Quiz: All About IPOs in 2020

Editorial and Content Intern, TRANSFIN
Dec 16, 2020 12:41 PM 3 min play

Despite the pandemic, it has been a good year for IPOs.

The shares of nearly all companies that went public in India have recorded gains over the issue price. This suggests that the lockdown may have encouraged people to take a closer look at investing. SBI Cards, Burger King India and Gland Pharma were some companies that debuted this year - and were oversubscribed.

The international IPO stage was no different.

This success is not without its share of criticism including from those who were not allotted the shares. Whether the Nifty 50 Index gaining close to 80% from its 52-week low is a temporary rebound or growth that's here to stay, time will tell.

How much do you know about the IPOs that took place this year? Take the Quiz to find out!

Without much further adieu, here's what awaits you:

  1. Burger King India went public in early December, reaching full subscription within only two hours. Which private equity firm held 99.39% stake in the company at the time of the IPO?
  2. X is a company with a largely B2B model and a market in 60 Countries. Its 2020 IPO was the largest public listing by a Chinese-owned Indian company. Name X.
  3. DoorDash is the biggest food delivery service in the US. Owing to the pandemic, its revenues rose sharply yet, according to the prospectus, it did not manage to make a profit. Yes or No?
  4. Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is usually averse to young companies and IPOs. But which IPO attracted an investment of more than half a billion dollars from it?
  5. The IPO for Mrs. Bectors Food, a bread and biscuits maker, opened in December. How big was the issue?
  6. Airbnb was valued at $18bn in a private fundraising round in April. It crossed _____ in valuation on its first day of trading, making it the biggest US IPO in 2020.
  7. Like Airbnb, Snowflake Inc. opened at more than double its price on its debut. Which industry is it a part of?
  8. Besides Airbnb and Snowflake Inc., two tech companies - Lemonade and Agora - saw their share prices doubling on debut. What criticism have their IPOs attracted?
  9. Palantir went public with a direct listing instead of an IPO. What does that mean?
  10. Which was the largest Indian IPO of 2020 in terms of issue size?


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