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Vijay Mallya To Raise $1B By Selling Stakes In Liquour, Aviation Biz

September 11, 2008 | Pallavi S

Japanese spirits giant Suntory is interested in acquiring a 10-15% stake in United Spirits for about $600M.

Anil Ambani's Deal With Spielberg Stuck Over Debt Financing

September 10, 2008 | Madhav A Chanchani

The deal depends on Reliance getting a firm guarantee from lead bank JPMorgan Chase to raise up to $700 million.

Educomp Picks Up 50% Stake In Play School EuroKids For $8.7M

September 10, 2008 | Madhav A Chanchani

The agreement with EuroKids also has a provision for Educomp to increase its stake in stages to 74%.

Norway's Telenor Close To Getting Stake in Unitech Wireless: Report

September 10, 2008 | Pallavi S

Telenor has emerged as a frontrunner after talks with Telecom Italia got stuck to a valuation of $1 billion.

BPL Mobile Sells 17% Stake To Unknown Mauritius Firm

September 10, 2008 | Madhav A Chanchani

BPL has said that the funds would be used for BPL Mobile's expansion in Mumbai and its stake in Loop Telecom.

Japan's DoCoMo, France Telecom Frontrunners For Stake In Tata Tele

September 10, 2008 | Pallavi S

The stake sale could be to the tune of 12% even though bids by the investors have been for 26% for Rs 10,000Cr.

Metavante Hires Goldman Sachs To Sell Its Firstsource Stake: Report

September 08, 2008 | Madhav A Chanchani

Interestingly, Warburg Pincus has a 25% stake in Metavante and the former controls WNS Holdings.

S Kumars Close To Acquiring Italian Shirt Co For Euro 75 Million

September 08, 2008 | Pallavi S

This would be S Kumars second overseas deal within the last four months.

Reliance Big Entertainment Acquires US-Based Cricket Streaming Site

September 07, 2008 | TEAM VCC

Willow TV, founded in 2003, claims to have more than a million registered users worldwide.

SEBI Wants M&A Valuation To Be Disclosed To Shareholders

September 06, 2008 | Madhav A Chanchani

A 'fairness opinion' by independent merchant bankers has to be disclosed to shareholders.

Anil Ambani Eyeing Stake In Hong Kong Exchange

September 06, 2008 | Pallavi S

While HKMEx is keen on giving upto 26% stake to Reliance, ADAG is comfortable with even a 15% equity.

Bhave Wants To Up Single Shareholding Cap In Bourses To 15%

September 06, 2008 | Madhav A Chanchani

The new rules will be applicable to stock exchanges, depositories, clearing corporation, banks and insurance cos.

ICICI Venture Sells 10% In Subhiskha To PremjiInvest For Rs 230 Crore

September 04, 2008 | TEAM VCC

This will be second time ICICI Venture selling its stake in the Chennai-headquartered retail chain.

Tata Power Picks Up 10% Stake In Australian Geothermal Co For $37.8M

September 04, 2008 | Madhav A Chanchani

Tata has acquired the stake at a price of $1.25 per share and will also get a director's seat in the company.

News Roundup: Japan's Uniqlo eyes brands acqusitions in India & others

September 04, 2008 | Shrija Agrawal

The morning digest for the investment ecosystem.

Linklaters Signs Up Former CCI Chairman Vinod Dhall In India

September 03, 2008 | TEAM VCC

Vinod Dhall, former chairman of Competition Commission, is a prized catch for the British law firm.

Coke Offers To Buy Chinese Juice Maker For $2.4B, Is India Next?

September 03, 2008 | Madhav A Chanchani, Shrija Agrawal

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are shifting their strategic focus to food
& beverage segments in emerging markets.

Aditya Birla's Open Offer For Apollo Sindhoori Shareholders At Rs 64

September 02, 2008 | TEAM VCC

Last week AB Group acquired 56% stake in Chennai-based Apollo Sindhoori for $45.5 million (Rs 199 crore).

ICICI Ventures Controlled RFCL Acquires US-based Co For $340 Million

September 02, 2008 | Madhav A Chanchani

This acquisition would bring RFCL into the top league of fine chemicals companies across the world.

Great Offshore Buys Two Cos For Rs 160 Crore

September 02, 2008 | Shrija Agrawal

Great Offshore Ltd makes its foray into the port terminal and offshore logistics.

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