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CCI approves Reliance Retail’s acquisition of Metro Cash & Carry India

The acquisition of Metro will help Reliance to further strengthen its position in the retail sector.

By Team Pardaphash 
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Reliance Industries News: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of German retail company Metro AG’s wholesale business in India by the country’s largest private company Reliance Industries. Reliance Industries is going to acquire Metro Cash & Carry India for Rs 2850 crore.

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Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL) is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) while Metro AG’s Metro Cash & Carry India handles the wholesale business in India. In December last year, it was announced that ‘RRVL has entered into an agreement for 100 percent stake in the company for Rs 2,850 crore. Through this acquisition, the company is trying to strengthen its position in the India Retail Sector. .

Metro AG was the first company in India to start Cash & Carry business in 2003. The company currently operates 31 large stores in 21 cities. The company has 3500 employees. Metro supplies fruits and vegetables, grocery, electronics, household items, apparel in its stores. Metro’s customers include hotels, restaurants, offices, companies, small retailers and grocery stores. Half of the company’s stores are present in South India.

In the financial year ending September 2022, Metro India’s sales were Rs 7,700 crore. According to Morgan Stanley, this acquisition decision of Reliance will help it to expand in the retail sector, especially in 8 out of 10 major cities where Metro is present. This acquisition will help Reliance to make inroads among institutional customers along with grocery stores. Metro is a major player in the B2B market. At the same time, Reliance has around 16600 stores in the country and through the strong wholesale penetration of Metro, it will be able to further strengthen its operation.

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