McDonald’s strikes out-of-court settlement with Vikram Bakshi

US fast-food chain McDonald’s on Thursday said it has reached an out-of-court settlement with estranged partner Vikram Bakshi. Buying out the former partner from their joint venture that operated outlets of the chain in the north and east India. Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt Ltd (CPRL) is now wholly owned by McDonald’s India Pvt Ltd (MIPL). Its affiliate (McDonald’s Global Markets LLC, “MGM”), following the completion of a settlement reached with Bakshi, the company said in a statement.

As part of the agreement, MGM has acquired 50 per cent voting equity shares in CPRL. It held by Bakshi and his affiliated entity since inception. CPRL operates McDonald’s outlets in north and east India. The company, however, did not disclose financial details of the settlement. On Monday, the estranged partners McDonald’s and Bakshi had told the NCLAT. They are working towards an out-of-court settlement to end theirs over the 5-year-old dispute.

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