5th November 2019, New Delhi
Max India Limited, a listed entity of the USD 3.2 bln Max Group, announced today that the Shareholders of the Company, in NCLT convened meeting, approved the composite scheme involving merger of healthcare assets of Max India into Max Healthcare and demerger of residual businesses of Max India into Advaita, a wholly owned subsidiary of Max India. This is a significant progress for the comprehensive scheme that involves a series of transaction including demerger of Radiant’s healthcare assets into Max Healthcare which will result in KKR backed Radiant acquiring a majority stake in Max Healthcare and listing of the combined Max Healthcare and new ‘Max India’ respectively.
99.21% of the Public shareholders voted in favour of the proposed scheme. As the immediate next step towards the conclusion of the transaction, the second motion petition for approval of the Scheme is expected to be filed with NCLT during the current month. Max Healthcare and Advaita (to be renamed as Max India) are both expected to be listed on the Indian stock exchanges by March end, 2020.
The combination of Radiant and Max Healthcare will create the largest hospital network in North India, which will become among the top three hospital networks in India by revenue and the fourth largest in India in terms of operating beds. The merged entity will operate over 3,200 beds throughout 16 hospitals across India, including tertiary and quaternary care facilities offering high end critical and super speciality care supported by strong local brands such as BLK Hospital, Max Saket Hospital, Max Smart Hospital, Max Patparganj Hospital, and Nanavati Hospital. The combined business is expected to provide significant growth potential and compelling business synergies. By providing best-in-class patient care, the combined business plans to address India’s growing demand for quality medical treatment. The merged entity will continue to use the current brand name Max Healthcare, with appropriate adjustments to its logo.
Steps involved in the Scheme:
As per the Composite Scheme the transaction will be completed through the following steps:
A record date will be fixed in due course by the Board of Max India in conjunction with the Board of Radiant.
The transaction continues to be subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
About Max India
Max India, the holding company of Max Bupa Health Insurance and Antara Senior Living and equal joint venture partner in Max Healthcare, is focused on health and allied businesses. Max Bupa is a joint venture with global leader, Radiant Life Care Bupa Finance Plc. (UK).. These businesses have well-entrenched positions in their respective categories and are recognized for their outstanding service standards. The Company owns a 49.70% per cent stake in Max Healthcare, a 51% stake in Max Bupa Health Insurance and a 100% stake in Antara Senior Living. Max India is listed on both the Bombay Stock Exchange as well as the National Stock Exchange. For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.maxindia.com