FOOD & AGRI

The Beer Café raises fresh funding from existing investor

January 11, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

The Beer Café, an alco-beverage cum quick service restaurant (QSR) chain, has raised a fresh round of funding from one of its existing investors, regulatory filings show.

Nandan Nilekani nearly doubles stake in Cafe Coffee Day parent

January 10, 2017 | Ankit Doshi

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, who led the pre-initial public offering (IPO) investment round in Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd (CDEL) in March 2015, nearly doubled his stake in the firm in three months ended 31 December 2016, stock exchange data showed.

McDonald's sells most of China, Hong Kong business to CITIC, Carlyle for $2.1 bn

January 09, 2017 | Reuters

McDonald's Corp has agreed to sell the bulk of its China and Hong Kong business to state-backed conglomerate CITIC Ltd and Carlyle Group LP for up to $2.1 billion, seeking to expand rapidly without using much of its own capital.

Everstone-backed OmniActive buys majority stake in fragrance maker Indfrag

January 09, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Mumbai-based nutraceuticals ingredients company OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd has acquired a majority stake in fragrance and specialty chemical manufacturer Indfrag Ltd.

Exclusive: ICICI Venture in talks to invest in bakery chain

January 06, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

ICICI Venture, the private equity arm of ICICI Bank, is in advanced talks to acquire a stake in a Mumbai-based bakery chain, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

Govt directive on service charge may prompt restaurants to raise prices

January 03, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

The hospitality industry seems unfazed by the central government’s advisory on the service charge levied by restaurants, with many chains likely to increase prices to compensate for any potential loss of margins.

Everstone invests $35 mn in nutraceutical ingredients maker OmniActive

January 02, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Everstone Capital has invested $35 million (Rs 238 crore) in Mumbai-based nutraceuticals ingredients company OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd for a significant minority stake.

Exclusive: French Bakery in talks with PE firms to raise first external funding

December 22, 2016 | Manu P Toms & Bruhadeeswaran R

New Delhi-based French Bakery Pvt. Ltd is engaged in talks with several investors, including some private equity firms, to raise its first external funding to enhance its retail presence, a top company executive told VCCircle.

Godrej Consumer raises stake in Kenya’s Charm Industries to 100%

December 21, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) has acquired the 49% stake it didn’t already own in Kenya-based Charm Industries.

Exclusive: QSR chain BusaGo raises capital from foreign investor

December 20, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

BusaGo, the quick service restaurant chain run by celebrity chef Nikhil Chib, has raised a round of growth capital from a Southeast Asia-based investor to implement its expansion plans, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

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