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Bombay Stock Exchange Limited
BSE SME Exchange
16th July, 2011
Soyal Gupta BSE SME Exchange
Table of Contents (1/2)
Section Contents Page
About SME Industry
Need for SME Exchange
SME Exchange - An Overview
About BSE SME Exchange
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Preparations for the IPO
Promoting the BSE SME Exchange
Vision and Mission Vision
Wealth creation by the SMEs through inclusive economic growth.
Provide the world class platform for the SMEs and Investors to come together and raise the equity capital.
It will help unleash the valuation of the company and in the process create wealth for all the stakeholders including investors. It also provides the immense opportunity to the investors to identify and invest in the good companies at early stage. besides considerable long term capital gains tax benefits and facility to exit at any point of time” .Message to the Entrepreneurs and Investors “BSE SME Platform provides a great opportunity to the entrepreneurs to raise the equity capital for the growth and expansion of SMEs.
to launch the BSE SME Exchange/Platform . Additional responsibility of secondary market for market making. 7 . BOLT System for launching the BSE SME Exchange. All Members registered with BSE are by default Members for this segment. BSE is leveraging the existing ‘Equity platform’ i. All Merchant Bankers empanelled with SEBI are by default MBs for this segment.Introduction Capital Market Regulator SEBI has given ‘In Principle’ Approval to Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Ltd.e. Negligible cost in launching the platform. No additional infrastructure required by Members for secondary market trading.
Introduction SME companies with post issue paid up capital up to 25 crore can list on the BSE SME Exchange. Larger participation of investors – exit option Liquidity in the secondary market – Market Making Better opportunity for SMEs for equity fund raising. 8 . 100% under writing by the Merchant bankers mean that the SME listing-cum-IPO issue will be 100% success.
Other new aspect is that there will be support of three years in the secondary market through market making activity. The SMEs with paid up capital up to Rs. 10 crores or more for the main board. A copy of the offer document will be sent to the SEBI for their information. 10 crores can come on the SME Exchange. 9 . The Listing norms have been simplified. The issuer has to take the approval of the Exchange and SEBI approval is not required.How Different from Main Board (1/2) The new thing about the SME Exchange is that the issue will be 100% underwritten and this means that the issue will be 100% success. in contrast to the paid up capital of Rs.
However. The abridged version of the annual reports need to be sent to the investors instead of the entire annual report and posting the soft copy of the report on the website is sufficient. sub-underwriting and responsibility of three years market making. Half yearly compliance is required instead of quarterly compliance. Market Making is compulsory for 3 years. 10 . unlike on main platform. The issue expenses will be minimal on the marketing and stationery. the issue will be charged for underwriting.How Different from Main Board (2/2) The Compliance norms are simplified.
About SME Industry .B.
Small and Medium Enterprises 12 .About SME Industry Classification of Micro.
40% of our exports Provide employment to about 6 cr. 13 . people through 2. The MSME sector forms a major portion of the industrial activity. The Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector forms the largest generator of employment in the Indian economy.8% of the country's GDP .45% of the manufactured output .6 cr. enterprises. Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) contribute .About SME Industry Micro.
C. Need for SME Exchange .
Media coverage can provide SME with greater profile and credibility leading to increase in the value of its shares Incentives for greater venture capital participation by providing an exit option thus reducing their lock-in period 15 . including private placement Enhance company’s visibility.Need for SME Exchange Provide the SMEs with equity financing opportunities to grow their business – from expansion to acquisition Equity Financing will lower the Debt burden leading to lower financing cost and healthier balance sheet Expand the investors base. which in turn will help in getting secondary equity financing.
Need for SME Exchange Greater incentive for the employees as they can participate in the ownership of the company and benefit from being its shareholders Encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit Capital Market will help distribute risk more efficiently SME sector will grow better on two pillars of Financial system i. 16 .e. Private Equity and the Venture Capital by providing an exit route. Banking and Capital Market Initiating a dedicated Stock Exchange for SMEs’ will lead to mobilization of the diversified resources of finance and build a bridge between the SMEs.
