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  • A company can raise capital either by issuing debt or equity.
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  • It can raise equity capital via public issue, rights issue, bonus issue or private placement.
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  • Public issue refers to issue of shares to new investors and can classified as initial public offer (IPO) and offer for sale (OFS)1.
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IPO snap shot
 
IPO snap shot

 

  • Chart below shows no of IPOs issued and amount raised over the years.
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No of IPO’s issued over the years

 
Amount of IPO raised over the years

 

  • From the above charts, we can observe 1996 had the maximum IPOs issued till date while 2003 was the year when least no of IPOs were issued.
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  • 2008 had the highest amount of 42,595 crore raised through IPO.
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  • In 2014, no of IPOs issued was higher at 38 compared to 33 in 2013, however amount raised through IPO was much lower at 1,236 crore as against 6,258 crore in 2013

 

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