5 pharma/healthcare IPOs to raise over Rs 8,000 cr this month

5 pharma/healthcare IPOs to raise over Rs 8,000 cr this month

Riding on huge investor interest in the healthcare sector, five pharma companies are tapping the initial public offering (IPO) market over the next couple of weeks to raise over Rs 8,000 crore.

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Riding on huge investor interest in the healthcare sector, five pharma companies are tapping the initial public offering (IPO) market over the next couple of weeks to raise over Rs 8,000 crore.

The list include the Rs 4,000-crore IPO by the Bain Capital-backed Emcure Pharma, the Rs 1,500-crore issue by Vijaya Diagnostic Centre, diagnostic firms Krsnaa Diagnostics (Rs 1,200 crore) and Mumbai-based bulk drugs maker Supriya Lifesciences (Rs 1,200 crore), and pharma formulations contract development and manufacturer (CDMO) Windlass Biotech’s Rs 400 crore issue.

Investment bankers estimate these five companies to together raise over Rs 8,300 crore through the public offerings this month.

According to data available with the stock exchanges, so far this fiscal, 12 firms have raised Rs 27,000 crore from IPOs, and Rs 70,000-crore more issues are in the pipeline. The entire FY21 saw only 30 IPOs raising Rs 31,277 crore.

Apart from these pharma firms, Devyani International and and Exxaro Tiles are opening on August 4 and issues from consumer-focused companies like Paytm, Mobikwik, Policybazaar, Cartrade, Delhivery and Nykaa shortly. According to marketmen as many as 40 issues are lined up for the rest of the year looking to raise Rs 70,000 crore.

While 12 companies raised Rs 27,052 crore through IPOs in the first four months of the current f

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