Life Cycle of a Company Expansion Stage Decline due to lack of funds IPO Unlocking the Capital Market Opportunities Developing Stage Stable Profit Margins Growth Stage PE Firms hold the hands of SMEs Nascent Stage Supported by Venture Capital Firms High Risk & Lower Profit Margins Increase in Sales & Rise in Profit Profitability Profit Margin tends to rise as the business expands .
Overview . SME Exchange .D.
SME Exchange .Overview SEBI has issued a final circular on May 18. 2010 BSE is eligible for setting up SME exchange and already got the ‘In Principle’ approval from the capital market regulator ‘SEBI’ for launch of SME Exchange 19 . 2010 for setting up a stock exchange/ platform by a recognized Stock Exchange having nationwide trading terminal The necessary amendments have been made in the various SEBI Regulations Model equity listing agreement has been notified by SEBI on May 17th.
SME Exchange – SEBI Guidelines Issuer with post issue face value capital up to Rs.10 crores shall be covered under the SME Platform.25 crores has to necessarily listed at main board of the Exchanges Suitable provisions for migration to/ from main board The minimum application amount as well as minimum trading lot shall not be less than Rs.00. The Merchant Banker shall be responsible for market making for a minimum period of 3 years 20 .000/- All existing Trading Members would be eligible to participate in SME exchange without any further registration 100% underwritten issues and Merchant Banker/s shall underwrite 15% in their own account The Merchant Banker to the issue will undertake market making through a stock broker who is registered as market maker with SME Exchange.1. Issuer with post issue face value capital between Rs.10 – 25 crores may get listed at SME Platform and Issue with post issue face value capital above Rs.
to be monitored by the Stock exchange The minimum depth of the quote shall be Rs. the promoter holding shall not be eligible for the offering to market makers 21 .SME Exchange – SEBI Guidelines – Obligations of Market Makers Shall be required to provide two way quote for 75% of time in a day.1 lakh Not more than 5 market makers for a scrip Market Makers may compete with the other Market Makers Market Maker allowed to deregister by giving one month notice to the exchange The exchange shall prescribe the minimum spread between Bid and Ask price During the compulsory market making period.
Interpretation of Regulations (1/5) ICDR Guidelines chapter XA clearly specifies that it will attract all the provisions of main ICDR guidelines where the exemptions are not being provided under these provisions. 22 . Clearing and Settlement Mechanism – The existing clearing and settlement of the equity (cash) segment will be extended to the SME segment also.
– The buy or sell of the shares by the Market Maker for Market Making activity is exempted. – However. the takeover code will apply for all the investors. . Takeover Code Regulations – Takeover code will not be applicable to the Market Maker.Interpretation of Regulations (2/5) Investor Protection Fund – The provisions of the IPF for the main board apply to the SME Exchange also.
VAR Margins. All the M-to-M (Mark to Mark) Margins. – This makes it clear that the listing of shares very attractive. – The sale of listed securities in the short term attract the capital gain tax of 10% and there is no long term capital gains tax. Risk Management System – The Risk Management will be applicable to the BSE SME Exchange the same way as that of the BSE main board. ELM (Extreme Loss Margin) and special margins as applicable to the main board will also apply for the SME Exchange. .Interpretation of Regulations (3/5) Long Term Capital Gain tax – The sale of unlisted shares in short term attract the capital gain tax of 30% and the long term capital gain tax of 10%.
the grading of IPOs is compulsory. The same applies to the companies to be listed on the BSE SME Exchange also. Website for the SME Companies – The Regulator has made it mandatory for the companies to have websites. if they want to get listed on the BSE SME Exchange. – The same applies to the SME companies. if they propose to be listed on the main board. .Interpretation of Regulations (4/5) Grading of IPOs – As per ICDR guidelines.
– There has to be 50% independent Directors and the remaining 50% will be promoter Directors. the members can opt for arbitration. – If amicable solution is not reached. 26 .Interpretation of Regulations (5/5) Investor Grievance Redressal System – The Exchange has the IGRC (Investor Grievance Redressal Committee) to redress the complaints of the investors against the members. Corporate Governance – Clause 49 of the listing agreement and corporate governance will be applicable for the SME Exchanges also. – The Grievance Redressal System of the equity (cash) segment will be made available for the SME Exchange also.
