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How to Apply for Buyback in Zerodha?

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In our former post, we’ve given detailed information on what the buyback is in the share market, what is the requirement of it and how the investors get benefited from it. If you are a regular follower of the market, you may get different news on the buybacks of various companies. Suppose, one of the company’s stocks you hold announces a buyback, you may participate in the same if you wish to, through your broker (Zerodha).  Here. I will guide you on how to Apply for Buyback in Zerodha. After providing a brief introduction to the buyback we will move to the main content on how to apply for it.

FAQs on Buyback

How do I apply for Buyback?

First of all, open your Demat and, go to the tab of the IPO. You will find the details of the buyback companies. Click over on which company buyback you want to work with. Then enter the desired quantity of shares to be sold. Lastly, submit it and wait for your good luck after the cut off date.

How can I get buyback from Zerodha?

Open your Zerodha kite account. Then go to the back office or console section. There you can find options for Buyback shares. Once you open it, automatically, all the recent buyback deals will come there. You choose your preferable one and click on it. After that, select your quantity and enter the final order.

What is the difference between OFS and Buyback?

OFS is the offer for sale or simply selling the shares through the exchange of some listed companies. Offer for sale enables the promoters to dilute their holdings in listed companies. And Buyback means when a company buys or repurchasing its own shares to improve its financial ratios. You can found both OFS and Buyback options in the Zerodha platform.

What is the Buyback in the Stock Market?

Buyback is a particular mechanism by which enables a company to purchase back its own shares from the shareholders or the market. Here are the reasons for the buyback.

  1. To improve a company’s earnings per share or EPS.
  2. Achieve optimum capital structure in a company.
  3. To enhance consolidation of the stake in the company.
  4. Another important reason is to increase the value of the share by reducing its supply.

Methods of Buyback Shares

The buyback can be done in four ways, the open market purchase, fixed price tender offer, Dutch Auction tender offer, and, direct negotiation.

  • Open Market Buyback: In the Open market, the company buys back its own share from the secondary market.
  • Fixed Price Tender Offer: On the other side, under the tender offer, investors can tender shares during the buyback offer. Previously, most of the market preferred the open market route. Here are some reasons for the buyback.
  • Dutch Auction Tender Offer: In this Dutch auction, a company makes a tender offer to the shareholders to buy back shares. And gives a range of possible prices. Then, the shareholders can make their bids by specifying the number of shares. And also the minimum price at which they want to sell their shares.
  • Direct negotiation: Here, a company directly approaches to one or multiple large shareholders just to buy back the company’s shares from them. In this case, the share purchasing price includes the premium. 

How to Apply for Buyback in Zerodha?

Suppose, currently you hold stocks of a specific company and the company announces a buyback. If you wish you may participate in the buyback program through your broker. Here, we will place Zerodha as an example. Now, let’s find out

How do you participate in BuyBack?

  • So, if you are eligible for the buyback, you will receive a Tender form to your own registered email id from the Company.
  • You can also apply for the buyback on Console (from Zerodha).
  • Now, once the shares are tendered in the buyback, you require to pass on the details of the shares, so that it can be updated in your Zerodha smallcase as well.

Steps to Apply Buyback

Steps are as follows:

Firstly, you have to have an ACCOUNT with ZERODHA. From the Zerodha Back Office or Console, one can apply in the buyback in Zerodha. After reaching to the console page, see the above right corner side portfolio section. There you can find corporate action. I’ve highlighted the area.

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After clicking on the corporate action, you will find OFS & Buybacks. The buyback offers will be automatically updated here. Just like, now, the offer is going on ONGC, TATAINVEST, etc.

How to Apply for Buyback in Zerodha

After that, select your preferred stock and select “options” and then click on “place order”.

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Lastly, enter the number of shares you want to tender and select the ‘Submit’ option.  

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For buyback tenders, charges will be applied Rs.20+18% GST.

Time Limit

Here, Buyback or Takeover or Delisting orders are collected until 6:00 PM in the evening. It is just one day prior to the offer end date. You need to ensure to hold sufficient quantities in your DEMAT account on the offer end date. Just remember, do not sell the shares after placing the order)

Important Points

  •  When the buyback window closes, the acceptance ratio will be calculated. It depends on the number of shares tendered and the number of retail investors (applied for the buyback).
  • If investors tender more shares than their entitlement, then either these additional shares will be accepted for buyback or not will solely depend on the acceptance ratio (decided by the company).
  • You can find the details of the upcoming buyback on Zerodha Bulletin.
  • If you still face any problem, you can contact their service center.


  • You cannot apply all buybacks using Zerodha Console. In case, if the buyback option can’t be seen in Console, investors have to send a scanned copy of the “Tender Form”. They can fill up the tender form by creating a ticket. The company will send the updates to their registered email ID or address.

I hope the article How to Apply for Buyback in Zerodha will guide investors properly. Zerodha not only provides full information regarding the recent buybacks offers but also gives investors the opportunity to work with it.

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