1. IPOs of small companies
Public issue of less than five crores has to be through OTCEI and separate guidelines apply for floating and listing of these issues.
(Public Offer By Small Unlisted Companies)
2. Size of the Public Issue
Issue of shares to general public cannot be less than 25% of the total issue, incase of information technology, media and telecommunication sectors this stipulation is reduced subject to the conditions that:
•Offer to the public is not less than 10% of the securities issued. •A minimum number of 20 lakh securities is offered to the public and •Size of the net offer to the public is not less than Rs. 30 crores. 3. Promoter Contribution
•Promoters should bring in their contribution including premium fully before the issue •Minimum Promoters contribution is 20-25% of the public issue. •Minimum Lock in period for promoters contribution is five years •Minimum lock in period for firm allotments is three years. 4. Collection centers for receiving applications
•There should be at least 30 mandatory collection centers, which should include invariably the places where stock exchanges have been established. •For issues not exceeding Rs.10 crores (including premium, if any), the collection centres shall be situated at:- o the four metropolitan centres viz. Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Madras; and o at all such centres where stock exchanges are located in the region in which the registered office of the company is situated.
5. Regarding allotment of shares
•Net Offer to the General Public has to be at least 25% of the Total Issue Size for listing on a Stock exchange. •It is mandatory for a company to get its shares listed at the regional stock exchange where the registered office of the issuer is located. •In an Issue of more than Rs. 25 crores the issuer is allowed to place the whole issue by book-building •Minimum of 50% of the Net offer to the Public has to be reserved for Investors applying for less than 1000 shares. •There should be atleast 5 investors for every 1 lakh of equity offered (not applicable to infrastructure companies). •Quoting of Permanent Account Number or GIR No. in application for allotment of securities is compulsory where monetary value of Investment is Rs.50,000/- or above. •Indian development financial institutions and Mutual Fund can be allotted securities upto 75% of the Issue Amount. •A Venture Capital Fund shall not be entitled to get its securities listed on any stock exchange till the expiry of 3 years from the date of issuance of securities. •Allotment to categories of FIIs and NRIs/OCBs is upto a maximum of 24%, which can be further extended to 30% by an application to the RBI - supported by a resolution passed in the General Meeting. 6. Timeframes for the Issue and Post- Issue formalities •The minimum period for which a public issue has to be kept open is 3 working days and the maximum for which it can be kept open is 10 working days. The minimum period for a rights issue is 15 working days and the maximum is 60 working days. •A public issue is effected if the issue is able to procure 90% of the Total issue size within 60 days from the date of earliest closure of the Public Issue. In case of over-subscription the company may have the right to retain the excess application money and allot shares more than the proposed issue, which is referred to as the ‘green-shoe’ option. •A rights issue has to procure 90% subscription in 60 days of the opening of the issue. •Allotment has to be made within 30 days of the closure of the Public Issue and 42 days in case of a Rights issue. •All the listing formalities for a public Issue has to be completed within 70 days from the date of closure of the subscription list. 7. Despatch of Refund Orders
•Refund orders have to be dispatched within 30 days of the closure of...