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PE players, FMCG companies betting on branded spices, condiments market

Most of the top spices and condiments companies in India, whether regional or national, have a range of masala mixes in their portfolio

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But some investors warn that there are actually fewer companies with reasonable recall and scale to choose from in a fragmented market | Illustration: Binay Sinha

Viveat Susan Pinto Mumbai
Private equity (PE) players and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies are increasingly betting on the branded spices and condiments market, negotiating with incumbents in the category to either buy them outright or pick up controlling stake.

Earlier this week, hotels-to-cigarette major ITC announced it had signed a share purchase agreement with Sunrise Foods to fully acquire the firm in a deal valued at Rs 2,000 crore.
ITC, which sells branded spices under the Aashirvaad brand, had said the deal was aligned with its strategy to “rapidly scale up its FMCG business”.

“The proposed acquisition will augment our product portfolio

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First Published: May 31 2020 | 12:24 AM IST

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