Companies mop-up Rs 46,000 crore via primary market in April-January FY'16

 Indian firms have raised a staggering Rs 46,000 crore from the primary market route in first ten months of the current fiscal, mainly on account of robust fund mobilisation through initial public offerings.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 23, 2016, 16:36 PM IST
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New Delhi: Indian firms have raised a staggering Rs 46,000 crore from the primary market route in first ten months of the current fiscal, mainly on account of robust fund mobilisation through initial public offerings.

In comparison, companies had garnered Rs 13,158 crore in the April-January period of 2014-15.

Most of the funds have been raised for expansion plans, to repay debt and for other general corporate purposes.

"During 2015-16, primary securities market seems to have come out of its lull. Both the total number of issues and the resources mobilised from the primary securities market have gone up. IPOs have contributed to this performance more than public debt issues and rights issues," capital markets regulator Sebi noted.

Out of Rs 46,014 crore raised during April-January period of the ongoing financial year, Rs 24,552 crore have been mopped-up through debt and another Rs 21,462 crore via equities.

Within equity markets, a total of 53 firms have hit the capital markets to raise Rs 12,678 crore through initial public offers (IPOs) and 11 firms have raised funds via rights issue mode.

"During 2015-16 so far, 79 companies have accessed the capital market and raised Rs 46,015 crore compared to Rs 13,158 crore raised through 65 issues during the corresponding period of 2014-15," Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) noted.