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Which are the top 10 hot and best unlisted shares to buy in 2021 in India?

Buying unlisted shares might be a risky bet for the investors, but for those who seek value over a longer period at a discounted rate, the unlisted market is a better proposition for them. However, there are many novices and gullible retail investors who fancy seeking value in the pre-IPO industry but are trapped in the wrong bets or at lofted valuations.

Here is a list of the top 10 hot and best-unlisted shares to buy in 2021 in India, which investors can buy for a longer period and make a good profit.

1. Lava International (DRHP for IPO to be process next month)
The IPO-bound mobile maker is a leader in various countries across the globe. The company is held strong in 11 countries of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin American nations. Its wide range of product portfolio of tablets, feature phones, and smartphones at competitive rates make it a decent play, and the PLI scheme is an added advantage for it.

Noida Headquartered Lava International has filed its DRHP with markets regulator SEBI to hit the primary markets. The company recently rewarded investors with a 1:1 bonus after splitting the shares in the same ratio. In the financial year 2019-20 the company reported net revenue of Rs 5,264 crore and net profit of Rs 107 crore, with an EPS of 8.24.

2. Sterlite Power Transmission (DRHP Filed for IPO)
Another IPO-bound firm from the Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Group is a hot cake in the unlisted share. The company is highly undervalued and if thanks farewell to it, it can be a game-changer for investors. The company brags 12,500 km of the circuit and 22,719 MVA, giving a  strong penetration in India and Brazil.

The company is rapidly focusing on the reduction of debt and rapid electrification along EV play will add to more opportunities for the company. Also, the business is a high-margin one. The company reported a revenue of Rs 2,933.85 crore in the fiscal year 2021 with a net profit of Rs 362.92 crore.

3. AGS Transact (DRHP Filed for IPO)
A leading player in end-to-end cash and digital payment solution provider, AGS Transact is a prime fintech player. Covering more than 2,200 cities and towns of the country, the Mumbai-based player has more than 4.2 lakh touchpoints, through which it provides banking, retail, petroleum, and other services.

In the financial year 2020, the company reported a revenue of more than Rs 1,800 crore and incurred a profit of Rs 83 crore with an EPS of 7. The company will likely file its IPO draft soon with Sebi. Increasing digital payment and banking reach open the gateway for more business opportunities for the company.

4. Studds Accessories (IPO in 1-2 years)
Incorporated in 1972, Studds Accessories is a global leader in helmets, motorcycle luggage, and riding gear. It is the only Indian player, which is certified by the European  Safety Agency. The company has a vast network of dealers to showcase their more than four dozen products, marking their presence in more than 40 nations in the world.

In the FY2020, the Faridabad-based company made more than 6.6 million helmets as the demand for personal mobility rose exponentially. In FY 2019-20, the company reported a revenue of Rs 484.2 crore, with a Profit after Tax of Rs 74 crore, with an EPS of 37. The IPO of Studds is much awaited by the investors on Dalal Street.

5. Elofic Industries
The lubricant manufacturer was incorporated in 1973, and later also added automobile filters in the foray. As of present, it manufactures a complete range of filters and lube in its half a dozen facilities located in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, supplying the products to more than a score of global and international clients.

The Faridabad-based lube maker reported a net profit of Rs 30.96 crore in the financial year ended on March 31, with an income of Rs Rs 266.61 crore during the year. The company reported a super-strong EPS of 123.44 during the fiscal. The company has a wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States.

6. Martin and Harris Laboratories
It is part of well known Apeejay Group, which is among the oldest and largest business conglomerates. The company is engaged in the business of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemicals, and botanical products through its units in Himachal Pradesh, along with a significant share of the derivative and investment business.

The pharmaceutical-cum-investment player reported a total income of Rs 296 crore in the fiscal year ended on March 31, 2021. The company clocked a net profit of Rs 70 crore with a strong EPS of 70. The company’s investment business contributes little less than half of its revenue, which makes it a decent play for high-risk plays.

7. Chennai Super Kings
Who is not aware of the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, which is one of the most buzzed unlisted counters. The multi-time champion is one of the companies facing the wrath of a global pandemic, but once the normalcy is restored, things are expected to be on track. The company is expected to be the most valued and profit-making IPL franchise.

The auction of forthcoming two franchises, the company is likely to be related, thanks to the strong topline despite the covid-19. However, the bottom line of the company has suffered due to the higher expenses. The Chennai-based IPL franchise has reported a net profit of Rs 40.26 crore, with a revenue of Rs 247.83 crore in the FY2020-21.

8. Ncl-Buildtek (IPO in 1-2 years)
The company is the sole licensee from India for ICP plasters. The company has recently bagged a multi-million order from the Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation Limited (APSHCL). The company has a super stronghold in southern India including states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana, and Maharashtra.

The company is eyeing to expand its product portfolio and exploring more business segments into the arsenal. The company reported a revenue of Rs 265 crore in the financial year 2020-21, with a net loss of Rs 7 crore. However, the company is expected to be in the black soon.

9. Five-Star Business (DRHP Filed)

Formed in the year 1982, Five Star is a non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), specialized in providing financial services to address the needs of unbanked, and unserved segments, funding the people who were perceived to be non-fundable. The customers include all the way from small shop owners, flower vendors, maids, masons to small and medium enterprises that form the backbone of India’s economy.

The focus area of the company is to strike its operations to more and more under-served self-employed and Small Business customers and help them access credit on reasonable terms by opening more branches in the semi-urban/rural areas.
The company has one wholly-owned subsidiary called Five-Star Housing Finance Private Limited which was incorporated on 28th September 2015, registered with the National Housing Bank (NHB) as a non-deposit taking Housing Finance Company (HFC).

10. Reliance Retail 
Back by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries, Reliance Retail is one of the most demanded unlisted shares in the country. Despite all hiccups and negative new flows like compulsory buyback or jitted to its deal with Kishor Biyani’s Future Group in the market, the company is commanding more market value than its parent company, only due to super-strong demand.

After raising funds via stake sale to the global private equity funds, the company is eyeing to become the one-stop solution for the needs of households. The strong physical presence and partnership with Jio for e-commerce, make it an all-around play. The company clocked a revenue of Rs 1,31,926 crore in FY21, with a net profit of Rs 4,586 crore and EPS of 8.92.

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