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UAE's Taqa scraps $1.6B deal to buy two hydro power assets of Jaypee Group

July 24, 2014 | Shruti Ambavat

The deal was one of its kind, where an international strategic acquirer had roped in an Indian PE fund for the proposed transaction.

Hyderabad-based law firm Legal Matrix merges with Kochhar & Co

July 24, 2014 | Anuradha Verma

Early this year J Sagar Associates merged four-year old law firm Vichar Partners with itself to expand to Chennai.

Japan’s Daido Steel to acquire 10% stake in Sunflag Iron for $9M

July 23, 2014 | Anuradha Verma

Daido signed a technical assistance partnership with the Indian firm in November 2010.

Chettinad Cement hikes stake in Anjani Portland to 66%

July 23, 2014 | Bhawna Gupta

The acquisition will help Chettinad enter Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

South Africa’s Life Healthcare to up stake in Max Healthcare for up to $132M

July 23, 2014 | Jasleen Kaur Batra

Life Healthcare had originally picked 26 per cent stake in Max Healthcare in 2012 and later invested more to maintain its holding.

Govt looking at stake sale in Rail infra cos

July 22, 2014 | PTI

Half a dozen companies are managed by Indian Railways including RITES, IRCON, IRFC, IRCTC and RailTel Corporation.

Two rival bidders gets SEBI go-ahead for Mallya's Mangalore Chemicals

July 21, 2014 | PTI

Earlier this year, UB Group joined hands with the Zuari group to ward off a hostile takeover bid by Deepak Fertilisers.

Skanray Technologies acquires Italian X-ray tube manufacturer CEI

July 21, 2014 | Jasleen Kaur Batra

Last year private equity firm Ascent Capital had struck a deal to invest in Skanray.

UK-based Exova Group acquires Metallurgical Services

July 21, 2014 | Anuradha Verma

The acquisition will help Exova expand its geographical reach to India and augment its offerings to customers in emerging Asian markets.

Bafna Pharma selling 74% stake in branded generics unit to Strides Arcolab for $8M

July 21, 2014 | Jasleen Kaur Batra

Last week Strides said it is buying a stake in US-based Oncobiologics Inc.

Kotak Mahindra to buy 15% in MCX from Financial Technologies for $76M

July 21, 2014 | TEAM VCC

The deal is subject to regulatory relaxation as FTIL’s stake is under lock-in till March 2015.

Wipro to acquire Canadian firm ATCO's IT arm for $195M

July 18, 2014 | Bhawna Gupta

This is Wipro’s biggest buy since 2007 when it snapped Infocrossing.

Cipla acquires balance 75% stake in biotech firm Mabpharm

July 18, 2014 | Jasleen Kaur Batra

Cipla revived its inorganic expansion drive last year with Cipla Medpro South Africa and has announced deals in UAE and Sri Lanka.

FTIL sells 4% more in MCX for around $26M

July 16, 2014 | TEAM VCC

Blackstone is an investor in both FTIL and MCX.

Rollatainers enters food business with a bite of Kylin, Sartoria dining chains

July 16, 2014 | Bhawna Gupta

Through a separate JV it is also bringing international chain Jamie’s Italian to India.

Sun Pharma acquires Pharmalucence

July 16, 2014 | Jasleen Kaur Batra

Pharmalucence was created in 2007 through a management buy-out of CIS-US.

US-based Qliktag acquires digital media agency Buzzfactory

July 16, 2014 | Sainul K Abudheen

Founded in 2009, Buzzfactory’s clients include Gridlogics, Yogacara, Springboard Ventures,, Catapooolt and Hoopos.

French cement maker Vicat to buy out Sagar Cements in Indian JV for $72M

July 16, 2014 | Bhawna Gupta

Privately held Vicat also separately holds 51 per cent in Hyderabad-based Bharathi Cement.

Singapore-based Sembcorp hikes stake in Thermal Powertech to 65% for $67M

July 15, 2014 | Bhawna Gupta

Early this year, SembCorp picked 45 per cent stake in a separate 1,320 MW thermal project through a tripartite JV with Gayatri Projects and NCC.

Brightstar buys majority stake in Bharti’s mobile distribution firm Beetel

July 15, 2014 | Anuradha Verma

Beetel will retain its name and all the existing employees and continue to operate from its headquarters in Gurgaon.


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