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Gati exits cold chain solutions business to focus on express logistics

May 26, 2021: The express distribution company and part of Allcargo Group, Gati, today announced that it is exiting Gati Kausar India, its cold chain solutions business.

Mandala Capital to acquire Gati%u2019s stake in Gati Kausar; to take management control of the company
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Mandala Capital to acquire Gati%u2019s stake in Gati Kausar; to take management control of the company

May 26, 2021: The express distribution company and part of Allcargo Group, Gati, today announced that it is exiting Gati Kausar India, its cold chain solutions business.

Gati will sell its approximately 70 percent stake to existing minority shareholder Mandala Capital AG, a private equity firm focused on investments across the food value chain. The company expects the transaction to close within the next 30 days.

Following the closure of this transaction, Mandala, which currently holds about 30 percent, will become the controlling shareholder in Gati Kausar. Mandala has been a shareholder in Gati Kausar since 2014.

By way of this transaction, post-closure, Gati’s consolidated gross debt will come down by around ₹100 crore. With this, Gati would have reduced its consolidated gross debt by more than 50 percent over the last 12 months.

Gati, since coming under the Allcargo fold last year, has been on a continuous transformation journey to focus on asset-light, high-return on equity businesses. It has sold or closed down four non-core businesses over the last year, so as to focus entirely on the express distribution and e-commerce businesses and regain market leadership position.

Gati Kausar provides temperature-controlled transport service across verticals comprising healthcare, meat, bio-pharma, dairy products, organised retail and quick-service restaurants. The company operates a 5500-pallet state-of-the-art warehouse at Dharuhera in Haryana, a 300-pallet warehouse in Delhi for city distribution and a 3500-pallet leased warehouse in Mumbai. With an extensive fleet of 200 refrigerated vehicles, Gati Kausar can transport cargo at temperatures as low as -25 deg C.

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