eMudhra IPO: Anchor Placement details

emudhra ipo anchor placement details

by 5paisa Research Team Last Updated: 2022-12-09T11:46:03+05:30

The anchor issue of eMudhra Limited saw a robust response on 19th May 2022 and the announcement was made late on Thursday. The IPO opens on 20th May 2022 in the price band of Rs.243 to Rs.256 and shall remain open for 3 working days and close on 24th May 2022. Let us focus on the anchor allotment portion ahead of the IPO.

Before we go into the details of the actual anchor allotment, a quick word on the process of anchor placement. The anchor placement ahead of an IPO/FPO is different from a pre-IPO placement in that the anchor allocation has a lock-in period of just one month, although under the new rules, part of the anchor portion will be locked in for 3 months. It is just to give confidence to investors that the issue is backed by large established institutions. However, the anchor investors cannot be allotted shares at a discount.

Anchor placement story of eMudhra

On 19th May 2022, eMudhra Limited completed the bidding for its anchor allocation. There was a strong response as the anchor investors participated through the process of book building. A total of 48,37,336 (48.37 lakh shares approx.) shares were allotted to a total of 9 anchor investors comprising of 5 mutual fund schemes registered with SEBI and 4 foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) and others registered with SEBI. The allocation was done at the upper IPO price band of Rs.256 resulting in an overall anchor allocation of Rs.123.84 crore.

Listed below are the 9 anchor investors who have been allotted shares of eMudhra as part of the anchor allocation in the IPO. Out of the total anchor allocation of Rs.123.84 crore, the entire allocation was done to the 9 investors tabulated below.


Anchor Investor

No. of Shares

% of Anchor Portion

Value Allocated


Hornbill Orchid India Fund



Rs.29.29 crore


Baring Private Equity Fund



Rs.15.48 crore


Abakkus Growth Fund (2)



Rs.13.81 crore


Pinebridge India Equity Fund



Rs.13.81 crore


SBI Technology Opportunities Fund



Rs.13.81 crore


Nippon India Small Cap Fund



Rs.13.81 crore


Motilal Oswal Dynamic Fund



Rs.10.01 crore


Aditya Birla SL Digital India Fund



Rs.6.91 crore


Aditya Birla SL Small Cap Fund



Rs.6.91 crore


Total Anchor Allocation



Rs.123.84 crore


Data Source: BSE Filings

The strong response to the anchor portion is a good sign ahead of the IPO opening. The GMP may not be too reliable in the current market conditions due to the high levels of uncertainty and volatility in the markets. The QIB portion in the IPO will be reduced to the extent of the anchor placement done above. Only the balance amount will be available for QIB allocation as part of the regular IPO.

The general norm is that, in anchor placements, smaller issues find it hard to get FPIs interested while larger issues do not interest mutual funds. EMudhra Limited, due to its unique positioning in the Indian psyche, its popular retail digital brand and its profitable operations has got interest from both FPIs and mutual funds. Since there are only 9 anchor investors in all for the issue, the entire list of anchors has been included in the anchor list above. There are no additional anchor investors other than the 9 mentioned above.

Out of the total 48.37 lakh shares allotted by way of anchor placement, EMudhra Limited allotted a total of 20.09 lakh shares to 5 domestic mutual fund schemes across 4 AMCs. The mutual fund allocation represents 41.54% of the overall anchor allocation.

The anchor allotment was finalized in consultation with the book running lead managers to the IPO of e-Mudhra Ltd viz. IIFL Securities Ltd, Yes Securities Ltd and Indorient Financial Services Ltd.

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