Max Ventures exits from specialty films business, Sells 51% remaining stake to Toppan for Rs 600-650 crore in all-cash deal


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New Delhi : Max Ventures & Industries Limited (MaxVIL) on Monday said, it has entered into a definitive agreement with its existing Japanese strategic partner in Max Speciality Films Limited – Toppan Printing – to divest its remaining 51% stake in the specialty packaging films business for an enterprise value of Rs 1,350 crore, translating into an equity value of about Rs 600-650 crore. Toppan would also be taking over the debt of MSFL as part of the deal. After acquisition of 49% stake in 2017 for about Rs 200 crore Toppan became a strategic partner of MaxVIL.

Engaged in businesses of real estate and specialty packaging films MaxVIL has decided to exit from the non-core businesses. Post this exit, the Company will completely focus on the real estate business in the premium residential and commercial space in Delhi-NCR.

 “The decision to divest our residual 51% stake in specialty packaging business to the existing partner is to generate additional growth capital to deploy in the real estate business that offers tremendous growth opportunities.” Mr. Sahil Vachani, MD & CEO of MaxVIL, said.

The exit from the packaging business, at a valuation of more than 3x to the 49% stake sale in 2017, coincides with the company’s best performance since its inception. After the divestment, the Company will be able to create a war-chest of more than Rs 1,000 crore funded from sale proceeds, internal accruals, and potential commitment from financial investors. This will help in expanding the residential and commercial real estate footprint in Delhi-NCR.

New York Life Insurance Company, a longstanding partner of the Group, is a strategic investor in the company, owning about 23% stake. Additionally, it has also invested at the project level through SPVs (Special Purpose Vehicles) route by picking up a 49% stake in Max Square, a commercial project on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. The Company will continue to look for such strategic/financial partners to back its expansion plans. MaxVIL is in advance discussions with nearly half a dozen landowners to acquire and develop prime land parcels in Delhi-NCR.

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