Jun 09, 2010

Bombay High Court Okays Fem Care Merger With Dabur

Press release

New Delhi
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
New Delhi, June 9, 2010: India’s largest natural healthcare company Dabur India Ltd today announced that the Bombay High Court has approved the merger of Fem Care Pharma with Dabur India Ltd. The High Court, Bombay, has approved the scheme of amalgamation, which was earlier approved by equity shareholders, secured & unsecured creditors of Dabur, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the High Court of Delhi.
“This approval represents a significant step forward for Dabur in the strategy to accelerate growth in our core FMCG business. Besides giving Dabur a strong foothold in the high-growth skin care market with an established brand name FEM, this merger also offers us a platform to enter newer product categories and markets. As with our previous acquisition and subsequent integration of Balsara’s Hygiene and Home products businesses, the Fem Care Pharma Ltd acquisition too would offer substantial synergies for expanding the reach of Fem’s brands in all our geographies,” said Mr P D Narang, Group Director, Dabur India Ltd.
The scheme of amalgamation was approved under the provisions of Sections 391 to 394 of the Companies Act, 1956 with the appointed date for the merger being April 1, 2009.
Dabur India Ltd had acquired 72.15% of Fem for Rs 203.7 Crores in an all-cash deal. After obtaining the regulatory approvals, Dabur acquired additional 20% stake for Rs 56 Crores through an Open Offer. With the completion of this transaction, Fem Care Pharma became a subsidiary of Dabur India Ltd. The Bombay High Court nod marks the final step towards the completion of Fem Care Pharma’s amalgamation with Dabur India Ltd.
Fem Care Pharma, 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 and SAKA men’s bleach. The company also has a sizeable international market presence in markets such as Yemen, Maldives, Mauritius, Malaysia, UAE, Oman etc.
About Dabur:
Dabur India Ltd is one of India’s leading FMCG Companies. Building on a legacy of quality and experience for over 125 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 includes five flagship brands with distinct brand identities -- Dabur as the master brand for natural healthcare products, Vatika for premium hair care, Hajmola for digestives, Réal for fruit-based beverages and Fem for skin care.
For Details :
Mr. Byas Anand Corporate Communications Dabur India Limited PH:- 95120-3982000, 3001000 extn 2101/2547 Fax: 95120-4374935 Email:corpcomm@dabur.com


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