Altius is India’s leading platform which facilitates buying and selling of Unlisted, Pre-IPO and privately held shares. We ensure liquidity for our clients by providing a two-way (buy & sell) quote on all investments on our platform, fostering trust and transparency
Invest in Industry Leaders with an established track record and profitability. These companies are already on different stages of an IPO track.
Start Up Investing
Invest in disruptive, new-age growth stage startups at lower minimums. Invest alongside venture capital and private equity funds.
ESOP Shareholders & Existing Investors
Unlock the value of your equity and diversify your holdings. Get exits from ESOPs in startups at attractive market valuations.
We believe in enabling access to alternative sources of investments at lower entry barriers to private equity investments.
For investors We curate investment opportunities in companies at reasonable valuations which are on the verge of an IPO leading to massive value unlocking. Investments are backed by thorough research and sound investment thesis, with a time bound exit plan.
For ESOP Shareholder and Existing Investor We assist them to liquidate their shares even if they are not publicly traded by creating a platform where we find the right buyers and sellers for the best prices.
25+ Years of experience
More than 15,000 deals
300 crores plus transaction Value
Over 8,000 clients served
Real Time Execution
Best in Class execution speed - Offer Note to Deal execution (transfer of funds and shares) happens within 24 hours
Best prices in the industry
We provide a buy-sell quote on every trade. Huge client base and massive volumes help us to provide best rates in the industry
Guided Simplified Process
Over the years our best in class process has been simplified. Additionally, our associates will hand hold you through every step of the way
In depth Research & Analysis
Our analysts are adept at finding investment opportunities and back those up with fundamental and industry analysis.
No Hidden/Service Charges
We charge no brokerage / commission / service charges on our sale or purchase transactions.
I am very happy with the services provided by Abhishek securities. I wanted to buy 100 shares of HDB financial services and with in a day the shares were credited in my demat account after making my payment. It was a very nice experience.
I am from Chennai, getting into share trading. I am new. Abhishek Securities, Altius were very supportive. Mr Ranjit Thakur was helping like his brother, following me, even supported by talking with my DEMAT branch. I recommend this team with Mr Sandip. I will have more business with them. More reliable.
Sandip and I have dealt a few times and they are pretty fast and professional. He is supported by Ranjit Thakur who is very helpful and a thorough professional.
Saraswat Das Gupta
Excellent Service.Staff is very corteous and the rates are one the best. They keep their word
One of the best and biggest organization, who deals in non listed shares. Very professional and genuine process follower in transactions. Reliable and one stop shop for trading in non listed shares.
What are unlisted shares?
Equity shares of a company that are not yet listed on the Stock Exchanges like BSE, NSE, MSEI, etc. are called unlisted equity shares.
Who sells private shares?
Existing stakeholders, promoters or employees who have equity shares of an unlisted company and early investors who wish to get value of their investment. We create a platform for people to sell their ESOP shares to us at attractive valuations, creating liquidity for companies.
Are the shares of private companies in DEMAT form?
Yes most shares are transferable through the DEMAT process. Some private companies might be transferred through physical mode as well.
What are pre-IPO shares?
Pre-IPO shares are of companies who are up for an Initial Public Offering, making them a listed company on a Stock Exchange. An IPO event is recognised as unlocking true value out of a company’s share as it is available for every one to buy and sell on an exchange.
What are the pros of Investing in Unlisted Shares?
- Reasonable Valuations Unlisted/Pre IPO trade a certain discount to their listed comparables and thus generate superior returns
- Preferred Access Invest with VCs and Private Equity Funds in companies which are not otherwise available to retail investors
- Diversification Get access to sectors/geographies which are not currently present in the listed markets (Eg. Startup space, Gaming Industry, IPL via CSK etc)
What is the process of buying and selling unlisted shares?
To know more about the process of how investments in unlisted shares work (click on link)
What are the type of risks associated with an investment in unlisted shares?
- Liquidity RiskSince the shares are not traded on an exchange, they are subject to liquidity risk.
- Niche MarketThe market for unlisted shares is relatively smaller than the one on a stock exchange.
What is the lock in period for any investment in unlisted shares?
The minimum lock in period applicable after purchase of unlisted shares is 6 months.
What is the safety regarding the payment?
- Altius is the market leader in the unlisted space and has been covered in leading publications (Click on link) (ET, Financial Express, Forbes etc).
- We are the preferred partners for Reliance Securities, Karvy, Edelweiss and have worked with most other leading wealth management firms in the past.
- We also provide an option of escrow services to our clients and have ICICI and HDFC Bank stand as our guarantors of executions.
What is the exit timeframe for any investment in unlisted shares?
The time frame varies from company to company and in what stage of business the company is in. 2-5 years is considered an average timeframe for investments in unlisted shares. If the company does not come up for an IPO, the investor can sell the shares in the active grey market. We actively provide a two way quote in most of the stocks we deal in.
What are our previous investments?
We have been active in unlisted space for the last 20 years. You can click here for a detailed table on our past investments and exits.
What are the tax implications of investing in unlisted shares?
Unlisted Stock is not listed on any recognised stock exchange. Thus, the Company does not pay STT i.e. Securities Transaction Tax on such shares. The period of holding is 24 months.
Income Tax on Trading (Click on link) in unlisted shares is similar to the tax treatment of other capital assets (Click on link). The following are the income tax rates on the sale of unlisted shares of a Domestic Company or Foreign Company.
- Long Term Capital Gain – 20% with Indexation
- Short Term Capital Gain – taxed as per slab rates
- In the case of a Non-Resident, LTCG on Unlisted Stock is 10% without Indexation.
What is the minimum amount one can invest in a Pre-IPO?
Depending on the stock,the minimum amount can be between Rs.20,000-Rs.50,000
Is Altius Investech a registered investment advisor?
We are not a registered Investment Advisor and we do not recommend to buy/hold/sell any shares. Please consult your financial advisor before investing.
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