Friday, November 21, 2008
Plans Open Offer For Additional 20% Shares
Values Fem Care At Rs 282.4 Crores
Mumbai, November 21st, 2008: Dabur India Ltd today announced the acquisition of 72.15% of Fem Care Pharma Ltd (FCPL), a leading player in the women’s skin care products market, for Rs 203.7 Crores in an all-cash deal.
The board of directors of Dabur India Ltd approved the acquisition at a board meeting held in Mumbai today. The transaction ascribes a price per share of Rs 800, which translates into an equity valuation of Rs 282.4 Crores and an enterprise valuation of approximately Rs 300 Crores of Fem Care Pharma Ltd. Dabur will make an open offer for an additional 20% shares in the Company as required under the takeover regulations.
“Acquisition of Fem Care Pharma is in line with our strategy to aggressively expand Dabur’s scale of operations and strengthen its presence in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) space. This transaction would give Dabur an entry into the high-growth skin care market with an established brand name ‘FEM’. Further, Dabur also has the potential to extend the brand into newer and related skin care categories,” said Dr. Anand Burman, Chairman, Dabur India Ltd.
Fem Care Pharma Ltd, which has a leadership position in the fairness bleach category and a strong market position in hair removal and liquid soap category, is best known for its brand ‘FEM’. The other brands in its portfolio include Oxybleach cream, Botanica anti-ageing cream, Stratum colour protecting hair conditioners, SAKA men’s bleach and Bambi fabric softeners. FCPL, which reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 9.75 crores in the first half of the 2008-09 fiscal on a turnover of Rs 54.45 crores, also has a sizeable international market presence in markets such as Yemen, MaldivesMauritius, Malaysia, UAE, Oman etc.
“The acquisition brings to Dabur a portfolio of well-known household brands that enjoy a pole position in their respective categories, offering us a strong platform to enter newer product categories and markets. Fem’s brands fit in well with Dabur’s future growth plans, both for India and international markets. As with our previous acquisition and subsequent integration of Balsara’s Hygiene and Home products businesses, the Fem Care Pharma Ltd transaction too would offer substantial synergies for expanding the reach of Fem’s brands in all our geographies as well as better management of overall system costs,” said Mr. Sunil Duggal, CEO, Dabur India Ltd.
strengths of Dabur will help expand the distribution of Fem’s brands across India and fuel faster growth for the company, both in India and abroad, thereby enhancing shareholder value,” said Ms Sunita Ramnathkar, Joint Managing Director, Fem Care Pharma Ltd.
“As Dabur gains access to Fem’s research capabilities, we believe it will be able to broaden the company’s product portfolio and further capitalize on the emerging opportunities in domestic and international markets,” said Mr. Sunil H. Pophale, Chairman & Managing Director, Fem Care Pharma Ltd.
KPMG Corporate Finance was the financial advisor to the promoters of Fem Care Pharma Ltd and Ambit Corporate Finance was the financial advisor to Dabur India Ltd.
About Fem Care Pharma
Promoted in 1982, Fem Care Pharma is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. The company markets a range of bleach, liquid soaps and hair removing creams under the brand FEM, besides fabric softeners and stain removers under the Bambi brand. The company has its manufacturing facilities in Nashik (Maharashtra) and Baddi (Himachal Pradesh). Its distribution reach covers 1.25 lakh retail outlets and 25,000 parlours directly.
Dabur India Limited is one of India’s leading FMCG Companies. Building on a legacy of quality and experience for over 120 years, Dabur is today India’s most trusted name and the world’s largest Ayurvedic and Natural Health Care Company. Dabur India's FMCG portfolio today includes five flagship brands with distinct brand identities -- Dabur as the master brand for natural healthcare products, Vatika for premium personal care, Hajmola for digestives, Réal for fruit-based beverages and Anmol for affordable personal care business.
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