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Saif Powertec Charts Expansion with Key Acquisition in Shipping Sector

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In a strategic move, Saif Powertec has successfully acquired a commanding 51% majority stake in Innovative Logistics & Shipping Limited (ILSL), solidifying its position as the largest shareholder and gaining control of the company. The transaction, valued at Tk2.55 crore, was publicly disclosed through stock exchange channels on Sunday, marking a significant development in the business landscape.

With this acquisition, Saif Powertec ascends to the role of the parent company, while ILSL transitions into its subsidiary, a shift catalyzed by Saif Powertec’s majority stake in the subsidiary. The move aligns with Saif Powertec’s strategic vision for expansion and diversification within the industry.

ILSL is poised to engage in a spectrum of operations under its new majority shareholder. This includes an array of services such as logistics, shipping, inland transportation, cargo transport, port operations, inland logistics, and storage for various food items and commodities. Additionally, the company will function as an agent for export, import, manufacturing, distribution, and marketing, serving both Bangladeshi and international companies.

Furthermore, the diversified portfolio of ILSL encompasses various trading activities, spanning commodities like sugar, oils (soybean, mustard, coconut, tishi, sunflower, etc.), oil cakes, dairy products, baby foods, fruits, vegetables, grains, spices, nuts, tea, coal, and more. The company also extends its reach into farming, including cattle, pigeons, buffaloes, mushroom cultivation, container and cargo handling, and shipping agency services.

This strategic acquisition positions Saif Powertec to leverage the synergies between the two entities, fostering a robust and diversified business model. The move not only consolidates Saif Powertec’s market presence but also signals a strategic alignment with the dynamic landscape of logistics and shipping in Bangladesh.

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Beximco Taps Iqbal Ahmed as New Managing Director

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Beximco Pharmaceuticals has announced the appointment of Iqbal Ahmed, a current director, as the new managing director for a five-year term.

hmed, who has been serving on the board since 1985, will assume the role pending approval from shareholders at the upcoming annual general meeting. The move follows the resignation of the company’s former managing director, Nazmul Hasan, who stepped down from the position after assuming a ministerial role in the government.

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6 More Companies to Enter ‘Z’ Categories Starting Tomorrow

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Starting tomorrow, Monday (March 4), shares of six companies will be transferred to the ‘Z’ category on the Dhaka Stock Exchange, as directed by the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC).

The decision stems from various factors, including the failure to host the annual general meeting, production shutdown for over six months, and many other reasons.

However DSE mentioned two companies from the textile sector, two from the pharmaceutical and chemical sector, one from the financial sector, and one from the insurance sector. The affected companies are Prime Textile, Prime Finance, New Line Clothings, Far East Islamic Life Insurance, AFC Agro Biotech, and Active Fine Chemicals Limited. The ‘Z’ category is typically assigned for companies facing financial troubles or regulatory issues, signaling caution for investors.

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Grameenphone’s Stock Plunge 8.72% after Lifting Floor

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The stock of Grameenphone (GP) experienced a significant decline of 8.72% immediately after the removal of the floor price restriction.

According to the directive of the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC), the floor price restriction on shares of Grameenphone Limited is set to be lifted from today, March 3rd.

Yesterday, GP shares were traded at Tk286.60 each. However, Today, experiencing a drop of Tk25.00 from the opening price at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). The session witnessed the exchange of a total of 7 lakh 43 thousand 710 shares, amounting to Tk19 crore 46 lakh.

This downturn in GP stocks had a notable impact, resulting in a decline in the key index DSEX, settling at 6,215 by the end of the day trading. The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) had earlier issued a directive to withdraw the floor price restriction on Grameenphone stocks on 3 March. The floor price is the lowest set by the securities regulator, determining the minimum price at which a stock can be traded. In January, the BSEC lifted the floor price for most stocks, 18 months after its introduction.

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