Investor Preference and Promoter's Ownership Pattern in Graded IPOs of India
Indian Journal of Finance, Volume 6, Number 12, pp. 18 - 25 (ISSN 0973-8711)
20 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2013
Date Written: June 11, 2012
SEBI, the Indian securities market regulator has set a unique example for the entire world by introducing IPO grading in India 2006 on optional basis and further mandating it from May, 2007. The purpose of this grading was to provide retail investors with a ready-made assessment of the fundamental quality of the issuer of an IPO, so they could make a better and informed investment decision in an era of information overload. Grading of IPOs is subject to severe criticism. Critics question efficacy and effect of this process. But findings of this paper suggest that IPO grading does influence investor preference and demand. Further, strong negative effect on post-issue promoter’s ownership holding is noted. Paper infers that all investor classes including retail investors benefit from IPO grading.
Keywords: IPOs, IPO Grading, investor preference, oversubscription, promoters’ holding
JEL Classification: G11, G14, G15, G18, G32
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