Reliance set to amass METRO Cash & Carry India in 500 million euros deal2 min read
Reliance Industries is about to amass German retailer METRO AG’s Cash & Carry enterprise in India in a deal estimated at round 500 million euros (Rs 4,060 crore), trade sources stated.
The deal consists of 31 wholesale distribution centres, land banks and different belongings owned by METRO Cash & Carry right here, they stated.
This goes to assist Reliance Retail, the nation’s largest retailer, develop its presence within the B2B section.
Discussion between billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries and METRO was occurring for the previous few months and final week the German dad or mum agency agreed to the supply from Reliance Retail, they added.
When contacted, each METRO and Reliance Industries declined to touch upon the event.
A Reliance spokesperson stated, “Our company evaluates various opportunities on an ongoing basis.” METRO AG’s spokesperson stated, “We do no comment on market rumour or speculations.” METRO Cash & Carry’s prospects embrace retailers and kirana shops, inns, eating places and caterers (HoReCa), corporates, SMEs, corporations and establishments.
The B2B section is taken into account to be a low-margin enterprise and multinationals reminiscent of Carrefour have exited from the nation in 2014.
In July 2020, e-commerce main Flipkart Group acquired 100 per cent stake in Walmart India Pvt Ltd, which operates the Best Price cash-and-carry enterprise.
Other retailers have been additionally within the race to amass METRO Cash & Carry, together with Siam Makro, which operates Lots Wholesale cash-and-carry buying and selling enterprise below the model title LOTS Wholesale Solutions.
Last month, Siam Makro, a part of the Charoen Pokphand Group of Thailand, introduced its withdrawal from bidding for METRO Cash & Carry India.
METRO AG, which operates in 34 international locations, entered the Indian market in 2003.
It operates six shops in Bengaluru, 4 in Hyderabad, two every in Mumbai and Delhi, and one every in Kolkata, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Surat, Indore, Lucknow, Meerut, Nasik, Ghaziabad, Tumakuru, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Guntur and Hubballi.
Reliance Industries’ subsidiary Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL) is the holding firm of all of the retail corporations below the group.
RRVL had reported a consolidated turnover of round Rs 2 lakh crore for the 12 months ended March 31, 2022.