HSIL further builds on customer service excellence with demerger of three business undertakings

HSIL Limited in its meeting today approved a scheme of arrangement envisaging demerger of three of its business undertakings into two new entities. The scheme involves:

  • Demerger of its Consumer products distribution & marketing business to into new entity Somany Home Innovation Limited (SHIL)
  • Demerger of its furniture and Home décor Retail business into SHIL
  • Demerger of distribution & marketing business relating to building product into another new entity Brilloca Limited which is wholly owned subsidiary of SHIL

The undertakings being demerged are focused on servicing end-consumers in the market and are involved in branding, marketing, sales, distribution, trading, service etc. Post demerger, HSIL will be a focused excellence of manufacturing entity. The segregation & demerger of businesses under the Scheme will enable:

  • Sharper focus and better alignment of the businesses to its customers
  • Improved competitiveness, operational efficiencies and strengthening of position in the relevant marketplaces
  • Optimal monetization and development of each of the respective businesses, including by attracting focused investors and strategic partners having the necessary ability, experience and interests in the relevant sectors
  • Dedicated and specialized management focus on the specific needs of the respective businesses
  • Benefit to all stakeholders, leading to growth and value creation in long run and maximizing the value and return to the shareholders, unlocking intrinsic value of assets, achieving cost efficiencies and operational efficiencies

Post demerger, SHIL will issue one equity share each of SHIL, for one equity share held by shareholders of HSIL and SHIL equity shares would be listed on stock exchanges. The appointed date of the Scheme is 1st April 2018. The aforesaid is subject to necessary regulatory approvals including approval from stock exchanges, Hon’ble NCLT.

Mr. Sandip Somany, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, HSIL Limited mentioned that, “Certain key initiatives taken by the company over last 2-3 years like launch of consumer business has now started reflecting in sales growth and in couple of months the UPVC/ CPVC pipe business and security caps and closure business is also expected to go on-stream. The new capacities created for these are expected to be fully utilized in next 12-18 months and will further strengthen the product and distribution portfolio of the company.”

He further stated that, “The scheme of demerger once implemented will significantly unlock the value of the respective businesses of HSIL and will support the long term growth.”

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