Jun 25, 2009

Dabur India Completes Acquisition Of Fem Care Pharma

Press release

New Delhi
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Fem is now a subsidiary of Dabur India Ltd.
Mumbai, June 25th, 2009: Dabur India Ltd., one of India’s leading FMCG Companies, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Fem Care Pharma Ltd, a leading player in the women’s skin care products market. The transaction was approved at a board meeting held in Mumbai today.
Dabur India Ltd had earlier 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 54 Crores through an Open Offer. With the completion of this transaction, Fem Care Pharma is now a subsidiary of Dabur India Ltd.
“With this acquisition, Dabur has consolidated its position as a leading Indian consumer goods company with presence across key categories like Skin Care, Hair Care, Oral Care, Health Care and Foods. The completion of this acquisition represents a significant step for Dabur in our strategy to accelerate growth in our core FMCG business. We are now focused on quickly seizing the attractive opportunities this transaction has created for us to increase top-line growth as well as achieving significant cost synergies,” said Dabur India Ltd Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sunil Duggal.
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, Stratum colour protecting hair conditioners 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.
“Besides an entry into the high-growth skin care market with an established brand name FEM, this transaction also offers Dabur a strong 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 transaction too would offer substantial synergies for expanding the reach of Fem’s brands in all our geographies,” Mr. Duggal added.
About Dabur
Dabur India Limited 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 today includes four flagship brands with distinct brand identities -- Dabur as the master brand for natural healthcare products, Vatika for premium personal care, Hajmola for digestives and Réal for fruit-based beverages.
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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