Bain Capital is among firms considering a bid for polyester film manufacturer Polyplex , according to people familiar with the matter.
The Boston-based buyout firm has been sounding out financing for the potential offer, which could value Polyplex at more than $1 billion including debt, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is private. The Mumbai-listed company has also attracted interest from other firms in the industry, the people said.
Considerations are at an early stage and Bain could decide against any deal, the people said. A representative for Polyplex didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment, while a representative for Bain Capital declined to comment.
Shares in Polyplex surged as much as 5.5 per cent after the Bloomberg News report. The stock is still up about 1 per cent as of 1:26 pm in Mumbai, giving the company a market value of about Rs 55 billion.
Founded in 1984, Polyplex is the one of the biggest polyester film makers globally, according to its website. It has manufacturing facilities in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey and the US, supplying to more than 2,600 customers across 75 countries.
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