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For Rs 690 crore, Ruchi Soya purchases Patanjali Ayurved’s food business.

Under the terms of the transfer agreement, a royalty of one per cent of product turnover will be paid annually.

Ruchi Soya, an edible oil company, has announced that it will buy Patanjali Ayurved‘s food division for Rs 690 crore. Ruchi Soya‘s transition to the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) category is likely to be accelerated due to this.

After regulatory permissions, the name of Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd would be changed to Patanjali Foods Ltd.

Ghee, honey, spices, juices, and wheat are among the 21 products in the acquired food industry.

According to a company source, Ruchi Soya will pay Patanjali Ayurved an annual royalty estimated at 1% of the gross turnover of the items under the transfer agreement.

He said Ruchi Soya would pay the acquisition through internal accruals, as it is a debt-free transfer.

“The acquisition is valued at Rs 690 crore on a slump sale basis based on all of the food division’s fixed assets and related current assets,” the business stated in a stock exchange filing.

With effect from May 9, the board of Patanjali Ayurved has approved the transfer of the food business to Ruchi Soya Industries.

Ruchi Soya’s shares closed 10% higher at Rs 1,192.15 per share in Wednesday’s trading.

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As part of the agreement, Ruchi Soya will receive the production units in Padartha (Haridwar, Uttarakhand) and News (Maharashtra). Employees, assets, contracts, licences and permits, distribution network, and consumers associated with Patanjali Ayurved’s food retail business will be transferred. It will, however, exempt Patanjali’s trademarks and brand.

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Copyrights and designs According to the company’s stock exchange filing, the deal will include current assets but omit debtors, vehicles, cash, and bank balance. Payment will be made in three instalments.

In the first tranche, 15% of the total purchase value (Rs 103.5 crore) will be paid at the same time as the business transfer agreement is signed or within three days of signing the business transfer agreement.

In the second phase, 42.5 per cent of the total acquisition amount (Rs 293.25 crore) will be paid on the business transfer agreement’s closing date.

The remaining 42.5 per cent of the total purchase consideration (Rs 293.25 crore) will be paid in the third tranche. By July 15, the purchase should be completed.

Patanjali’s food retail division generated Rs 4,174 crore in revenue, up 28% from the previous fiscal year. According to Ruchi Soya’s exchange report, Patanjali Ayurved’s turnover was around Rs 10,605 crore last year.

Haircare, dental care, skincare, medication, and herbal formulations will all be retained by Patanjali Ayurved.

“This strategic plan for food business acquisition will improve its food product portfolio with a diverse range of brands and contribute to revenue and EBIDTA growth,” the company stated. It also noted that the company had reiterated its commitment to its shareholders as a robust FMCG company during its follow-on public offer (FPO).

“By acquiring PAL’s (Patanjali Ayurved’s) food business portfolio, Ruchi’s food portfolio is estimated to generate roughly 18% of total revenue in the current fiscal (FY23), compared to 6% in FY22,” Ruchi Soya wrote in a note to investors.

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This would improve Ruchi’s margin profile and reposition the company from a primarily commodity-oriented company to a top food company in India.”

According to the note, Patanjali’s food business is increasing at a rate of 2–2.5 times that of the industry, which is expected to grow at 11%.

In FY23, the combined food portfolio of Ruchi and Patanjali is expected to generate between Rs 6,600 and Rs 6,800 crore in sales. “At a cautious CAGR of roughly 25%, Ruchi’s combined food portfolio is estimated to cross revenue of Rs 22,000 crore in the next five years at the constant price (excluding oil),” the investor letter.

Ruchi Soya’s stock is up 10% as the company prepares to buy Patanjali’s food retail business.

patanjali food business will be acquired by ruchi soya for rs. 690 crore

Ruchi Soya’s stock soared over 10% to an intraday high of Rs 1188.6 on the BSE after the company announced the acquisition of Patanjali Ayurved, a food retail business, from Acharya Balkrishna for Rs 690 crore in its prospectus on the follow-on public offer (FPO) filed with capital markets regulator SEBI.

According to the statement, “Ruchi Soya Industries Limited has entered into a Business Transfer Agreement with Patanjali Ayurved Limited to acquire PAL’s food retail business undertaking, which consists of manufacturing, packaging, labelling, and retail trading of certain food products, as well as manufacturing plants located in Padartha, Haridwar, and Newasa, Maharashtra, as a going concern on a slump sale basis,”

Employees, assets (excluding Patanjali’s brand, trademarks, designs, and copyrights), current assets (excluding debtors, vehicles, cash, and bank balance), contracts, licences and permits, distribution network, and customers related to PAL’s Food Retail Business Undertaking will all be transferred, according to the statement.

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The shares are trading higher above the 5-day, 20-day, 50-day, 100-day, and 200-day moving averages, with a market capitalization of more than Rs 42,000.

After the acquisition, the name of Ruchi Soya would be changed to Patanjali Foods. Ruchi Soya, which Patanjali owns, announced in a BSE filing on April 11 that its board of directors had authorized the company’s name change to Patanjali Foods Ltd.

On March 24, the oil-and-food-products giant began its FPO with a target of Rs 4,300 crore. Ruchi Soya’s FPO was 3.6 times oversubscribed.

It got offers for 17.56 crore equity shares on the final day, compared to 4.89 crore equity shares. The retail quota, which accounts for 35% of the issue, received a 90% subscription rate.

Long-term investors have achieved significant gains in this company, which has increased by nearly 19,000% in the last three years.

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