A New Era in Cupid: Welcoming Change with a Visionary Board of Directors

Cupid Ltd Undergoes Transformative Leadership Transition with Independent Directors and Strategic Expansion Plans

In a significant and exciting development, Cupid Ltd, a leading Indian manufacturer of male and female condoms, is embracing a new era of management. The company’s Board of Directors has welcomed three esteemed independent directors, marking the departure of the outgoing promoters, Mr. Omprakash Garg and Mrs. Veena Garg. This transformative shift signals a fresh perspective and a clear vision for the future of the company.

Last month, Columbia Petro Chem Private Limited, in collaboration with Mr. Aditya Kumar Halwasiya from the Universal-Halwasiya Group and Family, launched a bold Rs 113-crore open offer to acquire a substantial 26% stake in Cupid Ltd. This move followed a definitive agreement, where they acquired 41.84% of the company’s equity shares at Rs 285 per share, amounting to Rs 159.06 crore. With this transaction nearing completion, Mr. Aditya Halwasiya is set to be reclassified as a promoter, initiating a significant change in the board’s composition.

Under this new leadership structure, the board will see Kuldeep Halwasiya as the Chairman, Aditya Kumar Halwasiya as the Managing Director, and the addition of three dynamic Independent Directors: T V Rao, Rajni Mishra, and R.S. Loona. These changes represent a strategic realignment that promises to bring fresh insights and innovative strategies to Cupid Ltd.

Mr. Aditya Halwasiya expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to welcome our three distinguished independent directors to the Cupid Ltd family. Their wealth of expertise and diverse perspectives will undoubtedly enrich our board and help us navigate the dynamic business landscape with even greater insight and innovation. We look forward to working closely with them and are confident that their contributions will play a pivotal role in shaping the future success of our company. Together, we will continue to drive Cupid Ltd to new heights of excellence and growth.”

Highlighting Cupid Ltd’s significance in the market, he emphasized, “Cupid is a market leader in India when it comes to female condoms and is growing in the male condoms, personal lubricant jelly, and IVD Test Kits segments. The purpose of the Cupid acquisition was keeping in mind the Universal-Halwasiya group’s focus on the evolving health sector supported by the prospects of sexual health and family planning globally, notable and organic growth potential of the segment, Condoms being a high gross margin product, and a strong export order pipeline of the company. As the segment and business grows, we will plan for capacity expansion at Cupid Ltd with a strategic and long-term view.”

Each of the newly appointed Independent Directors brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the table. Mr. R.S. Loona, a renowned Corporate Lawyer specializing in the securities market, banking, finance, infrastructure projects, real estate, and regulatory advice, joins the board as a Managing Partner of Alliance Corporate Lawyers, Mumbai. Mrs. Rajni Mishra, a banking veteran with a Master’s Degree in Commerce, has spent nearly four decades in the banking sector, handling diverse assignments and portfolios. Meanwhile, Mr. T V Rao, with over 40 years of experience in Banking, Foreign Trade, and Housing Finance sectors, contributes his extensive knowledge and expertise as a Director of the Export Import Bank of India.

This management overhaul coincides with Cupid Ltd’s remarkable stock performance over the past year, where the stock price surged by an astonishing 129%. As of Monday, the stock continues to demonstrate its strength, trading at Rs 534, up by over 2%.

The transformation of Cupid Ltd is a testament to the company’s commitment to growth, innovation, and excellence. With a visionary board of directors and strategic expansion plans on the horizon, the company is poised for an exciting and prosperous future.

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