Lumax Auto Tech to acquire a majority stake in IAC Group’s India business for Rs 440 crore

Tier 1 provider Lumax Automobile Technologies has signed an agreement to obtain majority stake in IAC Worldwide Automotive India (IAC India) from the Intercontinental Automotive Factors Team (IAC Group) for Rs 440 crore.

The IAC Group is a primary world wide provider of powertrain-agnostic automotive interior and exterior techniques and parts which include instrument panels, cockpits and consoles, doorway and trim techniques, headliner and overhead programs and other inside and exterior components. With international revenues in extra of $3 billion (Rs 24,741 crore), the IAC Group is a strategic provider to main automotive OEMs across the planet and operates 45 manufacturing facilities throughout 17 countries. 

IAC India is a tier-1 inside systems and elements provider to crucial automotive OEMs in the region such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki India, Volkswagen India and Volvo Eicher Industrial Motor vehicles among the other individuals. It has 5 production vegetation – 2 in Chakan, Pune and 1 every in Manesar, Nashik and Bangalore. It also has an in-house point out of the artwork Engineering centre in Pune with essential capabilities in solution developing & engineering, dimensional engineering, product improvement, application management and tooling advancement. It has a workforce of 150 engineers and designers with International working experience catering to all software enhancement necessities from its consumers as perfectly as from its world wide sister considerations.

This acquisition will acquire area at an equity valuation of Rs 587 crore with IAC continuing to keep 25 percent stake, even though the remaining 75 p.c stake will be bought through SPV (acquisition auto) at Rs 440 crore, which will be paid in income funded by credit card debt and inner accruals. The sturdy totally free funds circulation generation in LATL and IAC India will ensure credit card debt repayment in 5 many years.

Deepak Jain, Chairman, Lumax mentioned, “This is a marquee milestone in our extensive-term growth goals of strategic partnerships with international industry leaders. With our group’s existing skills in automotive lighting and plastics, it gives the chance to incorporate aggressive strengths across automotive lights, plastics and interiors to present full remedies to our prospects. We are fired up with the chance to husband or wife with IAC and get the job done alongside one another with the crew at IAC India with the in general eyesight of security, continuity and expansion in the coming many years.”

David Prystash, CEO, IAC Group stated, “We are extremely delighted to join hands with the Lumax group and feel that alongside one another with Lumax, the IAC India small business can be propelled upwards in the coming many years. This partnership will offer enormous chance to increase our business enterprise in India and go on to supply high-quality methods to our shoppers. It also offers the chance for industry leaders in lighting and inside devices to present built-in methods to meet the promptly evolving technological improvements in the automotive sector.”

Both equally the providers will do the job as strategic associates and leverage their respective aggressive strengths to travel IAC India’s business enterprise ahead in the coming many years and perform to unlocking potential synergies across products and solutions, buyers, technological innovation as perfectly as production excellence. IAC India’s working day to day business and operations will continue to be managed by its present qualified management crew.

Anmol Jain, MD, Lumax said, “This strategic partnership will help us develop our existing company in four-wheeler automotive plastics and provide our consumers with a wider products assortment. As the sector moves in direction of higher value-included and specialized niche information in interior techniques, we will appear to leverage this platform to provide industry primary options to our shoppers and enrich our package price for every vehicle. With each other with IAC, our goal will be to choose this business to the next level by unlocking synergies across solutions, clients, technologies and manufacturing excellence”.

Sunil Koparkar, MD, IAC India mentioned, “This partnership will supply us the platform to incorporate entire world-class engineering and engineering capabilities, complimentary products and solutions, customer associations, producing excellence and a powerful unbiased skilled team to choose the business to the up coming stage in the coming years”.