M&M to raise its stake in Meru cabs from 43% to 100%, Auto News, ET Auto

The motor vehicle manufacturer’s shift to elevate its stake in Meru Cabs underlines its intent

The motor vehicle manufacturer’s shift to elevate its stake in Meru Cabs underlines its intent to gain additional floor in the shared mobility area. The company is previously an investor in the self-push car rental system ZoomCar India Pvt Ltd.

Amit Panday

New Delhi: Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M) programs to purchase a hundred% stake in the ride-hailing agency Meru Cabs, purchasing the remaining 56.8% shares for Rs ninety seven.69 crore from its traders and promoters, the company claimed in a regulatory submitting late night Friday.

The buyout of 56.8% shares would incorporate acquisition of forty four.14% shares from the non-public equity investor, True North and other traders for an total of Rs seventy six.03 crore and the remaining twelve.sixty six% shares from the founders Neeraj Gupta and Farhat Gupta for Rs 21.63 crore.

“With this arrangement, M&M will boost its recent shareholding in Meru from forty three.20% to a hundred%,” the company claimed.

With the complete acquisition of the ride-hailing company, M&M also gains command of Meru Cabs’ subsidiary providers – Meru Mobility Tech Pvt Ltd, V-Link Automotive Companies Pvt Ltd and V-Link Fleet Alternatives Pvt Ltd.

Gupta, who is the full time director of Meru Cabs and its subsidiary providers – Meru Mobility Tech, V-Link Automotive Companies and V-Link Fleet Alternatives, will action down from his position effective quickly.

The time is ideal for me to go after new pursuits and hand above Meru in the protected arms of the Mahindra TeamNeeraj Gupta

Pravin Shah, who had superannuated from M&M in March 2017 as the president – automotive, will change Gupta. He will get above as the main executive officer (CEO) of Meru Cabs and its subsidiary providers with effect from one Might 2021, the company claimed in a statement.

Meanwhile, Gupta will keep on as an worker at the M&M-obtained entity until eventually thirty June, 2021.

Earlier in 2019, M&M had agreed to obtain up to fifty five% stake in Meru Cabs for an total of Rs 103 crore, with an option of purchasing the remaining forty five% stake from the existing traders for up to Rs ninety eight crore. Established in 2006, Meru Cabs became a important participant in the airport transfer and corporate worker transportation organization in India.

The motor vehicle manufacturer’s shift to elevate its stake in Meru Cabs underlines its intent to gain additional floor in the shared mobility area. The company is previously an investor in the self-push car rental system ZoomCar India Pvt Ltd.

“Our affiliation with Meru is developed on our compelling method to scale our shared mobility organizations. Pravin has agreed to get this crucial duty of the organization and to produce sustainable and scalable organization procedures,” claimed Anish Shah, controlling director and main executive officer, Mahindra Team.

“The time is ideal for me to go after new pursuits and hand above Meru in the protected arms of the Mahindra Team,” claimed Gupta.