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GeoPost buys out Reliance Capital PE’s stake in courier firm DTDC for Rs 158 cr

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on July 08, 2013

DTDC Executive Director Abhishek Chakraborty. File photo

To enhance its footprint in India, French courier major GeoPost has acquired a 42 per cent stake in domestic courier and cargo company DTDC.

This follows a complete stake sale by Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital’s private equity arm, which held 39.51 per cent in DTDC, for Rs 158 crore. GeoPost has also acquired some additional shares in DTDC for an undisclosed amount.

The transaction will take the French company’s overall stake in DTDC to 40-42 per cent, said Abhishek Chakraborty, Executive Director, DTDC.

GeoPost is a subsidiary of French postal division, La Poste, and operates in India under the brand name DPD. Reliance Capital’s PE arm had brought the stake in DTDC at Rs 66 crore in 2006. “DTDC will get access to European markets and new technologies,” said Subhasish Chakraborty, Chairman and Managing Director, DTDC.

The promoters of DTDC, led by Subhasish Chakraborty, will continue to hold at least 52 per cent stake.

DTDC is looking to grow its revenues 25-30 per cent every year, over the next few years, from Rs 550 crore at present, Abhishek Chakraborty had told Business Line recently.

An e-mail questionnaire seeking details of the exit sent to Reliance Capital remained unanswered at the time of going to press.

>satyanarayan.iyer@thehindu.co.in

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Published on July 08, 2013
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