Nestle India increases royalty to the parent

Nestle India’s board has approved a staggered increase in royalty payout to the company’s Swiss parent Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. (The Company had in 2019 announced that it would seek approval of it’s shareholders every five years for royalty payments to it’s parent company.) Royalty will increase from current 4.5% of net sales to … Read more

BAT pares its stake in ITC

British American Tobacco (BAT) has sold a 3.5% stake in ITC. The stake has been sold in a block deal. BAT has realised a total of Rs 17,491 crore from the sale. The transaction has taken place @ Rs 400/ share which is similar to the prevailing market price. Post this stake sale, BAT’s shareholding … Read more

BAT planning to reduce stake in ITC

British American Tobacco (BAT) is the largest shareholder in ITC holding 29.03% stake. It has informed that it is looking to reduce it’s stake as part of the Capital reallocation strategy. “We continue to pursue all opportunities to enhance balance sheet flexibility and, as part of this, we regularly review our stake in ITC. We … Read more

Tata Consumer announces two new acquisitions

1. Capital Foods (CFPL) The Company manufactures and sells chutney, masala, sauces, noodles and soups under the popular brand names – ‘Ching’s Secret’ and ‘Smith & Jones’. Initially, Nestle was rumoured to be acquiring the Company. Finally, it’s Tata Consumer Products that has announced the deal. It’s a 100% acquisition for Rs 5,100 cr Full … Read more

Proxy advisory urges Raymonds independent directors to probe assault allegations

Gautam Singhania, the CMD had publicly announced his separation from his wife Nawaz Modi on November 13. In the aftermath, Nawaz Modi, also a board member, had alleged that she and her daughter were physically assaulted by Singhania in September 2023. On November 28, 2023, Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IIAS), an Indian proxy advisory firm, … Read more