Frequently Ask Questions

Firstly, to begin with, we listen to our client’s requirements, their financial goals like F.I.R.E. etc. and understand their risk appetite. Post the initial evaluation we recommend portfolio allocation strategy based on their goals and carefully select the portfolio with customized investment planning and continuous engagement.

The Capital market, where companies or governments directly issue securities (debt-based or equity-based) to raise funds, is called Primary Market. In the Primary Market, the issuer sells securities at predetermined prices. The buyers in the market can be financial institutions, corporates, mutual funds, and individuals.

The secondary market is the capital market, where securities are traded among investors (through Stock exchange). Trading can happen between Financial institutions, individual investors, or both. The issuer doesn’t participate in trading. The price of the securities in the Secondary Market is dependent on current demand and supply.

An unlisted public company is one that is not listed on any stock exchange but can have an unlimited number of shareholders to raise capital for any commercial venture.

KYC is the mandatory requirement set by SEBI to verify the customer details to prevent money laundering. This is a simple yet essential step that is to be undertaken by every investor.

Dematerialization or Demat in short is the process through which an investor’s physical share certificate gets converted to electronic format which is maintained in an account with the Depository Participant.

A depository is responsible for holding the securities of a shareholder in electronic form.

  • Is dematerialization compulsory for private companies?
    Unless the Private Company is a small company as per the definition of Companies Act 2013, it is mandatory for private Companies to issue securities in demat after 30th September 2024. Investors also need to demat their holdings if they want to transfer the secutities after 30th Sept 2024.
  • Benefits of Dematerialization?
    • Elimination of risks associated with physical certificate
    • Improving the corporate governance system
    • Preventing malpractices
    • Ease in Transfer, Pledge, etc.
    • Ease in Mergers and Consolidation of Companies
    • Loan against securities which are held in a DEMAT by offering it as a collateral to the lender
    • Paperless

Please Note:

  • Unlisted shares transactions are not executed on Sunday’s or off days wherein Broker or DP is non-operational.
  • For all Off Market physical Transactions DIS and Annexure needs to be submitted to DP / Broker for execution before 4 PM for processing & execution.
  • NSDL / CDSL are non operational on all holidays. Digital or Offline share transfer is not possible.
  • Digital share transfer for NSDL using Speed-e and CDSL – Easiest can be executed latest by 8 pm on Monday – Friday and until 2 pm on Saturday in case of Inter- Depository Transfer.
  • In case of Intra- Depository Transfers via Speed-e and CDSL -Easiest can be executed latest by 9.30 pm on Monday – Friday and 4 PM on Saturday.

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Income/loss from Sale of equity shares is covered under the head ‘Capital Gains’ with  indexation benefits

  1. Long term capital gains, or
  2. Short term capital gains.

Short-term capital gains (STCG)
If unlisted equity shares are sold within 24 months of purchase, the seller may make short term capital gain (STCG) or incur a short-term capital loss (STCL). The seller makes short-term capital gain when shares are sold at a price higher than the purchase price.

Short-term capital gains are taxable at Slab rate .

Long-term capital gains (LTCG)
If unlisted equity shares are sold after 24 months of purchase, the seller may make a long-term capital gain (LTCG) or incur a long-term capital loss (LTCL).

Long-term capital gains are taxable at 20% after the benefit of Indexation.

Clients who wants to trade in unlisted assets and does not have Demat, can write to us at

We are sorry to hear that. You can follow below steps for requesting to add a company of your interest. Please write to us at

Our research team will work on the same and you will see the same on our website within 48 – 72 hrs.

A person who is not a resident of India is considered to be a non-resident of India (NRI). You are a resident if your stay in India for a given financial year is (i) 182 days or more, or (ii) 60 days or more and 365 days or more in the 4 immediately preceding previous years.

An individual is said to be a resident in the tax year if he/she is: physically present in India for a period of 182 days or more in the tax year (182-day rule),

Stay in India for the immediately 4 preceding years is 365 days or more and 60 days or more in the relevant financial year.

Any client who wishes to make the bulk deal, can get immediately get in touch with us on

We believe in a safe and transparent process. Atum Capital relies on price discovery between Buyers and Sellers through a one to one negotiation. You can refer to the recent deal price of subject company or price of similar traded companies in unlisted space. You can also refer to factors like current market conditions, demand/supply factors, quantity to trade etc.

The end prices vary from company to company based on funding stage, time since last raise, performance, growth potential, etc. Ultimately, demand and supply set the price for any unlisted shares at any particular point in time.

The process is as easy as placing an order at any e-commerce platform by entering few details such as:

  • PAN Card copy
  • DEMAT Account details such as CML Copy (Client Master copy) And DIS (Delivery Instruction Slip)
  • Bank account details

The CDSL Demat account number is 16 digit numeric code and NSDL code is a 14 digit numeric code that starts with IN. For example, a Demat account number assigned by CDSL will be 0143876589104321 while an NSDL Demat account will have a number in the format of IN01234567891011.