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The Indian IPO Market: Empirical Facts


  • Ajay Shah


This article studies India's vibrant IPO market, via a dataset of the 2056 IPOs which took place in the last 4.5 years. We study the overall underpricing, the delay between issue date and listing date, the time- series of monthly volume of IPO issues and average underpricing in a given month, the cross-section of underpricing across companies, the post-listing trading frequency, the long-run returns to new listings, and price discovery by the market shortly after first listing.

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  • Ajay Shah, 1995. "The Indian IPO Market: Empirical Facts," Finance 9507003, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpfi:9507003
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    1. Ritter, Jay R, 1991. "The Long-run Performance of Initial Public Offerings," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 46(1), pages 3-27, March.
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