The Indian IPO Market in Early 2008

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Case Code : BENV016 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Case Length : 18 Pages
Period : 2006-2008
Pub Date : 2008
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : -
Industry : Financial Sector
Countries : India


The case discusses the state of the IPO market in India in early 2008. It examines the reasons why some of the IPOs were withdrawn during this period, and also deals with some of the criticisms against the IPO process, such as high issue prices and regulatory laxity. The recommendations of the Group on review of the issue process (GRIP) and the Indian Finance Ministry's proposals are also discussed.


The teaching objectives of this case are:

Understand the IPO market in India.

Examine the role of gray market in the functioning of the primary market in India.

Discuss the reasons for the withdrawals of three IPOs in India in early 2008.

This case is meant for MBA/PGDBM students and is designed to be a part of their Business Environment curriculum.


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 3
What Went Wrong? 5
Looking Ahead 6
Exhibits 9


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