How to Subscribe to IPOs

Understanding IPOs

An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the process of issuing shares of a private company to the public.

A public share issuance allows a company to raise capital from investors, transitioning from a private to a public company. That’s why an IPO is also commonly known as “going public.”

After the IPO, the company remains publicly listed on the market and its shares are traded through the exchange.

Explore multiple ways to Subscribe to IPO

IPO subscriptions allow you to purchase soon-to-be-issued company shares at an attractive price prior to the issue date. Subscriptions are the first opportunity for non-private investors to buy company shares in the main market. Here you can learn how to take advantage of upcoming IPOs.

IPO Subscriptions via DFM App
DFM Mobile App

Our mobile app will guide you step by step through the IPO subscription process.

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IPO Subscriptions via IPO platform
IPO Subscription Platform

You can subscribe online through our IPO Platform. Subscriptions are only available during designated subscription periods.

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Receiving Banks

You also have the option to subscribe directly through a company’s receiving bank. The Prospectus of the issuing company will include a list of participating bank branches and available subscription methods.

An active DFM Investor Number (NIN) is required for all subscription methods. Get one in minutes through the DFM app. Get DFM Mobile App

Payment Methods

You can pay for IPO subscriptions through:

iVestor Card

Your card must be activated and contain sufficient funds.

Subscribe through UAE Payment Gateway

Subscribe online through the UAE Central Bank payment gateway by connecting your bank account.

Direct Transfer

Make a direct transfer to the specified bank account number.

IPO Subscription FAQs

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