Jyothi Seepani, K. V. R. Murthy


This research offers a comprehensive analysis of the structural aspects of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in India, covering the period from the pre-liberalization era to the current time. The research paper examines the IPO landscape in India, a vibrant economy in Asia, by gathering a comprehensive dataset from various sources, including the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) archives, financial reports, and other pertinent sources. It analyzes the evolutionary patterns, regulatory changes, and significant events that have influenced the development of IPOs in the country. The primary findings indicate that regulatory changes, economic growth trajectories, and global financial conditions have significantly influenced initial public offerings (IPOs) volume and valuation. The research methodology involved meticulous data collection from reputable academic databases, primarily Mendeley and Scopus, spanning over five decades. This extensive dataset forms the foundation for our robust and insightful analysis. The study additionally emphasizes the significance of India's distinctive socio-economic structure, which has enabled and restricted the advancement of the capital market. By conducting a comparative analysis between India's framework and worldwide best practices, this study aims to identify areas of convergence and divergence. The paper finishes by providing policy proposals that enhance the resilience and inclusiveness of the Indian Initial Public Offering (IPO) market for a diverse range of issuers and investors.


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