HUL stock: A pricey MDH deal is unlikely to bring cheer to HUL investors soon

For HUL, the acquisition will come two years after the company’s merger with GSK Consumer Healthcare in April 2020. HUL paid ₹3,045 crore to acquire Horlicks brand.

Summary

HUL’s stock is down 15% for the past one year – as inflationary pressures weighed down the valuations. A large acquisition may not be able to raise the expectations of its investors in the near term, even if it is a strategically beneficial move in the long term.

ET Intelligence Group: Hindustan Unilever (HUL) share price fell nearly 4% on the back of news that FMCG is in talks to acquire majority stake in major established spice maker Mahashian Di Hatti (MDH). This could prove to be a major takeover for HUL as the spice company is reportedly likely to be valued at ₹10,000 crore to ₹15,000 crore. Acquisition for HUL will happen after two years of the company

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