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RIL to acquire 61% stake in Walt Disney India: report

RIL to acquire 61% stake in Walt Disney India: report

28 Feb 2024

Walt Disney is reported to have agreed to sell 61 per cent of its India business to Viacom 18, the media arm of Reliance Industries Ltd, in what is seen as a major development in the Indian media and entertainment industry.

NCLT approves Hinduja Group’s Rs9,861-cr offer for Reliance Capital

NCLT approves Hinduja Group’s Rs9,861-cr offer for Reliance Capital

28 Feb 2024

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved a Rs9,861-crore offer by Hinduja Group company IndusInd International Holdings Limited (IIHL) to take over the assets of bankrupt financial services company Reliance Capital.

Tata Steel completes merger of 5 businesses, shelves TRF merger plan

Tata Steel completes merger of 5 businesses, shelves TRF merger plan

08 Feb 2024

Tata Steel on Wednesday announced the merger of five strategic businesses of the group with itself as part of an integration process aimed at simplifying business portfolio.

Manipal Group’s Ranjan Pai saves Byju’s from certain collapse

Manipal Group’s Ranjan Pai saves Byju’s from certain collapse

01 Feb 2024

Beleaguered edtech pioneer Byju’s seems to have found a white knight in Manipal Education and Medical Group’s (MEMG) Ranjan Pai, who has acquired a 40 per cent stake in Byju-owned Aakash Institute.

CCI clears Burman Family group bid to acquire Religare Enterprises

CCI clears Burman Family group bid to acquire Religare Enterprises

27 Jan 2024

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of shareholding in Religare Enterprises Limited by a consortium of non-banking financial companies

ABB to acquire DTN’s weather routing business to expand marine software portfolio

ABB to acquire DTN’s weather routing business to expand marine software portfolio

25 Jan 2024

Swedish-Swiss technology conglomerate ABB has agreed to acquire the shipping business of weather and meteorological forecasting specialist DTN

ACME signs term contract for supply of green ammonia to Japan’s IHI Group

ACME signs term contract for supply of green ammonia to Japan’s IHI Group

24 Jan 2024

ACME Group, a leading renewable energy company in India, and Japanese heavy industry group IHI Corporation on Tuesday signed a long-term contract under which ACME will supply 4 lakh tonnes of green ammonia from its plant in Odisha to Japan annually.

Sony calls off $10 bn merger deal with Zee Entertainment

Sony calls off $10 bn merger deal with Zee Entertainment

22 Jan 2024

Sony Pictures Networks has ended its long-pending agreement for merger of its television and streaming operations in India with Zee Entertainment Enterprises

Taro to merge with Sun Pharma in $350 million deal

Taro to merge with Sun Pharma in $350 million deal

21 Jan 2024

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited and Israel-based Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Sun Pharma

French shipping giant CMA CGM to acquire UK logistics firm Wincanton for $700 million

French shipping giant CMA CGM to acquire UK logistics firm Wincanton for $700 million

21 Jan 2024

French shipping company CMA CGM has agreed to buy British logistics firm Wincanton for about $700 million in cash that will add warehousing management and grocery to the Marseille-based group's business portfolio.

ABB boosts technology base with 3 new acquisitions in January

ABB boosts technology base with 3 new acquisitions in January

20 Jan 2024

Swedish-Swiss multinational ABB has made three major technology acquisitions in January that the company says will cement its capabilities in core business areas such as utility, manufacturing, transportation and infrastructure.

Hyundai India completes acquisition of GM’s Talegaon plant, to invest Rs6,000 cr

Hyundai India completes acquisition of GM’s Talegaon plant, to invest Rs6,000 cr

20 Jan 2024

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has completed acquisition of General Motors India’s Talegaon Plant in Maharashtra, after meeting certain conditions and receipt of regulatory approvals from relevant government authorities and stakeholders.

