Wednesday, December 5, 2012


In response to the news item published in today's Business Standard (reproduced in my previous posting) Heritage Foods now issued a clarification to BSE as follows :

With reference to the news item appearing in a leading financial daily titled "Premji fund back in retail with Heritage Foods stake buy ", Heritage Foods (India) Ltd
has clarified to BSE the following :-

"1. The Company decided to subsidiarise Retail business and a wholly owned Subsidiary Company namely Heritage Foods Retail Ltd was incorporated and the decision of the Board was informed to the Stock Exchanges on September 26, 2008. Company is open for strategic partnership in retail business for accelerating its growth. However before finalizing any of such deal the Company will follow the prescribed guidelines as per the Listing Agreement.

2. Company is not looking for any strategic investor at the group company level (HFIL) and the promoters are not looking to sell their stake.

3. The buzz in the market regarding open offer by a strategic player with a total transaction value of $ 100 Million, is not true."


1) Company not denied the investment by Azim Premji's investment fund, which happened during last week of October and first week of September at a price of Rs.380- 390.

2)Heritage denied the entry of a strategic Investor to the main company but nothing commented about a dilution of stake in their retail venture. I feel ,in near future company will de-merge its retail operations into its wholly owned subsidiary and divest some stake of this subsidiary to a strategic investor  . This will surely help the company to reduce its financial burden to a large extent and also help the company to retire its debt substantially over the next few years.

3) Regarding open offer by a strategic player for the company with a TOTAL transaction value of $ 100 Million is really an unthinkable figure. If the author mean this value is for  ENTIRE company , based on some of the recent transactions happened in dairy industry  in India it should be many  times higher than the mentioned figure and in this case I think the promoters will not dilute any stake in their  main company ( Heritage Foods)  at this point of time.


  1. hello sir,
    thank you for all your valuable you have correctly said it is always wise to do our own homework before acting on any recommendations.this has really inspired me and more often i seem to be able to make some good decisions.Sir, i would like to know your take on bliss gvs pharma.i have been studying its financials and they seem pretty good.

  2. Bliss Gvs , good one, consistent performer for past few quarters. Recently they have acquired a small pharma company

  3. Dear VP,

    In your opinion do aries agro@ current price is an investment call?



    1. Discussed even in recent times. ,no change in opinion

  4. A very good alert . Sir ! Interesting developments !!

    Sir, can you give me your opinion on the newly relisted Zuari Agro Chemicals ltd. At what level would be a good buy ? I look forward to your valuable advice, Sir.

    1. Positive on Zuari Agro.Investors with medium risk may consider even at current level in small lots.

  5. Sir, any view on investing in CARE IPO?


  6. Thank you for good recommendations for small investors. can your give me your opinion to buy for long term on vulcan engineers, rossell india and umang dairies. Thanks for your help.



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