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Anchor Investor

A Qualified Institutional Buyer(QIB), applying in an IPO under the Anchor Investor Portion and who has Bid for an amount of atleast ₹10 Crore.

Anchor Investor definition

Introduced in 2009 by SEBI, an Anchor Investor is a Qualified institutions buyer who makes an application of a value of at least Rs. 10 crores or more in public issue made through Book building process.

Key highlights:

  1. An Anchor Investor can apply for value of at least Rs. 10 crores
  2. Up to 30% of the total issue size can be allotted to Anchor Investors
  3. One-third of the anchor investor portion can be reserved for domestic mutual funds
  4. Anchor Investors is offered shares in an IPO a day before the offer opens
  5. There is a lock-in period of 30 days on the shares allotted to the Anchor Investor so anchor investor can't sell his/her shares for at least 30 days after the allotment
  6. None of the family members, relatives, merchant banker or promoters can apply for shares under the anchor investor category
  7. If the price is fixed through the book building process is higher than the price at which shares were allotted to anchor investors, then these anchor investors have to bring in additional money. But if the book built price is fixed on lower than the price at which the allocation is made to Anchor Investor, the excess amount is not refunded to them.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. Where can I find the list of Anchor Investors for an IPO?

    An IPO's Anchor Investors details are published in BSE Notices and NSE Circulars a day before the IPO opens for the public.



3. Uday Gangurde  Sep 6, 2021 4:44:13 AM I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
How to calculate anchor exit dates?
2. Chirag  Nov 11, 2020 8:48:30 PM I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
From where shares of anchor investors come, is it from IPO shares or additional shares are released by company? If its from IPO then do they get counted in QIB portion.
1. Yogesh  Sep 16, 2020 8:26:03 PM I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Anchor investor list kaha dekhne ko milti hai
1.1. Team  Oct 7, 2020 9:48:37 PM I Like It. | Report Abuse
Dear Mr Yogesh,
The anchor investors list is share by the lead manager with exchange a day before IPO opens for public. The exchanges publishes it on their website under circulars or notices section.