L Capital Asia’s Ravi Thakran joins PVR board
Ravinder Singh Thakran

Multiplex chain operator PVR Ltd has appointed Ravinder Singh Thakran, managing partner at L Capital Asia, as an additional director. L Capital Asia is a private equity firm backed by the $29-billion global luxury conglomerate LVMH group.

L Capital Asia recently picked up a 10 per cent stake in the Ajay Bijli-promoted firm for Rs 57.7 crore through a preferential issue. L Capital also invested Rs 50 crore in the multiplex chains' subsidiary, PVR Leisure Limited, which is involved businesses like mall, entertainment and gaming.

The deal was L Capital's third investment in India after it invested in Genesis Luxury and Fabindia.

Besides leading L Capital Asia, Thakran is also group president of LVMH South, South East Asia & Middle East and president of cosmetics stores chain Sephora, South & South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand. He has earlier held senior management roles with Swatch Group, Nike and Tata Group.

Shares of PVR closed at Rs 218.9, down by 1.95 per cent. L Capital subscribed to PVR shares at Rs 200 a piece.

(Edited by Prem Udayabhanu)

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