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Future Retail explores merger options with HyperCity Retail

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-led Future Retail is in talks with HyperCity Retail, part of the , for a possible merger between the two.

Future Retail explores merger options with HyperCity Retail
HyperCity operates in nearly 20 large format stores in cities such as Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jaipur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Noida in Delhi- NCR

According to a PTI report: “All discussions at this stage are exploratory in nature. The company keeps on evaluating various possible business associations or transaction at any given time. However, at present, there is neither any legally binding agreement nor any business collaboration or association,” Future Retail said in a regulatory filing.

HyperCity operates in nearly 20 large format stores in cities such as Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jaipur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Noida in Delhi- NCR.

K Raheja Corp Group also operates retail chains under Shoppers’ Stop and Crosswords in India.

Biyani has been known for aggressive expansion of the group’s operations though mergers and acquisitions. In the past, Biyani’s has acquired , South India-based convenience store chain and retail business of .

In May 2015, the Future group announced that it had agreed to merge its retail business with rival Bharti Retail in an all-stock deal worth Rs 750 crore to create one of the biggest supermarket chains with Rs 15,000 crore turnover.

In November 2014, Future Group company acquired south India-based convenience store chain Nilgiris for nearly Rs 300 crore.

Last year, it acquired Heritage Fresh’s 136 retail stores in Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru.

Future Retail acquired after merger with Bharti Retail in May 2015. Future Retail’s flagship brands include , , and .