Ebix' Indian unit buys East India Hotels arm Mercury Travels from PRS Oberoi, Ashwini Kakkar
Nasdaq-listed Ebix Inc’s Indian subsidiary has acquired Mercury Travels, an East India Hotels Ltd (EIH) subsidiary firm co-owned by Oberoi Group executive chairman PRS Oberoi and travel industry veteran Ashwini Kakkar. While EIH reportedly holds 25.1% in Mercury Travels, the balance 74.9% is held by Kakkar.
Ebix paid $14.2 million for the two acquisitions that was funded through internal cash reserves, according to a company statement. Image source: Official website