LyondellBasell to acquire 35% of Saudi petrochemical company for $500 m

LyondellBasell to acquire 35% of Saudi petrochemical company for $500 m

17 Jan 2024

LyondellBasell, a global leader in petrochemicals, today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire a 35 per cent interest in Saudi Arabia–based National Petrochemical Industrial Company (NATPET)

Vodafone inks a $1.5 billion deal with Microsoft for AI, cloud, and IoT

Vodafone inks a $1.5 billion deal with Microsoft for AI, cloud, and IoT

16 Jan 2024

Vodafone has announced a decade-long partnership with Microsoft, aiming to extend generative AI, digital, enterprise, and cloud services to over 300 million businesses and consumers across its European and African markets.

Tata Consumer Products to acquire Capital Foods and Organic India for Rs7,000 cr

Tata Consumer Products to acquire Capital Foods and Organic India for Rs7,000 cr

15 Jan 2024

Tata Consumer Products, the consumer goods arm of the Tata Group has agreed to acquire 100 per cent shares in Capital Foods, and Organic India for a total consideration of Rs7,000 crore.

Infosys to acquire chip designer InSemi for Rs280 crore

Infosys to acquire chip designer InSemi for Rs280 crore

13 Jan 2024

IT services major Infosys on Thursday announced a definitive agreement to acquire InSemi, a leading semiconductor design and embedded services provider for Rs280 crore.

Thomson Reuters proposes a $627 million acquisition of Sweden's Pagero

Thomson Reuters proposes a $627 million acquisition of Sweden's Pagero

11 Jan 2024

Thomson Reuters has officially put forward a proposition to acquire Pagero, a Swedish company specializing in e-invoicing and tax solutions. The offered amount stands at a noteworthy 6.4 billion crowns (Krona), translating to approximately $627 million.

Accenture Song acquires Work & Co., expanding its digital design capabilities

Accenture Song acquires Work & Co., expanding its digital design capabilities

10 Jan 2024

In a move to boost its digital design and technology portfolio, Accenture Song, the creative services arm of global consulting powerhouse Accenture, has sealed a deal to acquire Work & Co., a prominent digital design and technology agency based in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise in advanced talks to acquire Juniper Networks in $13 billion deal

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise in advanced talks to acquire Juniper Networks in $13 billion deal

09 Jan 2024

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) is currently engaged in discussions to acquire Juniper Networks in a deal estimated at approximately $13 billion, as disclosed by sources on Monday, 8 January 2024.

Gail and Vitol sign 10-year LNG supply contract

Gail and Vitol sign 10-year LNG supply contract

08 Jan 2024

Gail (India) Limited and Vitol Asia Pte Ltd on Friday announced the signing of a long term LNG supply contract, under which the Switzerland-based Dutch trading company will supply a million tonnes of LNG

American Tower sells its India business to Canada’s Brookfield in a $2.5 bn deal

American Tower sells its India business to Canada’s Brookfield in a $2.5 bn deal

05 Jan 2024

American Tower Corp (ATC) has agreed to sell its India operations to Canadian buyout firm Brookfield in a deal worth around Rs21,000 crore ($2.5 billion) in total.

India's fintech sector faced a 63% funding decline in 2023

India's fintech sector faced a 63% funding decline in 2023

04 Jan 2024

Amid the funding winter, India’s fintech sector experienced a significant setback, with a 63% decline in fund inflows throughout 2023, according to a report by Tracxn.

Reliance and Disney initiate antitrust diligence for merger in India

Reliance and Disney initiate antitrust diligence for merger in India

04 Jan 2024

Indian business tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries and global entertainment giant Walt Disney have taken decisive steps towards their proposed merger with the Indian media and entertainment sector.

ONGC considers oil as an option to recover $600 million from the Venezuelan dividend

ONGC considers oil as an option to recover $600 million from the Venezuelan dividend

03 Jan 2024

ONGC Videsh, the overseas investment arm of India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp., is actively considering alternatives, including the allocation of oil by Venezuela’s state oil company, PdVSA, to reclaim its outstanding $600 million dividend.

Vodafone Idea denies talks with Elon Musk's Starlink; shares dip 5%

Vodafone Idea denies talks with Elon Musk's Starlink; shares dip 5%

02 Jan 2024

In a recent statement, Vodafone Idea, a major Indian telecom operator, clarified that it is not engaged in discussions with Elon Musk’s Starlink for a potential tie-up.

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