CCI approves acquisition of TCNS Clothing by Aditya Birla Fashion

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 27th June approved the acquisition of TCNS Clothing Co Limited by Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited.

An overview of the news

  • ABFRL is a listed company and a part of the Aditya Birla group of companies.

  • It operates in the retail industry, specifically in the apparel, footwear, and accessories segments.

  • The company sells branded products through various channels, including retail stores, online platforms, and e-commerce marketplaces.

  • TCNS Clothing is another listed company that specializes in the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of women's apparel, jewelry, footwear, and beauty products.

  • It owns several brands such as W, Aurelia, Wishful, Elleven, and Folk Song.

  • In May of the current year, ABFRL announced its plan to acquire a 51% stake in TCNS Clothing.

  • The deal involved a combination of cash and equity and valued the promoter stake at approximately Rs 1,650 crore.

  • ABFRL reported a loss of Rs 186.94 crore in the fiscal fourth quarter of FY 2022-23, compared to a profit of Rs 43.59 crore in the same quarter of the previous year.

Competition Commission of India (CCI) 

  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is the chief national competition regulator in India. 

  • It was set up under the Competition Act, 2002

  • It comes under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

  • It promotes healthy market competition and prevents activities that have an adverse effect on competition in India. 

  • CCI also approves combinations under the act so that two merging entities do not overtake the market.

  • Headquarter - New Delhi

  • Current Chairman - Ravneet Kaur

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