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Stock wise Demerger business expected

What Is a De-Merger?

A de-merger is a corporate restructuring in which a business is broken into components, either to operate on their own, or to be sold or to be liquidated as a divestiture. A de-merger (or "demerger") allows a large company, such as a conglomerate, to split off its various brands or business units to invite or prevent an acquisition, to raise capital by selling off components that are no longer part of the business's core product line, or to create separate legal entities to handle different operations.


A de-merger is when a company splits off one or more divisions to operate independently or be sold off.
A de-merger may take place for several reasons, including focusing on a company's core operations and spinning off less relevant business units, to raise capital, or to discourage a hostile takeover.
The most common type of de-merger, the spin-off, results in the parent company retaining an equity stake in the new company.
Understanding De-Mergers
De-mergers are a valuable strategy for companies that want to refocus on their most profitable units, reduce risk, and create greater shareholder value. Analysts tend to discount parent companies that hold multiple subsidiaries by roughly 15-30% due to less than transparent capital allocation. De-merging also affords companies the ability to have specialists manage specific business units or brands rather than generalists. It is also a good strategy for separating out business units that are underperforming and creating a drag on overall company performance. De-mergers can create some complicated accounting issues but can be used to create tax benefits or other efficiencies. Government intervention, such as to break up a monopoly, can spur a de-merger.

Individually, de-mergers can happen for a variety of reasons, one of them being that management knows something that the market is unaware of and wants to address an issue before it finds out. This is evident in that corporate insiders tend to profit from de-mergers.

One of the most common ways for a de-merger to be executed is a "spinoff," in which a parent company receives an equity stake in a new company equal to their loss of equity in the original company. At that point, shares are bought and sold independently, and investors have the option of buying shares of the unit they believe will be the most profitable. A partial de-merger is when the parent company retains a partial stake in a de-merged company.

1. GHCL (Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd)

→Demerging the Chemicals & Textile business is on the cards. 

Possibility in 2 quarters.

*2. Piramal Enterprises (#PEL)*

→Three way Demerger possible :

~ RealEstate
~ Pharma(CDMO)

Possibility in 2 to 3  quarters.

*3. Strides Shasun

Strides plans to demerge its biopharmaceutical division 'Stelis Biopharma'

Strides has an amazing history of value creation via demergers

→2 way demerger would mean

The basic pharma play : Strides 
Biopharma play: Stelis

Possibility in next quarter itself.

*4. KPR Mills*

→Demerger of Garments & Sugar+Ethanol 

Possibility : Unknown

*5. #RIL (Reliance Industries)*

→Possible demerger of 

~ Refinery 
~ Telecom (Jio)
~ Reliance Retail

Possibility : Unknown

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*6. NMDC*

Two way Demerger: 

→Minerals/Iron Ore (core business) & Steel plant

Possibility : 2 to 3 quarters.

*7. GNFC*

Two Way Demerger :

→Fertilizers  & Chemicals

Possibility : Unknown

*8. SRF*

Two Way demerger:

Chemicals & textiles

Possibility : Unknown

*9. ITC* The most awaited 1 would be *#ITC*

ITC can unlock amazing shareholder wealth by its demerger as it has handsome market share % in:

FOOD: 27%

Expecting 4 WAY Split:


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