Coffee Day Enterprises, which runs Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) chain of restaurants, will hit the capital markets this week on October 14 to garner Rs 1,150 crore -- which would take the total mop-up in 2015 so far to close to 7,800 crore.

This itself would be the highest amount raised from IPOs in four years. Additionally, low-cost carrier Indigo's parent company Interglobe Aviation is slated to hit the IPO market later this
month to raise about Rs 2,500 crore.

Besides, many more firms are expected to take the plunge into the primary market during the festive season starting from Dussehra to Diwali. Those in pipeline include Infibeam, the first e-commerce firm in India to tap IPO market.

Apart from CCD and IndiGo, at least 15 firms have got the go-ahead from regulator Sebi to launch their respective IPOs, while another 17 companies are awaiting green signal from the
markets regulator.

These 34 companies are together estimated to raise more than Rs 20,000 crore. "Festive season is approaching, so I expect many companies that are holding their IPO plans and companies that have not hit the capital market despite getting Sebi's approval would definitely plan to go ahead with their public issues," CNI Research Head Kishor Ostwal said.

The companies are tapping primary markets to raise funds to meet their business expansion plans, to support capital expenditure needs. In addition, the firms are launching IPOs, to give institutional investors like private equity funds an opportunity to exit.

So far this year, 15 companies have launched their IPOs and have collectively raised over Rs 6,600 crore. This year is set to become the best period in four years in terms of fund raising through initial share-sale programmes.


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