Indore-based Ruchi Soya, which is facing insolvency proceedings, has a total debt of about Rs 120 billion. The company has many manufacturing plants and its leading brands include Nutrela, Mahakosh, Sunrich, Ruchi Star and Ruchi Gold.
"Patanjali has bid over Rs 40 billion for Ruchi Soya," a source said.
Last week, a Patanjali spokesperson had said that the company has bid for Ruchi Soya as it aims to be a major player in edible oil segment, particularly soybean oil. It also wants to work for farmers' benefit.
Godrej Agrovet and Emami Agrotech, too, had confirmed that they have put in bids for Ruchi Soya but did not disclose the value.
Sources had said that Adani Wilmar, which sells cooking oil under Fortune brand, also has put in a bid.
Emami Agrotech is the edible oil and bio-diesel arm of Emami Group of Companies, the Rs 100 billion, business conglomerate based in Kolkata. It has diverse business interests in segments such as production and distribution of edible oil, specialty fats and bio-diesel.
Godrej Agrovet, part of Godrej group, is into animal feed, crop protection, oil palm, dairy, poultry and processed foods.
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