bids.

However, bids from retail investors on the first day of subscription accounted for only 37 per cent of the shares reserved for them.

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WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK & NEWS CAPSULES :)

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK

Market Outlook & News Round Up for the Week Gone By !

Market Outlook & News Round Up for the Week Gone By !

The trend of most world markets remains up.

However in coming days, domestic markets are likely to remain sideways with mostly a positive bias and its trajectory will hinge on FII inflows, external environment and also on the announcement made by G20 ministers that stimulus measures would continue until recovery is secured.

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Moreover Q2 results are just round the corner and there is optimism for results as advance tax collections registered a positive growth in the second quarter after witnessing a negative growth in the first quarter.

The US Dollar index movement last week kept all asset classes very volatile.

Nifty has support between 4750-4640 and Sensex between 16000-15500 levels.

As the markets are going higher, expect the volatility to increase.

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News Round Up

Economy

Inflation further rose to 0.37 per cent for the week ended September 12, from 0.12 per cent in the previous week due to increasing prices of essential food items.

The wholesale price-based inflation stood at 12.42 per cent during the corresponding week a year ago.

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Capital Goods

BHEL has bagged a Rs 365 crore order from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited for supply of four steam generators for India’s second 700 MWe nuclear power station, being set up at Rajasthan Atomic Power Project, Kota.

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Automobile

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), India’s largest tractor maker, is planning to consolidate its stake in Swaraj Engines, as part of a plan to expand the diesel engine business.

路Bajaj Auto Ltd is all set to launch the Kawasaki Ninja 250R motorcycle in India on October 5.

The Ninja 250R is considered to be an entry-level sports bike manufactured by Japanese two-wheeler maker Kawasaki.

The bike would be priced between Rs 1.50 lakh and Rs 2 lakh.

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Oil & Gas

ONGC plans to invest nearly Rs 5,000 crore in appraisal of its oil and gas fields off the country’s east coast, where production is likely to start from mid-2010.

Tata Power, which is implementing the 4000 MW Mundra ultra mega power project, has said it will exceed the 2012 target by 800 MW.

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Retail

Future Group chief Kishore Biyani is looking to hive off hypermarket chain Big Bazaar and list it to unlock value as part of ambitious restructuring and growth plans to become a Rs 25,000-crore group in four years.

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QIPs Outstripped PE Funding & IPOs in Fund Raising Process ;)

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Qualified institutional placements (QIPs) have outstripped private equity (PE) funding since January by at least eight times, making it by far the most popular fund-raising route for firms this year.

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QIPs raised at least Rs. 21,209 crore since January this year, while PE funds invested only Rs. 2,574 crore in listed firms.

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QIPs have almost raised more than twice of initial public offerings.

A QIP is a private placement by a listed company of shares or securities convertible to equity with qualified institutional buyers approved by market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI).

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Data from Delhi-based investment bank SMC Capitals Ltd shows another 48 QIPs worth Rs.43,891 crore are in the pipeline.

But analysts do not expect a significant rise in the number of, or funds through, PE deals this year.

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Typically, PE investments take up to six months to complete, whereas a QIP can be done in up to four weeks, making the fund-raising process faster and more reliable since the institutional buyers are selected carefully.

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Also, in a QIP, the institutional buyers rarely seek a seat on the company board, or management control, a common practice in large PE deals.

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Since PE is perceptionally intrusive for promoters, QIP serves as a good alternative.

However this QIP structure is liked by investors and firms as in a QIP the window is shorter and money can be raised quickly.

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While real estate firms typically prefer QIPs for their need of capital at short notice, the companies currently waiting to do QIPs are across sectors, including telecom, entertainment, retail and information technology.

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In line for QIPs are Reliance Communications Ltd, Pyramid Saimira Theatre Ltd, Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd聽 and few more.

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Some firms, though, have taken both routes for their funding needs.

Historically, PE investments in India have been in the form of private investments in public enterprises, or PIPEs, which also happen to the only firms eligible for QIPs.

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鈥淧rivate equity investors have missed the boat,鈥 Jagannadham Thunuguntla, head of SMC Capitals, said in a statement.

Companies that are in the pipeline for QIPs may also look for American depository receipts or global depository receipts for funds, he聽 added.

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Future Venture to Re-File for IPO Soon :)

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Future Venture is likely to approach Sebi again for an initial public offering soon, as the validity of the earlier approval by the market watchdog lapsed this month.

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“We are going for a fresh filing (for IPO) with Sebi,” Future Group Chairman Kishore Biyani told PTI.

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The company, which is a part of diversified Future Group, had received the Securities and Exchanges Board of India (Sebi) approval for IPO on September 4, 2008.

As per regulations, a company has to hit the capital markets within 12 months of receiving the Sebi nod.

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Last year, the company had planned to raise up to Rs 1,000 crore through a public offering of about 374 crore shares so as to fund the group’s expansion plans.

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However this time amount to be raised from the capital market would be less than the previously planned Rs 1000 crore.

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Liquidity crunch and volatility in recent times had forced many companies including Future Venture to either postpone or shelve their plans to mop up funds from the capital market.

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“The planned IPO by Future Venture was actually a by-product of the bull market.”

“After the success of Future Capital IPO last year, the Future group thought of tapping the capital market with another offer, although there was no actual necessity of fund raising,” SMC Capital Equity Head Jagannadham Thunuguntla said.

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The Future Group, which is into various businesses apart from retail, is currently looking at ways to raise funds.

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uture Venture is likely to approach Sebi again for an initial public offering soon, as the validity of the earlier approval by the market watchdog lapsed this month.

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“We are going for a fresh filing (for IPO) with Sebi,” Future Group Chairman Kishore Biyani told PTI.

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The company, which is a part of diversified Future Group, had received the Securities and Exchanges Board of India (Sebi) approval for IPO on September 4, 2008.

As per regulations, a company has to hit the capital markets within 12 months of receiving the Sebi nod.

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Last year, the company had planned to raise up to Rs 1,000 crore through a public offering of about 374 crore shares so as to fund the group’s expansion plans.

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However this time amount to be raised from the capital market would be less than the previously planned Rs 1000 crore.

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Liquidity crunch and volatility in recent times had forced many companies including Future Venture to either postpone or