Hindustan Unilever Plans To Monetize Realty Assets

In 2012, Hindustan Unilever Ltd divested realty assets worth Rs.672 Cr. The company further plans to earn Rs.300 Cr from divesting realty properties by the end of June.
Hindustan Unilever plans to divest its realty assets.

Hindustan Unilever plans to divest its realty assets.

MUMBAI: Hindustan Unilever Ltd is the largest consumer goods firm in India. It produces around three dozens of consumer goods like Bru coffee, Knorr soups, Lipton tea, Lux and many others.

Real estate has never been their core business. However it has fetched them nearly Rs.672 Cr of profit, a value which is higher than all their other profits. Interestingly it is more than the profit of DLF from their real estate business.

During the same period, DLF has earned Rs.596.35 Cr in the form of net profit. The figure shows the net profit of DLF while the consumer producer’s it is the amount which is collected through selling their realty assets.

Though these figures are incomparable, they are mentioned only to make a sense of amount the consumer producer has earned from selling its realty assets.

Hindustan Unilever Ltd is now looking to collect over Rs.300 Cr through divesting its realty properties. The Anglo-Dutch MNC will sell off 55 ultra-luxury apartments. Continue reading

HUL sells leasehold rights for Mumbai property

FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) on Wednesday said the company has sold its leasehold rights of a property in Mumbai for Rs 452.5 crore to Ajay Piramal Group firm Piramal Realty.

HUL and entities of Piramal Realty have signed an agreement for assignment of HUL’s leasehold rights of the land and building named ‘Gulita’ situated at Mumbai for Rs 452.5 crore, HUL said in a filing to the BSE.

The consideration includes both fixed and variable components, it added.

According to sources, realty consultant Jones Lang LaSalle India negotiated the deal on behalf of Piramal Realty.

The property was taken on lease from Maharashtra government by HUL and used as a training centre, a source said, adding Piramal Realty will use the premises to develop a new residential complex.

In the past few years, HUL has been selling off some of properties it owns, including some in Gurgaon and Mumbai, to unlock value.

Shares of HUL today closed at Rs 399.55 on the BSE, down 1.08 per cent from its previous close.