“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Godrej Consumer buys Indonesian co for Rs 1,200 cr

Rs 600-cr Megasari makes household items.

Business Line, Our Bureau, Mumbai, April 6

Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) has acquired Indonesia-based PT. Megasari Makmur Group for an estimated Rs 1,200 crore, its biggest buy so far. HSBC was the advisor to the transaction.

The Rs 600-crore Megasari group is a manufacturer and distributor of household products which include household insecticides, wet tissues and air fresheners. It is less than 15 years old and has plants in West Java.

Megasari is also the second largest player in the household insecticide market in Indonesia having a 35-per-cent share in the category with brands such as the Rs 250-crore Hit (household insecticide) followed by smaller brands Stella (air fresheners) and Mitu (babycare).

Interestingly, one of Godrej's own insecticide brands is called Hit.

Mr A. Mahendran, Director, FMCG Portfolio Cell for the Godrej Group, told Business Line, “The funding for the acquisition has been done through a mix of debt and internal accruals.”

Biggest deal

This is the biggest deal for the group so far and also makes it the third largest acquisition by an Indian company after the Tetley and Glaceau buyouts made by the Tata Group. For GCPL, this is the fifth acquisition. It recently bought the Nigerian personal-care company Tura, two hair care brands in South Africa, and the UK-based Keyline brands. More buys are in offing with the group keen on building a global presence.

In fact, according to analysts, mid-sized Indian FMCG companies are well positioned to go in for similar acquisitions especially when the rest of the world is still recovering from the 2009 global crisis.

Mr Mahendran said, “We will be taking our own products and leveraging the distribution strengths to emerge the leader in Asia's household insecticide business. We are already the leaders in the category in India, but are No 3 globally in this category after SC Johnson and Reckitt Benckiser.”

A cross-functional team comprising Godrej and Megasari employees will be headed by Mr Naveen Gupta, who will help integrate the operations of the two companies.

Mr. Adi Godrej, Chairman, GCPL, said: “Megasari Group provides us a strong platform to establish a significant foothold in Indonesia, which is among the largest consumer markets in Asia. As an emerging market multinational, this acquisition is an important step in our global 3 by 3 strategy, that is, presence in three continents — Asia, Africa and Latin America — through three core categories — home care, personal wash and hair care.”

GCPL has a 49 per cent stake in Godrej Sara Lee and is in the process of buying out the balance in the company. It is also acquiring the global assets of Sara Lee's household insecticide business.

GCPL has already got shareholder approval to raise up to Rs 3,000 crore through a combination of debt and equity which would be used for international acquisitions as well as to buy out Sara Lee.

The GCPL scrip was up 2.19 per cent on Tuesday and closed at Rs 277.60

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