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M&A deal value drops 96 pc to USD 735 million in April
Wed, May 22, 2019
According to a report by consultancy Grant Thornton, in April last year, the total M&A deal value stood at USD 19,142 million.
Many forced marriages will be seen among Indian start-ups in 2017
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Start-ups who have merged or have been acquired in the recent past give advice to entrepreneurs to think logically than emotionally.
Singapore to open up non-bank finance companies to foreign merger & acquisitions
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
Singapore will open up its non-bank finance firms for the first time to foreign takeovers as part of its efforts to strengthen their financial resilence and operational flexibility.
India's January M&A and PE activity jumps 55%
Sun, Feb 12, 2017
"January witnessed around 125 transactions contributing over US$3 bn, which is a 55 per cent increase in values over the same month last year," Prashant Mehra, Partner at Grant Thornton India, was quoted as saying in a statement.
Vodafone-Idea to displace Airtel as India's biggest telecom company
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
Vodafone in a release had said that it is in discussions with the Aditya Birla Group for an all share merger of Vodafone India (excluding Vodafone's 42% stake in Indus Towers) and Idea.
Johnson & Johnson to buy Actelion for $30 billion, spin off R&D unit
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
The acquisition gives J&J access to the Swiss group`s line-up of high-price, high-margin medicines for rare diseases, helping it diversify its drug portfolio as its biggest product, Remicade for arthritis, faces cheaper competition.
Fairfax Financial buys 51% stake in Kerala-based Catholic Syrian Bank
Fri, Dec 30, 2016
This is the first time the central bank has allowed a bank to sell majority stake to a single private investor.
M&A activity to fuel growth for India's pharma sector
Mon, Dec 12, 2016
Kaustubh Chaubal, a Moody's Vice President and Senior Analyst said, "The drive for overseas expansion comes amid the consolidation of the global pharmaceutical industry, as drug companies look to boost their product and pipeline diversity, scale and pricing power."
Indian pharma companies better off than global peers: Moody's
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Indian pharmaceutical companies possess stronger financial profiles than global counterparts due to economic growth forecast, solid product pipeline and geographical diversity further adding that merger and acquisitions (M&As) are likely going forward, said Moody's Investors Service.