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Sony to buy EMI Music Publishing in USD 1.9 billion deal

May 22, 2018
EMI is the second-largest music publishing company by revenue and holds the rights to 2.1 million pieces of music including classics by the likes of Queen, Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams and Drake.

Tata Steel subsidiary acquires 72% stake in Bhushan Steel

May 19, 2018
Tata Steel, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Ltd (BNPL), has acquired 72.65 per cent controlling stake in Bhushan Steel Ltd (BSL) for around Rs 36,400 crore. The company was selected as the highest bidder in March 2018 to buy a controlling stake in Bhushan Steel, as part of bankruptcy proceedings.

DoT approves merger of Bharti Airtel and Telenor India

May 15, 2018
The merger will boost the 4G spectrum holdings of Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel group, which has been competing against Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Jio Infocomm.

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal quits after Walmart deal

May 11, 2018
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has announced his exit from the company, hours after the news of American retailer Walmart acquiring Flipkart broke in the nation. Bansal’s decision comes after Walmart’s condition that it could accommodate only one of the Flipkart founders in the board.

Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox assets for USD 52.4 Billion in stock

Dec 15, 2017
Prior to the acquisition, Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company. Disney's Robert Iger will continue to serve as the Chairman and CEO of Disney through 2021.

Meredith Corporation to acquire Time Inc. for USD 2.8 billion

Nov 28, 2017
Meredith will pay USD 18.50 for per share of Time Inc. which totals at about USD 1.85 billion. However, Time Inc.'s debt will raise the total value of the deal to about USD 2.8 billion. Out of the total sum, billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch will contribute USD 650 million via their private-equity firm Koch Equity Development.

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.

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