Companies in the SME segment had raised over Rs 100 crore through this route since 2014
Smaller companies are no longer coming back to shareholders to raise additional money through rights issues.
The number of such issuances in the small and medium enterprise (SME) segment of stock exchanges is set to end at zero for the fifth year in a row, shows a Business Standard analysis of numbers from tracker Prime Database. A rights issue is when a company offers additional shares to existing investors at a discount to raise money. Companies in the SME segment had raised over Rs 100 crore through this route since 2014-the earliest since data is available. The peak was when, in 2019, Rs 91 crore were raised through two issues. This dropped to nil after 2017 (chart 1).
First Published: Nov 15 2022 | 6:55 PM IST