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Cognizant to buy digital marketing agency Mirabeau

November 30, 2016 | PTI

IT services firm Cognizant will acquire privately-held Mirabeau BV, a digital marketing and customer experience agency, for an undisclosed amount.

Analjit Singh & family buy 3.3% additional stake in Max Ventures from Goldman Sachs

November 29, 2016 | Ankit Doshi

Billionaire industrialist Analjit Singh has hiked holding in Max Ventures and Industries Ltd (MVIL) through a secondary market transaction after an open offer to raise stake in the firm failed early this year.

Essel Group to buy 5% more in Dish TV Videocon from Dhoots

November 29, 2016 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Dish TV India Ltd said on Tuesday its promoter Essel Group will buy about 5% additional stake from the Dhoot family in the company to be created after its merger with Videocon d2h Ltd.

The purchase will take Essar Group’s stake in Dish TV Videocon Ltd to about 41% from 36%.

Tata Steel starts talks with Liberty House to sell UK speciality steel biz

November 28, 2016 | TEAM VCC

Tata Steel Ltd said on Monday it has agreed to negotiate the potential sale of its UK speciality steel business to Liberty House Group for £100 million ($124 million or Rs 853 crore) including debt.

Dr Reddy's Labs to buy Kolkata NBFC Imperial Credit

November 28, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd is acquiring non-banking financial company Imperial Credit Pvt. Ltd, as per a note by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).

Strides Shasun to buy Swedish firm Moberg Pharma's paediatric brand

November 25, 2016 | Joseph Rai

Drugmaker Strides Shasun Ltd said on Friday it will buy Sweden-based Moberg Pharma's paediatric brand – PediaCare – for $5 million as the company aims to expand its consumer healthcare portfolio.

Aurobindo Pharma to buy select Teva assets in France

November 25, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

Drugmaker Aurobindo Pharma Ltd said on Friday its French unit Arrow Generiques SAS has signed a pact to acquire select commercial products in France from Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Netmeds buys IDG Ventures-backed rival Pluss in stock deal

November 24, 2016 | Arti Singh

Online pharmacy Netmeds.com has acquired Delhi-based hyperlocal drugs delivery app Pluss in a deal that will help it expand its operations in northern India and better compete with Sequoia Capital-backed rival 1mg.

Kedaara Capital-backed Manjushree Technopack acquires Varahi

November 24, 2016 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Bangalore-based Manjushree Technopack Ltd said on Thursday it has acquired Delhi-headquartered packaging firm Varahi Ltd for an undisclosed amount to increase its production capacity and client base.

Anand Mahindra becomes sole owner of Epic TV as Mukesh Ambani exits

November 24, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani has sold his entire stake in Hindi entertainment channel Epic TV to its other co-founder Anand Mahindra, the MD at Mahindra Group, for an undisclosed amount.

China' Ctrip to acquire Skyscanner for $1.7 bn

November 24, 2016 | Deepti Chaudhary

Nasdaq-listed Ctrip.com International Ltd, which provides travel services including accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management, has agreed to acquire global travel search site Skyscanner Holdings Ltd, for nearly £1.4 billion ($1.74 billion)

Tata group firm Rallis to increase stake in Zero Waste Agro-Organics

November 23, 2016 | PTI

Tata group's agro-chemical firm Rallis India will acquire an additional 26.37 per cent stake in its arm Zero Waste Agro-Organics for nearly Rs 20 crore, making the company a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Exclusive: Tulip Diagnostics in sale talks with overseas firms

November 23, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

Tulip Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd, a Goa-based in vitro diagnostics company, is in advanced talks to sell a majority stake in itself to an overseas strategic player, two people familiar with the development told VCCircle.

Cipla generates four-fold returns from Chase Pharma stake sale

November 23, 2016 | Joseph Rai

Drugmaker Cipla Ltd has sold its entire stake in the US-based Chase Pharmaceuticals to a unit of Allergan Plc, making handsome returns from its investment of a little more than two years.

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group to sell TV, radio businesses to Zee Group

November 23, 2016 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Billionaire Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital Ltd said on Wednesday it will sell its radio and television businesses to media baron Subhash Chandra’s Zee Group for Rs 1,900 crore ($283 million) including debt.

Sun Pharma to acquire majority stake in Russia’s Biosintez

November 23, 2016 | Joseph Rai

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Wednesday it has agreed to acquire an 85.1% stake in Russian drugmaker JSC Biosintez as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets.

Quikr acquires Sequoia- and Kalaari-backed Grabhouse

November 21, 2016 | Dearton Thomas Hector

Online classifieds firm Quikr India Pvt Ltd has acquired Mumbai-based home rental startup Grabhouse, run by Cryptopy Technologies Pvt Ltd, Quikr said on its website on Monday.

The deal value was not disclosed. 

French catering firm Elior acquires MegaBite, CR Caterers

November 21, 2016 | TEAM VCC

French catering services provider Elior Group said on Monday it has struck two acquisitions in India as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets.

Koovs leads funding action last week; Samsung, Essel Infraprojects in M&A deals

November 21, 2016 | Keshav Sunkara

London Stock Exchange-listed Koovs plc, the parent of online fashion marketplace Koovs, led the funding activity last week as it secured $13.52 million from a clutch of investors including Times Group, Ruffer LLP, Coller Capital and others. 

Reliance Communications sells ethernet business for $28 mn

November 18, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) has sold its ethernet business to a US-based telecommunications firm GTT Americas LLC for $28 million, it said on Friday.

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