Everstone acquires Indian operations of Cookie Man


Private equity firm Everstone Capital has acquired the Indian operations of Australian bakery chain Cookie Man for an undisclosed amount.


Everstone’s packaged foods platform, Everfoods, has entered into an agreement to acquire Chennai-based Australian Foods India Pvt. Ltd.


Cookie Man was launched in India in 2000. Everfoods struck the deal through unit Modern Food Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.


Besides cookies, Cookie Man makes muffins, ice creams, brownies and chocolates. It claims to have a presence in more than 50 stores in leading malls and airports across 20 cities across India.


The company had posted net sales of Rs 22 crore for 2016-17, up from Rs 21 crore a year before, according to filings with the Registrar of Companies.


As part of the acquisition, Everfoods also gets exclusive rights to own and operate the brand and other related intellectual property not only in India but also in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Mauritius.

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