E. About BSE SME Exchange .
The companies on the SME Exchange will be included as a group in the BSE’s BOLT system – ‘M’ and ‘MT’ Groups.Trading System of SME Exchange The BSE is leveraging the existing equity platform for the BSE SME. 28 . The BSE SME Segment will be part of the BSE BOLT System. The systems necessary for monitoring the market making activity and providing the quotes are made ready to comply with SEBI Regulations. The trading time of this platform is from 09:00 am to 03:30 pm BSE is fully equipped to launch the BSE SME Platform.
These members should have a minimum experience of 3 years. 5 crore and a daily turn over of Rs.Market Makers Only the Members of the stock exchanges recognized by the SEBI can act as Market Makers. 2 crore for additional scrip. The members desirous of becoming market maker have to get themselves registered as market maker with the BSE SME Exchange by filing the registration form. 10 crore. 29 . The market maker shall have additional net worth of Rs. minimum net worth of Rs.
30 . The merchant banker and nominated investor need to enter into an agreement in this regard. The nominated investors can be QIBs and PE Firms who are registered with the respective Regulator. The market makers will have to hold 5% of the specified security to be listed at the time of allotment in their inventory to do the market making.Market Making & Nominated Investors All the market makers in a scrip will provide 2-way quotes for 75% of the time in a trading day. The market makers can also buy from or sell to the nominated investors the required shares for market making.
which shall facilitate the market making and make it easier for the members empanelled. A minimum spread of 5% is prescribed. 31 . The spread prescribed varies from 5% to 10% depending on share price.Bid and Ask Spread on SME Exchange BSE has prescribed the slab wise spread for the scrips depending upon their secondary market transaction price.
Trading of Odd Lots Odd lots may get created because of the corporate action taken by the company from time to time. According to the SEBI guidelines. the odd lots can be sold only to market makers and the investor has to give the declaration that he is selling all the odd lot shares of the particular scrip to the market maker. warrants and rights issues. like issuing bonus shares. .
BSE has prescribed the monetary penalties. In case the market makers for scrip fail to comply with these provisions.Penalties for Market Making Violations All the market makers for scrip put together shall do market making for more than 75% of the market timing. 33 .
The SME migrating to the main board has to comply with all the main board norms like minimum 1000 investors. 34 . pay main board listing fees and do the quarterly compliance etc.Migration from SME Platform to Main Board Any SME on BSE SME Platform having a paid up capital more than Rs. 10 crores can move to the main board provided that the special resolution is passed in the AGM in favor. with at least two third of the number of votes cast by shareholders other than promoter shareholders and then apply to BSE SME.
Key Players .F.
CFOs etc SME Companies 36 . CAs.Key Players Venture Capital Funds P/E funds Angel Investors HNIs Financial Institutions NBFCs QIBs Registrars Merchant Bankers Members and Market Makers Financial Advisors – CSs.
Preparations for the IPO .G.
Preparations for the IPO – Contents of the Offer Document 38 .
Preparations for the IPO – Relevance of Due Diligence Due Diligence on the various approvals required from regulatory bodies Due diligence on the applicability of various regulations Risk factors associated with the company External environment effecting the company Magnitude and listing out of litigations Business activity Past performance and financial results Material contracts and agreements Detailed report on promoters & management 39 .
SEBI and the other regulatory bodies 40 .syndicate members Selection of electronic media and advertising agency Selection of Escrow Bankers Understanding of regulations pertaining to Stock Exchange.Preparations for the IPO – Role of Merchant Banker Selection of investment banker Selection of registrar and transfer agent (RTA) Selection of syndicate member /sub.
Preparations for the IPO – Marketing Strategy Positioning of company through sustained media efforts including visual media Regular interaction with brokers. FII & FIs and HNIs Creating awareness about the issue to the investors Selection of potential bidding centers Effective equity story supplemented by proper research Presentation to the investors and the analysts Creating sustainable valuation and shareholder base Effective communication for better results 41 .
