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CCI okays merger of Welspun Global Brands into Welspun India

Also, it has approved hiving off of the marketing business of WIL into another group firm Welspun Retail

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the proposed of Ltd (WGBL) into (WIL).

Also, it has approved hiving off of the marketing business of WIL into another group firm Ltd (WRL).

"... The Commission is of the opinion that the proposed combination is not likely to have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India and therefore, the Commission hereby approves the proposed combination under the Act," said in a notification.

said the proposed combination is not likely to give any adverse competition concern as the control over the activities carried on by the parties to the combination, before and after the proposed combination remains with the same promoter group.

"It has been stated that...The proposed combination is a restructuring of enterprises belonging to the same group," it said.

In May 2012, WGBL had approved the of the company into group firm WIL.

Also, the marketing business undertaking of WIL was decided to be hived off to WRL and certain overseas investments of WIL were decided to be transferred to WRL.

WGBL had said that it will be dissolved without winding up and the name of WRL would be changed to WGBL.

WIL manufactures home textile products in bed and bath segments such as bed linen, basic bedding, decorative bedding, terry towels, rugs and yarn.

WGBL is in the business of export and marketing of home and fashion related products manufactured by WIL and its subsidiary WRL is into the business of retailing of home textile and related products in India.

First Published: Mon, July 09 2012. 20:30 IST
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