SEBI nod for IPOs in SME exchanges with Rs 25-cr equity waived

PTI Kolkata | Updated on June 02, 2011

Come September and initial public offers (IPOs) of companies with a paid-up capital of up to Rs 25 crore will not require market regulator SEBI’s nod to raise capital.

“The companies with either a market cap or paid-up capital up to Rs 25 crore will only require exchange’s approval for listing.

Such companies will not be required to take the approval of the Securities and Exchange Board of India to make the public offer and getting listed,’’ the BSE head of product strategy, Mr Sayee Srinivasan, told reporters yesterday on the sidelines of roadshow of the exchange.

In reply to another query, he said by September it was expected that the BSE will be ready to launch the exchange facility to cater to small and medium enterprises. NSE has also received in-principal approval for a similar SME exchange.

However, to participate in trading the minimum trading lot would be Rs 1 lakh. Keeping in mind the interest of small investors who not have much access to small private companies, it was decided to keep the minimum trading lot of Rs 1 lakh, irrespective of the share value, he said.

Published on June 02, 2011

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