Markets regulator SEBI may soon review its framework for listing of start-ups, including e-commerce firms, while incorporating suggestions from various stakeholders to make this platform much more vibrant.
The Institutional Trading Platform (ITP) is yet to see any start-up listing ever since an easier set of compliance and disclosure requirements was notified in August 2015.
These norms have been put in place to encourage Indian start-ups and entrepreneurs to remain within the country rather than go abroad for funds.
Under the rules, start-ups can list on the separate ITP of stock exchanges such as BSE and NSE.
The platform is open to only institutional investors and high networth individuals (HNIs) while retail investors have been excluded in order to safeguard small investors against a higher level of risks associated with this platform.
Many start-ups believe that the current listing norms are unattractive for them to list in India. Moreover, not a single company got listed on the relaxed ITP platform.
Now, SEBI is likely to review the ITP norms soon. It will also incorporate suggestions from various stakeholders to make this platform much more vibrant, sources said.
SEBI’S Primary Market Advisory Committee (PMAC) has also suggested that norms should be reviewed as the matter progresses.