FOOD & AGRI

Yellow Diamond chips maker files for IPO; Faering takes a bite, Sequoia to part-exit

October 01, 2016 | TEAM VCC

Prataap Snacks Ltd, the maker of Yellow Diamond Chips, has filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with capital market regulator SEBI for its initial public offering (IPO).

Exclusive: Restaurant chain Punjabi By Nature put on the block by owners

September 29, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy & Ranjani Raghavan

The promoters of north Indian restaurant chain Punjabi By Nature are looking to sell off the business and have hired an investment banker to look for potential buyers, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

DSG Consumer Partners backs Singapore sexual wellness firm Ramblin’ Brands

September 27, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Early-stage investment firm DSG Consumer Partners has invested in Singapore-based Ramblin’ Brands, leading a round in which the consumer goods maker raised nearly Rs 30 crore ($4.4 million)

Exclusive: Helion-backed iD Fresh Food in talks with two investors to raise capital

September 22, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy & Swet Sarika

Ready-to-cook packaged food company iD Fresh Food (India) Pvt.

Exclusive: Sagar Ratna promoter buys out PE firm; might merge with Shree Rathnam

September 21, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Jayaram Banan, founder of popular south Indian restaurant chain Sagar Ratna, has bought back the stake held by the company’s majority stakeholder India Equity Partners (IEP), ending a long running feud between the two parties, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

Exclusive: Freecultr co-founder Sandeep Singh joins Bira91

September 20, 2016 | Nishant Sharma

Sandeep Singh, co-founder of fashion e-commerce portal Freecultr, has quit the company to join craft beer maker B9 Beverages Pvt. Ltd, which sells the Bira91 brand, as marketing director.  

Jubilant FoodWorks CEO Ajay Kaul resigns

September 19, 2016 | PTI

Jubilant FoodWorks today said its CEO and Whole-time Director Ajay Kaul will resign to pursue opportunities outside the company.

Fresh veg supplier Lawrencedale raises funding from BESTSELLER, Unitus Impact

September 19, 2016 | Binu Paul

Ooty-based Lawrencedale Agro Processing India Pvt.

Heineken ups stake in Kingfisher beer maker for $23 mn

September 16, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

Dutch brewer Heineken has increased its equity stake in United Breweries Ltd by acquiring an additional 0.7% through an open market transaction on Friday, further firming up its grip over the Kingfisher beer maker.

Exclusive: Everstone presses exit button on multi-brand restaurant operator

September 16, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Everstone Capital, the largest private equity investor in restaurants business in the country with several chains under multiple firms and brands, is looking to sell its entire stake in its first bet on the sector.

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