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Case Title:

Dabur–The Balsara Acquisition

Publication Year : 2005

Authors: Ms. Mridu Verma

Industry: Food, Diary and Agriculture Products

Region:India

Case Code: MAA0064P

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available

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Abstract:
In January 2005, Dabur has announced its decision to acquire an Indian FMCG –Balsara India, a loss making company. Dabur believes that Balsara's product basket fits well with Dabur’s own portfolio. Balsara’s HR division possesses skills that complement Dabur’s own team. The Balsara brands - which have been stagnating since the late 1990s are rejuvenated by Dabur. Dabur has overhauls it operations and purchasing strategy operations. Contrary to expectations, Dabur is successful in turning Balsara around in eight months.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • The case discusses Dabur’s product portfolio, Balsara’s product portfolio and their respective strengths and weaknesses. The case traces the successful merger of the two companies and discusses how Dabur handles the various marketing and HR challenges that come its way
  • It discusses how Dabur has financed the acquisition
  • The case also discusses Dabur’s strategy to rejuvenate the stagnant Balsara brand.

Keywords : Mergers,Acquisitions,Alliances Case Study;Acquisition; Marketing; Turn-around; FMCG

Contents : 
About Dabur
About Balsara
The Acquisition
Balsara’s Home and Personal Care Range

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