MBL Expands its Footprint- Acquires Radio Station in Kolkata
Music Broadcast Limited (MBL), India’s 1st Private FM Radio Broadcaster, is pleased to announce that its board approved the acquisition of the radio division of Ananda Offset Private Limited by way of slump sale.
- Strategic Rationale:
- The transaction allows MBL to enter into the Kolkata market which is one of the top 5 markets in the country
- Friends FM is an established brand since the last 10 years
- Focus is to untap the large potential from national advertisers
- MBL has had a sales alliance with AOPL since the last 5 years
- Transaction is expected to be value accretive and help in improving the EBITDA margins
Commenting on the results Ms. Apurva Purohit, Director Music Broadcast Ltd. said: “We are happy to announce that the board today approved the acquisition of the radio division of Ananda Offset Private Limited (AOPL). This acquisition gives us access in the Kolkata market which is considered as one of the top 5 markets in the country which was earlier not present in our bouquet. I am very confident that the coming together of strong and established brand like ‘Friends FM’, the high quality local team it has and our national footprint across all key cities in India will give us several opportunities to create EPS accretive synergies.