Essel Propack to acquire 100 pct stake in Essel Deutschland Germany

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 21 (ANI): Global leader in laminated plastic tubes catering to the FMCG and Pharma space Essel Propack Limited has announced a complete buyout of Essel Deutschland Germany (EDG). Following this transaction, EDG will be a 100 percent subsidiary of Essel Propack. Until now, Essel has been a JV partner with 24.9 percent share in EDG. The enterprise value of EDG stands at USD 32 million. The acquisition will help Essel unlock synergies such as enhanced cross selling opportunity in the German markets, sourcing flexibility and better capacity utilization at all of its Europe plants. Essel now can deploy its proven capability to offer high decoration laminated tube solutions for the premium non oral care brands across Europe, including Germany. Essel will also have the benefit of a long term supply agreement which EDG has recently signed with a local oral care Company. The EDG revenue of approximately USD 40 million will now be consolidated in Essel's global revenue and will boost consolidated revenue by 11 percent. In FY16, Essel Propack's consolidated revenue stood at Rs. 2,184 crore. "The acquisition of EDG will further enhance our position in the non-oral care category. This move is in keeping with our overall plans for achieving revenue growth of 15 percent and PAT growth of 20 percent and achieving our Mission 20:20:20," said Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Essel Propack, Ashok Goel. "The company has embarked on a mission 20:20:20 - EBITDA margin of 20 percent return on Equity (ROE) at 20 percent and Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) at 20 percent within next two yrs," added Goel. Ram Ramasamy, Global COO, Essel Propack, said, "The complete buyout will enable us to step up productivity and efficiencies to those of other Essel Propack plants and improve overall profits." Alan Conner, European Business Vice-President of Essel Propack, said, "This move will help us to creating a strong platform for growth in Europe especially in the non-oral care category. As we have a ready customer base, this will help improve our revenue growth through synergies. The acquisition will add 63 percent to our Europe revenue on an annualized basis." (ANI)