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Vedanta sweetens merger plan for Cairn shareholders

July 22, 2016 | TEAM VCC

A year after London-listed mines and energy company Vedanta Resources Plc moved to merge cash rich oil unit Cairn India Ltd with its flagship but debt heavy Indian arm Vedanta Ltd (formerly Sesa Sterlite), it has now proposed to tweak the plan.

Health Care At Home India acquires disease management firm Health Impetus

July 21, 2016 | Joseph Rai

Home healthcare services provider Health Care At Home India Pvt. Ltd (HCAH) has acquired Health Impetus Pvt. Ltd for an undisclosed amount in a deal that will help the company start offering disease management services.

Exclusive: ShopClues explores more acquisitions after maiden deal

July 21, 2016 | Manu P Toms

Online shopping marketplace ShopClues may make more acquisitions to expand its market reach and improve its offerings over the next one year after striking its first takeover deal earlier this month, co-founder and CEO Sanjay Sethi told VCCircle.

Exclusive: Elior eyes south Indian catering firm for acquisition

July 21, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy & Swet Sarika

Europe's leading catering group Elior is in an advanced stage of talks to acquire a south India-based catering services firm, two persons familiar with the development told VCCircle.

Hansa Cequity acquires data analytics firm D-Square

July 21, 2016 | Disha Sharma

Mumbai-based marketing analytics firm Hansa Customer Equity Pvt Ltd, or Hansa Cequity, has acquired a majority stake in data science company D-Square Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

The development was first reported by Mint, citing a company statement.

Myntra to buy actor Hrithik Roshan’s HRX brand

July 20, 2016 | Binu Paul

Flipkart-owned lifestyle e-commerce venture Myntra Designs Pvt. Ltd is in advanced discussions to buy a majority stake in fitness and sportswear brand HRX, launched by actor Hrithik Roshan, as it accelerates its efforts to increase the contribution of private labels to its sales.

Dabur to acquire cosmetics firm Discaria in first African deal

July 19, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Consumer products maker Dabur India Ltd has acquired South African cosmetics manufacturing and trading firm Discaria in its first takeover deal on the continent.

JSW Energy inks $400 mn deal to buy Jaypee power plant

July 18, 2016 | TEAM VCC

Billionaire Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Energy Ltd has agreed to acquire a 500-megawatt thermal power plant from Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd for Rs 2,700 crore ($400 million) including debt, the two companies said on Monday.

Hindustan Unilever to sell stake in Huggies, Kotex JV to partner Kimberly-Clark

July 18, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

Hindustan Unilever (HUL) will divest its stake in Kimberly-Clark Lever (KCL) to its joint venture partner US-based Kimberly Clark to focus on its core business, the company said in a stock exchange filing.

Den hikes stake in TV commerce JV with Snapdeal to 82.87%

July 18, 2016 | Arti Singh

Cable television distributor Den Networks Ltd said on Monday it has agreed to increase its stake in a TV shopping joint venture with e-tailer Snapdeal to 82.87% from 32.87%.

LT Foods acquires 817 Elephant basmati rice brand

July 18, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Public-listed rice exporter and marketer LT Foods Ltd has acquired the 817 Elephant brand of rice from its Amritsar-based parent company Deva Singh Sham Singh (DSSS).

ShopClues acquires mobile payments startup Momoe

July 15, 2016 | Arti Singh

Online shopping marketplace ShopClues has acquired Bangalore-based Momoe Technologies Pvt. Ltd, as it looks to build a payments business and better compete with bigger rivals including Flipkart and Amazon.

Exclusive: Lenders invoke pledged shares of JP Morgan-controlled Seven Hills Hospital

July 14, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

Lenders to Mumbai-based Seven Hills Healthcare have invoked their pledged shares and put the hospital on the block to recover their loans, four persons privy to the development told VCCircle.

Granules to acquire 12.5% stake in US pharma firm

July 14, 2016 | TEAM VCC

Granules Pharmaceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyderabad-based Granules India, has agreed to acquire 12.5% stake in US-based development-stage pharmaceuticals firm USpharma for an undisclosed amount.

Prem Watsa-led Fairfax to acquire 51% in Privi Organics for $55 mn

July 14, 2016 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Fairfax India Holdings Corporation, part of India-born Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa's Fairfax Group, has signed a pact to acquire a 51% stake in Privi Organics Ltd for about Rs 370 crore ($55 million) in its sixth deal in the country within a year.

Yatra.com to list on NASDAQ via reverse merger with US-based blank cheque firm

July 14, 2016 | TEAM VCC

Online travel agency (OTA) Yatra has entered into a reverse merger agreement with US-based special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) paving the way for a back-door listing of the second Indian OTA in the US.

CarDekho parent acqui-hires biz consulting firm Valueserve

July 13, 2016 | Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd, which owns auto portals CarDekho.com, BikeDekho.com and Gaadi.com, has acquired Jaipur-based business consulting firm Valueserve  Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd in an all-cash deal.

Exclusive: AppPoint acquires US-based SaaS platform for campus recruitment HireCanvas

July 13, 2016 | Varun Arora

Bangalore-based AppPoint Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired HireCanvas Inc, which delivers a cloud-based solution mostly to firms in the US to help them manage campus recruitment, for an undisclosed amount, a top company executive told VCCircle.

Indian Hotels inks deal to sell Taj Boston for $125 mn

July 13, 2016 | TEAM VCC

Indian Hotels Company Ltd said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell its Taj Boston hotel in the US to AS Holdings LLC, Boston for $125 million (about Rs 840 crore). 

Exclusive: Goldman Sachs-backed BPL Medical scouts for more overseas M&As

July 13, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

BPL Medical Technologies Pvt. Ltd is looking to buy more overseas assets to enter new technology verticals, as the Goldman Sachs-backed healthcare devices maker steps up its expansion plans after buying a UK-based company last year.