ITC acquires Sunrise Foods in all-cash deal for Rs 2,150 cr : Bulletin: Business Today
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ITC acquires Sunrise Foods in all-cash deal for Rs 2,150 cr

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July 29, 2020

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ITC acquires Sunrise Foods in all-cash deal for Rs 2,150 crore
Homegrown FMCG major ITC on Tuesday said it has acquired 100 per cent stake in Kolkata-based packaged spice-maker Sunrise Foods Private Ltd (SFPL) for Rs 2,150 crore in an all-cash deal. Sunrise is a family owned company, engaged primarily in manufacturing of spices under the trademark 'Sunrise'.
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