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Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo for USD 1.5 billion

Jul 26, 2017
Under the terms of the transaction, Jimmy Choo shareholders will receive 230 pence per share, with an enterprise value of approximately USD 1.350 billion.

Eurofins Scientific to acquire Tata's Advinus Therapeutics

Jul 22, 2017
As per Tata Industries, Advinus’ expertise complements Eurofins contract research, development and manufacturing (CDMO) capabilities.

Google acquires Bengaluru-based startup Halli Labs

Jul 13, 2017
Halli Labs becomes the latest AI start up to be acquired by a technology giant after a mass of similar acquisitions by firms such as Microsoft, Facebook, Apple.

Xiaomi to acquire key Nokia patents

Jul 5, 2017
The multi-year patent agreement includes a cross license to each company's cellular standard essential patents.

Myntra acqui-hired logistics start-up for an undisclosed amount

Apr 21, 2017
Fashion e-tailer Myntra has acquired a technology start-up to reduce its delivery time and smooth customer experience.

Aditya Birla Nuvo to be merged with Grasim Industries

Apr 12, 2017
Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd and the Grasim Industries Ltd are the subsidiaries of the Aditya Birla Group.

Bharti Airtel acquires 4G business of Tikona Networks

Mar 24, 2017
Currently, Tikona has 20 MHz spectrum in the 2300 MHz band in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh circles.

Idea approves merger with Vodafone India

Mar 20, 2017
A statement said, Vodafone India's business barring its investments in Indus Towers will vest in the new entity, which will be renamed at a later stage.

ReNew Power Ventures sells 10% stake to JERA

Feb 15, 2017
The sell agreement between ReNew Power Ventures and JERA is expected to strengthen bilateral relation between India and Japan in the field of renewable energy sector.

Nokia to acquire Comptel Corporation to advance its software strategy

Feb 10, 2017
Nokia and Comptel entered into a Transaction Agreement through its wholly owned subsidiary Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy.

European Union clears $26 billion Microsoft-LinkedIn deal

Dec 7, 2016
The EU’s clearance was the final hurdle to closing the Microsoft-LinkedIn deal, following approvals in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and South Africa.

AT&T Inc agrees to buy Time Warner Inc for 85.4 billion US dollars

Oct 24, 2016
AT&T agreed to pay 107.50 US dollars a share, evenly split between cash and stock. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2017.

Russia's Rosneft Oil Company acquires India’s Essar Oil for 13 billion US dollars

Oct 17, 2016
Rosneft Oil Company's partners include Rosneft Oil Company, Netherlands-based commodities trader Trafigura and private investment group United Capital Partners.

Reliance Communications and Aircel to be merged to create 4th largest telco

Sep 15, 2016
The merged company will be one of India’s largest private sector companies. It will have an asset base of over 65000 crore rupees and net worth of 35000 crore rupees.

Sony Pictures to acquire sports channels of Zee for 385 million US dollar

Sep 1, 2016
TEN Sports holds cricket rights in South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe. It also holds the rights for world wrestling, some football leagues, WTA and ATP tennis events, golf tours, Asian and Commonwealth Games athletics, motor Sports and cycling events, including Tour de France.

Unilever Plc acquires Swedish firm Blueair

Aug 17, 2016
However, Blueair will continue to operate under its existing brand name in all its markets in Sweden, China, the U.S., Japan, South Korea and India.

Flipkart acquires online fashion portal Jabong

Jul 26, 2016
Global Fashion Group has been on the lookout for a buyer of Jabong for the last few months. The company was in touch with Snapdeal as well as Future Group and Amazon, but a deal failed to pass through.

Softbank to acquire ARM Holdings for $32 billion

Jul 19, 2016
As part of its bid to bolster its presence in the growing internet of things (IoT) sector, Softbank will pay about 22.50 US dollar per share for ARM. The deal is the first major cross-border transaction in Britain since it voted to exit the European Union in June 2016.

Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation acquires Yatra Online for $218 mn

Jul 17, 2016
Yatra in its statement said that it intends to be listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "YTRA" following completion of the transaction.

IDFC Bank acquires micro lender Grama Vidiyal

Jul 14, 2016
The acquisition of Grama Vidiyal is a first-of-its-kind transaction, where a bank has taken over a microfinance institution and made it a subsidiary.

Google acquires Paris-based startup Moodstocks

Jul 8, 2016
Moodstocks' application programming interface (API) for developers are described as the Shazam for images. With this acquisition, Moodstocks’ API and SDK will be discontinued soon.

Aditya Birla Fashion acquires global clothing brand Forever 21

Jul 6, 2016
Aditya Birla Fashion executed a business transfer agreement with Diana Retail, Franchise of Forever 21, and DLF Brands for acquisition of the business undertaking of Diana Retail under the Forever 21 brand.

1mg Technologies acquires diagnostic labs aggregator Medd

Jul 6, 2016
1mg Technologies operates an online marketplace for medicines and facilitates medical appointments and diagnostic test bookings. It claims to have over 6 million app downloads and 80 million annual visits on its platform.

Tech Mahindra Ltd acquires UK-based BIO Agency Ltd

Jun 23, 2016
The acquisition was carried out in an all-cash deal for an enterprise value of up to 45 million pounds.

Microsoft signs agreement to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Jun 14, 2016
As per the agreement, Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for 196 dollar per share in an all-cash transaction valued at 26.2 billion dollar, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash.

Tata Power signed agreement to acquire Welspun Renewables

Jun 14, 2016
Tata Power took the step in a bid to grow its clean energy portfolio to 2.3 gigawatts (GW).

JK Tyres acquired Cavendish Industries for 2200 crore rupees

Apr 20, 2016
JK Tyre will hold a 64 per cent stake in Cavendish, while the rest will be held by Bengal & Assam and Valiant.

Future Group acquired online furniture store FabFurnish for 20 crore rupees

Apr 8, 2016
The all-cash transaction will see Future Group bring its entire portfolio of home furnishings and decor business under the FabFurnish brand, making it the largest home furnishings and decor business in the country.

Blackstone inked agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to acquire 60% stake in Mphasis Limited

Apr 5, 2016
Mphasis is a leading information technology services provider offering applications, business process outsourcing and infrastructure services.

Flipkart acquired UPI-based payments start-up PhonePe

Apr 3, 2016
PhonePe is Flipkart’s third major acquisition in payments, after it bought payments start-up NGPay in 2014, and FX Mart Pvt. Ltd, which owns a prepaid wallet licence, in August 2015.

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