At least 15 companies went public in 2020 and more than Rs 25,000 crores were raised from the IPOs. Some IPOs like Happiest Minds, Chemcon Specialty, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, Burger King and Mrs Bectors’ were subscribed more than 149 times.

Mrs Bectors’ signed off the year by being the highest subscribed IPO, 198 times.

Upcoming IPOs in 2021

While we do not have a definitive list of IPOs for the year 2021, some reports suggest that around 30 companies are planning to raise more than Rs 30,000 crores from the markets.
Here are few companies that are expected to go public, or in other words, are expected to launch their IPOs in 2021. Most of these IPOs were to be launched in December 2020, but for reasons unknown have been postponed.

  IPOTentative Issue Size (in Rs Crores)*Tentative Date*
Zomato  8,250  2021
Fincare Small Finance Bank1,3302021
Nuvoco Vistas5,0002021
India Pesticides8002021
Bajaj Energy5,4502021
Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC2021
GoFirst (GoAir)3,6002021
Devyani International1,4002021
Penna Cements1,5502021
CarTrade Tech2,0002021
*Both, the issue size and date, is tentative and might vary once the issue goes live in the markets.

1. LIC

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in Union Budget 2021 that the Life Insurance Corporation of India’s (LIC) IPO will be completed in 2021.
  • Issue size: Around Rs 70,000-80,000 crores.
  • It has also been said that 10% of the issue size will be reserved for policy holders.

2. Zomato

  • Zomato Limited is a platform that connects customers, restaurant partners, and delivery partners, serving their multiple needs. 
  • As of December 31, 2020, Zomato Limited was present in 526 cities in India, with 350,174 Active Restaurant Listings. It also has a presence in 23 countries across the globe. 
  • The IPO is expected to open up for a subscription in 2021. The issue size is Rs 8,250 crores.

3. Nykaa

Nykaa is looking at a stock exchange listing by the end of 2021 or early 2022 at a valuation of $3 billion. Recently Nykaa raised an undisclosed amount which valued the company at $1.8 billion approximately.

4. Fincare Small Finance Bank

  • The company plans to raise Rs 1,330 crores through the IPO.
  • The offer size will be a combination of a fresh issue worth Rs 330 crores and an offer for sale worth Rs 1,000 crores.
  • Fincare SFB is a microfinance firm based out of Bangalore.

5. Nuvoco Vistas

  • Nuvoco Vistas is the cement arm of the household brand Nirma Ltd.
  • The issue size of the IPO is around Rs 5,000 crores of which Rs 1,500 crores will be a fresh issue and the rest an offer for sale.

6. India Pesticides

  • The company is an agrochemical R&D company.
  • The public offer comprises a total of Rs 800 crores. Of the total issue size, Rs 100 crores will be a fresh issue and Rs 700 crores will be an offer for sale.
  • The net proceeds from the issue will be utilised for working capital requirements.

7. Bajaj Energy

  • The IPO size of the company is expected to be around Rs 5,450 crores, of which Rs 5,150 crores will be a fresh issue.
  • The company has said that it is looking to acquire Lalitpur Power’s 1,980 MW from the proceeds of the IPO. 
  • The company is one of the largest private thermal generation companies.

8. Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company

  • Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC is a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Capital.
  • The company filed its draft red herring prospectus in April 2021.
  • The entire issue will be an offer for sale (OFS) of 28.5 lakh shares.
  • ABSL AMC is a mutual fund company.
  • As per Morningstar, the company’s AUM as of March 31, 2021, was Rs 2.66 lakh crores.

9. Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

  • The hotel chain may raise up to Rs 1,000 crores in its IPO.
  • The IPO may comprise a fresh issue of up to Rs 400 crores and an offer-for-sale (OFS) of up to Rs 600 crores.

10. Shyam Steel

  • The IPO size will be around Rs 500 crores, which will be a combination of an offer for sale and a fresh issue. 
  • The company is based out of Kolkata.

11. Annai Infra Developers

  • The IPO size is expected to be around Rs 200-250 crores.
  • The company is an engineering, procurement and construction firm in the water management and irrigation segment specifically.

12. SAMHI Hotels

  • The IPO size is around Rs 1,800-2000 crores.
  • This comprises a fresh issue of Rs 1,100 crores.
  • The company may be using the proceeds to pay off the indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.
  • A few prominent hotels it is managing are Courtyard by Marriot in Bengaluru, few branches of Fairfield by Marriot in Bengaluru, Four Points by Sheraton Visakhapatnam among others.

13. Studds Accessories

  • The company is a manufacturer of helmets, motorcycle accessories and riding gears. Studds had begun its operations in 1973. 
  • The company’s managing director had said in an interview in August 2020 that the company has an approximate market share of around 30%, which it aims to scale to 40% in the next three year.

14. GoFirst (erstwhile GoAir)

  • The IPO will be worth Rs 3,600 crores.
  • They aim to repay the debt of around Rs 2,000 crores owned to Indian Oil Corp for jet fuel. 

15. Devyani International

  • The company has the largest franchisee of Pizza Hut, KFC, and Costa Coffee.
  • They plan to raise Rs 1,400 crores through the IPO, out of which Rs 400 crores will be a fresh issue, 12.5 crore shares will be sold through an offer for sale.
  • The purpose is to repay all borrowings of around Rs 360 crores.

16. Penna Cements

  • The company is planning to raise Rs 1,550 crores through its IPO.
  • The fresh issue is Rs 1,300 crores and Rs 250 crores is through an offer for sale.
  • The company wants to repay borrowings, up-grade raw materials and set up a waste heat recovering plant.

17. CarTrade Tech

  • The Warburg-Pincus-backed company expects to raise Rs 2,000 crores through an offer for sale.
  • CarTrade is an online auto classifieds platform.


The list mentioned above of prospective IPOs is subject to periodic revision as the information is not updated on the exchanges yet. Generally, when companies file their IPO application with Sebi, they have to submit their draft red herring prospectus (DRHP). Most of the above-mentioned companies have already done that or are in the process of doing so. 

However, before investing in an IPO, read the pros and cons, risks and rewards, about the company and know if investing in that company is in line with your goals.

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