Aditya Birla Acquires Pantaloon from Future Group



Case Code : CLBS125
Publication date : 2012
Subject : Business Strategy
Industry :Retail
Length : 04 Pages


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Pantaloon, the flagship brand of India-based retailer Pantaloon Retail India Limited, from Future Group, sold a majority stake to Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited in April 2012. The case analyzes the factors which prompted the founder of Future Group, Kishore Biyani, to sell the stake. It also discusses how the deal would benefit both the companies.


The problems with soaring debt.
Methods to reduce debt.
Acquisition as a growth strategy.


On April 30, 2012, prominent India-based retailer, Pantaloons Retail India Limited (PRIL) , a part of Future Group , announced the sale of 50.01% stake in one of its lifestyle businesses, Pantaloon, to Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited (ABNL) , part of the Indian business conglomerate, the Aditya Birla Group. Forming a part of the sale were 86 retail stores of Pantaloon across the country...

Questions for Discussion:

1. Discuss the problems that PRIL might face, after selling a major stake in Pantaloon to ABNL.
2. Suggest some other methods that Future Group could use to reduce its debt.
3. What benefits will PRIL and ABNL derive from the deal? Discuss.

Key words:
Pantaloon Retail India Ltd; Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd; Future Group; Madura fashions and lifestyle; Pantaloons; Kishore Biyani, Kumara Mangalam Birla

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