H. Beneficial Aspects .
How does the SME Exchange help SMEs (1/2) A dedicated exchange for these SMEs will help them in finding a solution to their financial requirements and crunching expansion plans. Listing of a company gives better valuation to the company. The listed SMEs will get better visibility among the investors. The debt and equity ratios will improve and balance sheet will look much healthier. The investor base of the company improves for the listed companies in medium term. The listed SMEs will unlock their wealth in the medium to long term and will do the wealth creation for the promoters and the investors. 43 .
the company can raise more funds through follow on public offering. 44 .How does the SME exchange help SMEs (2/2) The repose of faith by the investors – domestic and foreigners in the listed SMEs is high. The fund raising through ADRs and GDRs become easier. Transparency and corporate governance will improve manifold by listing on SME Platform. P/E funds and other financial institutions provide them the loans very easily. The long term capital gain tax on listed company is zero. The banks. Also. Listed company will have easy accessibility to alternate funding options. The tax benefits are also immense.
he has to assist the company in the secondary market through market making for three years. The investor base is limited and only the investors with a minimum investment of Rs. This is a huge challenge. Merchant banker. One lakh are allowed to participate. On the SME platform.Challenges for launch of SME Exchange (1/2) The working of SME Exchange is not well understood by the SMEs in the country. There is need for conducting lot of awareness programs to educate them. The SMEs are mostly not well informed of the capital market issues and modalities of raising equity capital. 45 . issuer and market maker have to work as team for three years to make the market making activity a success. Merchant Bankers used to handle only the primary market issues so far.
46 . We are hopeful that these challenges will not be a roadblock for the successful take off of the BSE SME Platform. There were apprehensions about the SME model in the beginning. After few rounds of discussions.Challenges for launch of SME Exchange (2/2) We have interacted with the market intermediaries over the last six months. we see the substantial change in the perception of the SME platform. Many merchant bankers are optimistic and the members with market making experience are positive about the SME Platform.
But the investors with medium to long term perspective are optimistic on wealth creation opportunity in this segment. The SMEs are enthusiastic about the opportunity to raise the equity capital on BSE SME. like the merchant bankers. Except top 5 MBs. Regarding the SMEs. The market makers will get the fees out of the issue expenses. most of the medium size MBs are keen and already started working. Investors’ outlook is not yet clear. the response has been extra ordinarily exciting. The members who have the experience of market making in the past are positive on the scope of market making in this segment.Outlook on the SME Exchange (1/2) A large number of merchant bankers are optimistic about the SME Exchange/ Platform. 47 .
48 . The member brokers and the sub brokers having branches and franchises spread across the country can play important role in mobilizing and educating the SMEs with their market knowledge and experience.Outlook on the SME Exchange (2/2) The professionals like Company Secretaries and Chartered Accountants have an important role to play in educating the promoters of the SMEs and guiding them in raising equity capital on BSE SME Platform.
I. Promoting the BSE SME Exchange .
Attracting Promising SMEs Approaching SMEs with high growth potential Illustrating Advantages of Listing Co-coordinating with Banks and Angel Investors for bringing the companies on this platform Target industries at different locations and SME clusters Attract promising SMEs and the start.ups by professionals Attracting the SMEs through – Chamber of commerce – Industry department under state government – Industry Associations 50 .
Marketing Activities Road Shows Jointly organizing seminars with the ‘Chamber of Commerce' of different states for illustrating advantages of listing Training Programs Advisory Committee Segment Awareness Programs Reaching the potential SME companies through web portals and mails 51 .
Reaching SMEs across the country We have been conducting the Seminars for educating the SMEs on the benefits of listing and preparations required for listing on the SME Platform. 52 . We have detailed Marketing plan to reach out to the SMEs spread across the country. New Delhi. Gujarat. We are also educating the professionals through the platform of ICSI and ICAI . Andhra Pradesh. Kolkata etc and lined up large number of Seminars to cover other parts of the country. We are tying up with channel partners which include various institutes and associations engaged in the development of SMEs so as to create awareness among the SME companies about the benefits of listing at this platform. as the professionals can play important role in educating the promoters and management of SMEs. We have already conducted the Seminars in Maharashtra.
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