The delisting offer for Indian snack food company DFM Foods Ltd is deemed successful by Advent International and the final price is set at Rs 467 a share, according to a statement issued by JM Financial on Friday.
With this acquisition, Advent International Corp, which earlier held a 73.70 percent stake in DFM Foods through its subsidiary AI Global Investments (Cyprus) PCC, now holds 96.18 percent stake in the firm. The tendering window was opened on December 13 and ended on January 5. It got 10.61 million equity shares through 1779 successful bids at counter offer price of Rs 467 a share.
In August last year, Advent International, which holds a majority stake in DFM Foods through its subsidiary AI Global Investments, announced a reverse book-building offer to delist the packed food maker from the stock exchanges and set the floor price at Rs263.80 per share to acquire an additional 26.3 percent stake.
The company earlier said that the delisting will make the acquirer along with promoter group to obtain full ownership of the company and will provide increased operational flexibility to support operations and make fresh investment. The offer will also result in reduction of compliance cost.
DFM Food is making losses for six consecutive quarters. For the September quarter it reported a loss of Rs 12 crore against Rs 14.4 crore a quarter ago. Revenue stood at Rs 164.97 crore against Rs 145.90 crore last quarter. Total debt as of September 2022 stood at Rs 90.12 crore versus Rs 117.15 crore in fiscal year 2022.
At 9.32am, DFM Food stock was trading at Rs 459.25 a share on the BSE, up 1.3 percent from previous close while Sensex rose 0.01 percent to 60,361 points.