Marico buys aesthetic skin care business in Singapore

Marico Ltd said its unit Kaya Ltd bought the aesthetics business of the Singapore-based Derma Rx Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. No price details were provided.

Kaya delivers skin care solutions in India and overseas through its range of Kaya Skin Clinics. Derma Rx, led by one of Singapore eminent aesthetic physicians, Dr SK Tan, has three centres in Singapore and one in Kuala Lumpur.

The acquisition would provide Kaya access to an advanced range of skin care products and a strong sourcing network, including suppliers of products from developed nations. It would also enable Kaya to increase its share of revenue, from sale of products, to over 20% from the current level of about 13%.

On Tuesday Marico shares ended 4.33% down at Rs100.45 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Sensex closed 2.71% down at 16,022.48 points.

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DLF eyes Rs15,000 crore from 90-storey skyscraper homes

The project would be developed on an 18-acre land at Lower Parel that DLF bought from National Textile Corporation (NTC) in 2006 for Rs702 crore

Realty giant DLF is planning to build a 90-storey tall super luxury housing project, which it estimates will fetch Rs15,000 crore, in this space-starved city, reports PTI.

Each apartment here is expected to cost Rs5-Rs10 crore and would make it one of the country's tallest and most expensive housing projects, sources said.

DLF is looking to launch next month this project at Lower Parel (central Mumbai), where over 2,000 super-luxury homes would be spread vertically over 90 floors. Of this, the first 17 floors would be reserved for parking and there would be a king-size garden on the 18th floor.

The project would be developed on an 18-acre land at Lower Parel that DLF bought from National Textile Corporation (NTC) in 2006 for Rs702 crore. It would have a total saleable area of about five million sq ft, comprising of multiple towers, each 90-storey tall.

DLF has yet not fixed the selling price of the units and the same would be determined after the market survey, sources said, adding that the company expects a sales realisation of Rs12,000-Rs15,000 crore from this high-end project.

When contacted, DLF spokesperson declined to divulge the details of the project.

"We are not in a hurry to launch this project. As we see the market improving, we are waiting for the right time to launch this project to have a better realisation," he added.

However, in the analyst presentation earlier this month, the company had mentioned that Mumbai-NTC mills project will be launched this year.

The launch of this project follows robust response from customers for its prestigious project 'Capital Green' in the national capital.

In March this year, DLF launched the third phase of its prestigious project 'Capital Green' in central Delhi. It had offered 150 luxury flats with a price tag of Rs4 crore per unit. The selling price was fixed at Rs11,000 per sq ft.

The company had last year launched the first and second phases with 1,400 and 1,250 units, respectively.

DLF had also launched a housing project at Panchkula and booked more than 1,200 flats within a week.

Overall, in 2009-10 fiscal, DLF sold 12.5 million sq ft of area in housing segment with a sales realisation of 7,150 crore. This fiscal, it is targeting to sale 15-18 million sq ft of area.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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IL&FS-Ramky JV emerges as the lowest bidder for four-laning project in Andhra Pradesh

IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd said its joint venture has emerged as the lowest bidder for the Andhra Pradesh Road Development Corp’s (APRDC) Narketpally-Addanki-Medarametla road (SH-2) project. The estimated cost of the project is Rs1,196.84 crore.

Mumbai-based IL&FS Transportation in a 50:50 joint venture with Hyderabad-based Ramky Infrastructure Ltd will construct the four laning of Narketpally-Addanki-Medarametla road in Andhra Pradesh under public-private partnership (PPP) on build, operate, and transfer (BOT) basis. The project is on toll basis with a concession period is 24 years including construction period of 910 days. The company shall receive a viability gap grant of Rs467.02 crore for the project by APRDC. The company has also received a letter of award from APRDC for the project.

IL&FS Transportation Networks shares ended Tuesday 3.44% up at Rs269.30 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Sensex closed 2.71% down at 16,022.48 points.

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