Titan Acquires CaratLane

CaratLane has 13 physical stores and has plans for more

Titan Co., the Indian jewelry conglomerate that owns the Tanishq jewelry chain, has acquired a majority stake in Indian e-tailer CaratLane Trading.

CaratLane sells jewelry online as Caratlane.com and has 13 physical stores. In a statement, Titan said the company plans to ramp up its retail presence.

Titan’s exact stake and CaratLane’s valuation are still under discussion, a statement said. The acquisition is expected to be completed by June.

Since its founding in 2007, CaratLane has raised $51 million in three funding rounds, according to CrunchBase.

In an interview with CNBC, company chief financial officer Subbu Subramaniam admitted CaratLane was still running a loss but said that “we all know that e-commerce as such is growing significantly in India, and jewelry is not going to be an exception.”


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