Aditya Birla Finance Amalgamated With Aditya Birla Capital

The amalgamation will create a large unified operating NBFC

Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman. Aditya Birla Group

FinTech BizNews Service   

Mumbai, March 11, 2024: The Board of Directors of Aditya Birla Capital Limited (the Company) and Aditya Birla Finance have approved the Scheme of Amalgamation (Scheme) of Aditya Birla Finance Limited, its wholly owned subsidiary with Aditya Birla Capital Limited. The amalgamation is subject to regulatory and other approvals as may be required.

The Company i.e. Aditya Birla Capital is a listed systemically important non-deposit taking core investment company (NBFC-CIC). Aditya Birla Finance, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is a non-deposit taking systematically important NBFC (NBFC-ICC).

The rationale and benefits of the proposed amalgamation are as follows:

Rationalization and simplification of group structure: The proposed amalgamation will result in reduction of legal entities and simplification of the group structure of Aditya Birla Capital.

Improved financial stability: Post completion of the amalgamation, Aditya Birla Capital will get converted from a holding company to an operating NBFC. This will create a unified large entity with a greater financial strength and flexibility enabling direct access to capital. This will also help the Company to maximise its share of opportunities by efficient utilisation and allocation of capital.

Likely stakeholder value enhancement: The proposed amalgamation will lead to consolidation of the businesses and operational synergies and resulting in the expansion and long-term sustainable growth. This will enhance value for various stakeholders of the Company.

Increased operational efficiency: The proposed amalgamation will lead to seamless implementation of policy changes and reduction in the multiplicity of legal and regulatory compliances.

The proposed amalgamation will result in compliance with the Scale based Regulations of RBI which require mandatory listing of Aditya Birla Finance by September 30, 2025.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman. Aditya Birla Group said, “The financial services sector is the bedrock of India’s growth story. Our financial services business has scaled smartly to emerge as a core growth engine for the Aditya Birla Group. The proposed amalgamation will create a strong capital base for Aditya Birla Capital to grow its business and participate in India’s growth story, successfully fulfilling its commitment to empower the financial aspirations of millions of Indians.”

Ms. Vishakha Mulye, CEO, Aditya Birla Capital said, “At Aditya Birla Capital, we follow a ‘One ABC, 

One P&L’ approach and are committed to drive quality and profitable growth by harnessing the power of data, digital and technology. The proposed amalgamation will help us to serve our customers better, achieve efficient utilization of capital, enhance operational efficiencies, and holds the potential to create long-term value for all our stakeholders.”

Upon the scheme becoming effective, Ms. Vishakha Mulye shall assume the role as MD & CEO and Mr. Rakesh Singh will assume the role as Executive Director and CEO (NBFC) of the amalgamated company, subject to regulatory/statutory approvals as may be required for these proposed appointments.

As of December 31, 2023, Aditya Birla Capital Limited manages aggregate assets under management of about Rs. 4.1 lakh crore with a total lending AUM of Rs. 1,15,139 crores and gross written premium of Rs 13,500 crore in Life and Health Insurance businesses. It reported consolidated revenue of Rs. 26,791 crores and a profit after tax of Rs. 2,090 crores for 9M FY 2024. The Company has a pan- India presence with 1,462 branches across all businesses as of December 31, 2023.

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