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Mergers & Acquisition

  • Apple has announed the acquisition of chip maker Intel’s smartphone modem
  • business for 1$ Billion.
  • Time Magazine is acquired by Salesforce founders for 190 million dollars
  • OYO Rooms acquires European rental brand @Leisure Group for €360M
  • OYO Acquires Innov8 For INR 220 Cr In an All Cash Deal
  • Salesforce acquired analytics platform Tableu
  • HDFC Ltd, India’s largest mortgage financier, has agreed to acquire the entire 50.8% stake of Apollo Hospitals Group in a health insurance joint venture with German reinsurer Munich Re Group (Apollo Munich Health Insurance) as part of its strategy to tap this potential growth market. HDFC will pay ₹1,336 crore to Apollo Hospitals for the deal.
  • Infosys acquires WongDoody for 75 million dollars.
  • Synnex is acquired Call center operation leader Convergys for 2.8 Billion Dollar
  • Walmart acquired 77% stake in Flipkart for 16 billion dollars
  • Coca Cola bought Costa Coffee for 5.1 billion US Dollars
  • Hindustan Unilever (HUL) merged with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd (GSK CH India). As part of this steaming hot deal, health drinks including Boost, Horlicks and Maltova — the mainstays of GSK CH — will now move to the HUL stable. The transaction is an all equity merger with 4.39 shares of HUL being allotted for every share in GSK CH India. The deal values the total business at ₹31,700 crore.

Punjab National Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India will combine to form the nation’s second-largest lender

  • Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank will merge
  • Union Bank of India will amalgamate with Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank
  • Indian Bank will merge with Allahabad Bank.
  • AT u0026amp; T buys Time Warner
  • Hindalco’s US arm buys Aleris for $2.58 billion
  • Reliance Industries acquired British Toy retailer Hamleys for about ₹620 crore (GBP 67.96 million) in an all-cash deal.
  • Paytm acquired Ticket new
  • Paytm acquired NightStay Travels
  • Telenor India is merged with Bharti Airtel.


Company AcquiresCompany Acquired
OYO RoomsEurope’s Leisure Group
AppleIntel’s Smartphone Modem
Mortgage Lender HDFCApollo Munich Health Insurance
Power Finance Corporation Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
Bandhan BankGruh Finance
Tata AutoComp Systems LtdTitanX
Tata SteelBhushan Steel
HULGSK Consumer
TeleperformanceIntelenet Global Services
LIC’s IDBI bank
ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd)HPCL(Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited)
India UPL Ltd.Arysta LifeScience Inc
Bharti AirtelTikona
PVRSPI (Sathyam, Escape, Pallazo)
WNS Global ServicesDenali Sourcing Services
Cadila Healthcare LtdSentynl Therapeutics Inc
Wipro LtdInfoSERVER SA
Axis BankFreecharge
Nuance CommunicationsmCarbon Tech Innovations
Aurobindo PharmaPart of business from TL Biopharmaceutical AG of Switzerland
Havells IndiaLloyd Electric’s Consumer Durable Business
Bharti AirtelTelenor India
Sony CorporationTEN Sports from Zee
Cognizant Technology SolutionsBrilliant Service Co. Ltd:
Dr. Reddy Laboratories Ltd  Imperial Credit Private Ltd
Tech Mahindra Ltd CJS Solutions
CyientCerton Software
Taro Pharma Canada’s Thallion Pharmaceuticals
Piramal Enterprisesbusiness from Mallinckrodt LLC


First companySecond Company
National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH)ICMR – National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH)
Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited (IBHFL) and Indiabulls Commercial Credit Limited (ICCL)Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited (LVB)
Capital FirstIDFC Bank
Vodafone IndiaIdea Cellular
Bank of BarodaVijaya Bank and Dena Bank
State Bank of IndiaBhartiya Mahila Bank, SB of Bikaner and Jaipur, SB of Patiala, SB of Travancore
IndusInd BankBharat Financial (SKS Microfinance)
FlipkartE-bay India
TATA SteelThyssenKrupp