Buyout of Paras by Reckitt Benckiser

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Case Code : BSTR390
Case Length : 27 Pages
Period : 2010-2011
Pub Date : 2011
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc, Paras Pharmaceuticals Limited
Industry : Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Countries : UK, India, Global

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About Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc

As of 2010, RB was the world’s largest producer of household products and a major player in the health and personal care products segment with a net revenue of 7.8 billion in 2009...

Many Suitors For Paras

On September 9, 2010, Reuters reported that Actis and Sequoia, which together held 70.3% in Paras, were looking to exit for US$ 700 million or so....

The Deal

As per the deal, RB acquired Paras in exchange for Rs. 32.6 billion or US$ 726 million or 454 million. On the occasion, Becht said, "The acquisition of Paras is another step forward in RB's growth strategy in consumer healthcare...

The Deal Driver

According to industry experts, RB had a very limited presence in the Indian market given its global stature. The company had been eagerly looking for a suitable match...

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