PICIC Insurance Set to Merge into Crescent Star Foods

In a recent meeting, the Board of Directors of PICIC Insurance Limited approved the merger of Crescent Star Foods Pvt Ltd into the company, subject to obtaining all necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals along with the fulfilment of related legal formalities.

The board of directors approved the draft of the scheme (subject to any changes and modifications as maybe required by the shareholders of the merger parties or the High Court of Sindh and such amendments as may be considered necessary without affecting the substance thereof.)

The notification read,

The Board of Directors approved the draft of the scheme along with the swap ratio of 466.93 shares of the Company for every 1 share of CSF held by each of the Shareholders of CSF.

In May, Crescent Star Insurance Limited (CSIL) announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to acquire 100% of the unlisted company “Bil Foods Limited (BFL)” which held franchise rights to “Fat Burger” in Pakistan.

About Crescent Star Foods

Crescent Star Foods (Private) Limited is a subsidiary of Crescent Star Insurance Limited, one the oldest insurance companies of Pakistan with a paid up capital of PKR 827 million

CSFL also owns franchise rights and operations of two brands, Bombay Chowpatty and Golden Chick with plans to launch over three dozen outlets of the latter in next five years. It also operates a local chain, ‘Café Tiramisu’.

About PICIC Insurance Ltd.

PICIC Insurance Limited provides general insurance products and services in Pakistan, dealing with all classes of general insurance business. Its paid up capital stands at Rs. 350 million.

The company’s fire and property insurance segment provides coverage against damages caused by fire, riot and strike, explosion, earthquake, atmospheric damage, flood, electric fluctuation, and other related perils.

PICIC Insurance script was trading at Rs. 5.01, up Rs. 1.0 or +23.75% which hits its upper cap limit at mid-day.