Hemas Further Strengthens Presence in Consumer Brands Space, AcquiresRemaining Stake in Atlas

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Hemas recently announced the acquisition of a 24.9% stake of Atlas Axillia Company (Private) Ltd, for a total consideration of Rs.3.4Bn.With this strategic move, the Group now owns100% of Atlas Axillia Company (Private) Limited, expanding its market presence and reinforcing its position as a key player in the Consumer Brands Sector.

“Atlas is a market leader in the learning segment, this acquisition aligns with our long-term growth strategy and demonstrates our confidence in the company. We believe further integrating Atlas into our portfolio allows us to unlock greater synergies and value to all ourstakeholders,” said Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson, Group CEO of Hemas Holdings PLC.

Speaking on this acquisition, Asitha Samaraweera, Managing Director of Atlas Axillia added, “Joining forces with Hemas has been a remarkable journey so far. With this acquisition, we look forward to further leveraging the expertise and resources of the Group to drive innovationand expand our product portfolio and offering to our consumers.”

Hemas initially acquired 75.1% of the stake in the family-owned Atlas in 2018 with the commitment to support the growth and expansion of the company. This acquisition of the remaining stake demonstrates the Group commitment to delivering on its promise to its shareholders, leveraging on the opportunities presented by the learning segmentand the company’s ability to execute its growth strategy and capitalize on emerging market opportunities, while preserving company values.

Hemas is dedicated to achieving sustainable growth and is actively exploring significant investments in consumer and healthcare sectors in the next four years. The company remains focused on identifying and seizing opportunities that align with its strategic objectives, ensuring long-term success for the company and its stakeholders.

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