Colgate Palmolive (India) approves plan to sell its Global Shared Services Organisation to US parent Colgate Palmolive for 598.9M Indian rupees; transaction to be carried out via slump sale, will take effect June 1

, March 25, 2013 () – The board of personal care products firm Colgate Palmolive (India) Ltd (BOM:500830) on Monday approved a plan to sell its division Global Shared Services Organisation (GSSO) to its ultimate US parent Colgate Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL) for INR598.9m (USD11m/EUR9m).

GSSO’s employees, assets, liabilities will be taken over by Colgate Global Business Services Private Limited (CGBSPL), a fully-owned unit of consumer goods group Colgate Palmolive Co.

The transaction, to be carried out via a slump sale, will take effect on 1 June 2013, the vendor said.

The price was established based on the valuation made by Ernst & Young Pvt Ltd.

Shareholders approval and other conditions are currently in the process of being obtained, the vendor added.

Country: India

Sector: Consumer Products

Target: Global Shared Services Organisation (GSSO)

Buyer: Colgate Palmolive Co, Colgate Global Business Services Private Limited (CGBSPL) Vendor: Colgate Palmolive (India) Ltd

Deal size in USD: 11m

Type: Divestment

Status: Agreed

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