ITC To Acquire Yoga Bar; To Strengthen Presence In Healthy Foods Space – Explained!

Diversified conglomerate ITC on Tuesday introduced the acquisition of Sproutlife Foods Pvt Ltd (SFPL), which owns Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) model Yoga Bar.

ITC has signed a binding time period sheet to accumulate 100 per cent shares of SFPL over a interval of three to 4 years, stated a press release. It will initially purchase a 47.5 per cent stake in SFPL in tranches, by March 31, 2025 and the steadiness stake shall be acquired, foundation pre-outlined valuation standards, topic to different circumstances agreed to within the binding paperwork, it added.

An “initial investment of Rs 175 crore will be made through primary subscription and secondary purchases for the acquisition of 39.4 per cent of the paid-up share capital?, which is expected to be completed by February 15 2023,” stated ITC in a regulatory submitting.

Further, a money infusion of Rs 80 crore shall be made by means of major subscription, in a number of tranches, by March 31, 2025, it added.

The buy of the steadiness 52.5 per cent shares taking the shareholding to 100 per cent can be decided based mostly on pre-agreed valuation standards and topic to fulfilment of assorted phrases and circumstances, it added.

According to ITC, it’s “fortifying its presence in the Rs 45,000-crore, fast-growing, nutrition-led healthy foods space” with the proposed strategic funding in SFPL.

In FY22 SFPL, the startup engaged in manufacturing and sale of merchandise catering to well being-acutely aware shoppers underneath the brand new-age digital-first model Yoga Bar, had a turnover of Rs 68 crore.

According to ITC, this acquisition is “in line with the strategy to augment the company’s future-ready portfolio, the proposed acquisition will strengthen and expand its reach with innovative food products for health-conscious consumers.”

The acquisition will allow ITC to enhance its future-prepared portfolio and improve market presence within the ‘good for you’ area which at the moment contains Aashirvaad Multi-Grain Atta, Aashirvaad Nature’s Super Foods, Farmlite vary of biscuits, Sunfeast Protein Shake, B Natural Nutrilite ABC Beverage, amongst others.

“Yoga Bar is expected to be rapidly scaled up, leveraging ITC’s enterprise strengths in areas such as sales & distribution, sourcing, product development, and digital,” it added.

ITC divisional chief government, Foods Division, Hemant Malik stated: “We look forward to scaling the Yoga Bar brand offering superior and healthy consumer choices. Within a short span of time, Yoga Bar has established itself as a leading brand in the healthy foods space, driven by impactful market positioning and a range of innovative products.”

Suhasini Sampath Kumar and Anindita Sampath Kumar, co-founders, stated: “We are confident that this partnership will add to Yoga Bar’s competitive advantage and take it to the next level from the current annualised run rate of over Rs 100 crore.”

The well being and wellbeing section is a quick-evolving class in India and a number of other FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) corporations are getting into the area.

Last week, FMCG main Hindustan Unilever Ltd introduced the completion of the acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in Zywie Ventures, a wellness firm which owns OZiva model, for a consideration of Rs 264.28 crore.

Besides, HUL has additionally introduced the acquisition of a 19.8 per cent stake in Nutritionalab Pvt Ltd (Wellbeing Nutrition) for a money consideration of Rs 70 crore.

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