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Patel Food and Chemicals Private Limited (C)
Alok Patel, the founder and chairman of a Gujarat-based, privately held edible oils processor, is considering long-term liquidity opportunities for the company and its investors. He could list the company on one of the Indian exchanges, opt for a trade sale, or acquire a struggling French oils processor and after some consolidation, exit via a listing on the New York or London exchanges. Each options presents personal and professional benefits and disadvantages.
Keywords: Financial Liquidity;
Mergers and Acquisitions;
Food and Beverage Industry;