Reliance Retail buys 16.31% in Genesis Colors, acquires stake in 5 more cos

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Reliance Retail has purchased 16.31 per cent stake in readymade garment wholesaler and retailer Genesis Colors Ltd (GCL) for Rs 348 million, Reliance Industries said Sunday.

Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL) is a subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries.

The stake buy by the group in GCL is in addition to 49.46 per cent stake already held by Reliance Brands, a subsidiary of RRVL.

"... Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL), a subsidiary of the company, has purchased 16.31 per cent equity holding in Genesis Colors Limited (GCL) for a consideration of Rs 34.80 crore (348 million)," RIL said in a filing to the BSE.

The aggregate equity shareholding of RRVL and RBL in GCL stands at 65.77 per cent.

This acquisition adds to the existing portfolio of branded fashion retail outlets, RIL said.

Further, RRVL has also acquired stake in five more companies for an aggregate Rs 570.3 million. These entities are engaged in the business of retailing and wholesale of branded readymade garments, bags, footwear and accessories.

RRVL bought 50 per cent stake each in GLF Lifestyle Brands and Genesis La Mode for Rs 384.5 million and Rs 105.7 million respectively.

It also purchased 2.07 per cent in Genesis Luxury Fashion Pvt Ltd for Rs 30.3 million, taking its holding in the company to 49.37 per cent.

It acquired 50 per cent stake each in GML India Fashion and GLB Body Care for Rs 44.8 million and Rs 1.6 million respectively.

"The acquisitions will help the company to strengthen its footage in the retail industry and support its long term strategy to enhance its value in the retail industry.

"No regulatory approvals were required for the said acquisition of shares. These investments do not fall within related party transaction and none of RIL's promoter/promoter group/group companies have interest in these entities," RIL added.

Incorporated in November, 1998, GCL is in the business of retailing and wholesale of branded readymade garments, bags, footwear and accessories directly and through its subsidiary/joint ventures.

GCL's annual turnover in 2017-18 was Rs 860.2 million. Its turnover stood at Rs 800.4 million and Rs 1.14 billion in 2016-17 and 2015-16, respectively.

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