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Former Dentsu India chief Sandeep Goyal’s Mogae Media buys video platform Ao1

November 10, 2016 | Priya Prasad

Digital marketing firm Mogae Media Pvt. Ltd has acquired personalised video platform Ao1 from ad-veteran Ashish Dabral, a former chief executive of Dentsu Marcom, in a share-swap deal. 

Essel Finance acquires Peerless Mutual Fund

November 10, 2016 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Subhash Chandra-promoted diversified business group Essel is closing a full acquisition of the mutual fund and trust management business of Kolkata-based Peerless General Finance and Investment Company Ltd (PGFI), it said in a statement.

Exclusive: Global Consumer hunts for acquisitions after fresh fundraise

November 10, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Global Consumer Products Pvt. Ltd, floated by former Godrej Group top executive Arumugham Mahendran, is looking at acquisition opportunities as it seeks to expand its product portfolio, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

Exclusive: How a Chennai-based catering firm is drawing attention from global giants

November 09, 2016 | Swet Sarika & Debjyoti Roy

A South India-based institutional and industrial catering company has fuelled a bidding war between UK’s Compass Group PLC and French firm Elior Group, two of the world’s biggest institutional catering firms.

Exclusive: Unitus Seed Fund to exit from eye-care firm

November 08, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Impact investment firm Unitus Seed Fund (USF) is selling its entire stake in one of its portfolio firms to a US-based healthcare company nearly three years after making the investment, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

Indonesia’s Go-Jek buys LeftShift in fourth Indian takeover

November 08, 2016 | Priya Prasad

Jakarta-based PT Go-Jek Indonesia, which runs personal transportation and hyper-local shopping app Go-Jek, has acquired Pune-based app development startup LeftShift Technologies Pvt. Ltd for an undisclosed amount. 

Exclusive: Warburg Pincus-backed Capital First looks to diversify loan book with M&As

November 07, 2016 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Capital First Ltd, a non-banking finance company majority owned by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, is looking to strike acquisition deals in order to diversify its loan book, three people close to the development told VCCircle.

P&P Legal, Aditya Narayan & Co merge with Argus Partners

November 07, 2016 | Maulik Vyas

Mumbai-based boutique banking and finance advisory law firm P&P Legal Advocates & Solicitors and Bengaluru-based Aditya Narayan & Co have decided to merge with Mumbai’s mid-size law firm Argus Partners.

Future Group to acquire retail business of Heritage Foods

November 07, 2016 | TEAM VCC

Future Retail Ltd has agreed to acquire the retail and allied businesses of Hyderabad-based Heritage Foods Ltd, as the Kishore Biyani-led company continues to strike merger and acquisition deals to expand its operations.

Crompton Greaves to sell B2B automation biz to Saudi Arabia’s Alfanar

November 07, 2016 | TEAM VCC

Electrical equipment maker Crompton Greaves Ltd said on Monday it will sell its business-to-business automation business to Saudi Arabia’s Alfanar for an enterprise value of 120 million euros ($133 million, or about Rs 886 crore).

KKR-backed Dalmia Bharat to consolidate cement biz

November 07, 2016 | TEAM VCC

Dalmia Bharat Ltd will merge all its cement businesses under one listed firm to consolidate operations, as per a stock market disclosure. This would mark the second leg of a group restructuring and would create the fourth largest cement producer in the country.

IT solutions firm Cyient to acquire Blom Aerofilms

November 07, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

IT solutions firm Cyient Ltd has acquired UK-based Blom Aerofilms Ltd to expand its offerings, the company informed stock exchanges.

Dabur to acquire personal care business of South African firm

November 02, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Consumer products maker Dabur India Ltd will acquire the personal care, hair care and creams businesses of the South Africa-based CTL group of companies.

Exclusive: Times Group's digital arm to launch M&A fund

November 01, 2016 | Manu P Toms

In an indication that it will take the inorganic route for fast-paced growth, Times Internet Ltd (TIL), the digital arm of the Times Group, has decided to launch a large fund to facilitate mergers and acquisitions.

Advanced Enzyme to buy 70% stake in JC Biotech

November 01, 2016 | Joseph Rai

Advanced  Enzyme  Technologies, which had a blockbuster listing earlier this year, said it will acquire a 70% stake in active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) maker JC  Biotech for Rs 50 crore.

Amazon to buy Tatas-owned Westland’s publishing business

October 28, 2016 | PTI

US-based e-commerce giant Amazon today said it is acquiring the publishing business of Tata-owned Westland for an undisclosed sum.

IBM acquires Bangalore-based Sanovi Technologies

October 27, 2016 | Varun Arora

Bangalore-based Sanovi Technologies Pvt. Ltd was acquired by American tech giant IBM on Thursday for an undisclosed amount. 

Sun Pharma to acquire PE-backed ophthalmic firm Ocular Technologies

October 27, 2016 | Joseph Rai

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has said it will acquire Ocular Technologies from global private equity firm Auven Therapeutics as the drug maker seeks to boost its ophthalmic pipeline.

Hero MotoCorp buying up to 30% stake in Tiger Global-backed Ather Energy

October 27, 2016 | Disha Sharma

Hero MotoCorp Ltd, the country’s largest two-wheeler maker, is making its biggest bet in the electric-vehicle segment after deciding to invest Rs 205 crore ($30.5 million) in Ather Energy Pvt. Ltd.

Navneet Education to buy Encyclopaedia Britannica India

October 26, 2016 | TEAM VCC

Navneet Education Ltd said on Wednesday it has agreed to acquire the Indian schools’ curriculum-based business of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. for Rs 85-90 crore ($12.7-13.5 million) in cash.