Ruchi Soya to buy Patanjali Food Business for 690 crores

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Edible oil company Ruchi Soya has announced that it will buy the food division of Patanjali Ayurved for Rs 690 crore.

  • Ruchi Soya Industries Limited will be renamed as Patanjali Foods Limited after regulatory approval.

  • The 21 products from the food industry acquired include ghee, honey, spices, juices and wheat.

  • Key points

  • According to a company source, Ruchi Soya will pay an annual royalty of 1% of the gross turnover of the items to Patanjali Ayurved under the transfer agreement.

  • The Board of Patanjali Ayurved has approved the transfer of the food business to Ruchi Soya Industries.

  • Ruchi Soya will receive production units in Padarth (Haridwar, Uttarakhand) and Nevasa (Maharashtra) as part of the agreement.

  • Employees, assets, contracts, licences and permits, distribution network and consumers associated with Patanjali Ayurved's food retail business will all be transferred.

  • Patanjali Group had acquired Ruchi Soya in 2019 for Rs 4,350 crore through insolvency proceedings.

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