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What is Ipo in India

In India, an IPO (Initial Public Offering) is a process by which a privately held company raises capital by issuing shares and selling them to the public for the first time. The process of going public in India is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), which is responsible for ensuring compliance with Indian securities laws and regulations.

The company planning to go public has to comply with SEBI norms, file a Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with SEBI and get it cleared, file a Red Herring Prospectus (RHP) with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) and SEBI and get it cleared, and then file a final prospectus with SEBI and RoC.

The Company also needs to appoint a merchant banker as a lead manager for the IPO process.

The IPO process in India also includes a "book building" process, which is an auction process for allocating shares to institutional and retail investors. During the book building process, the company and the lead manager will determine the price range for the shares and then investors can bid for shares within that price range. After the book building process is completed, the shares will be allotted to successful bidders, and the company's shares will be listed on the stock exchange for trading.

Overall, the IPO process in India can be long and complex, but it can also be an effective way for companies to raise capital for growth and expansion.

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