Friday, 6 December 2013

Important Mergers & Acquistions-2013

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 Important Mergers & Acquistions
1. Cisco all set to acquire US based cloudcomputing firm Meraki for USD 1.2 billion
2. Global liquor giant Diageo to acquire 53.4% stake in Mallya’sUnited Spirits Ltd for USD 2 billion
3. Sun Pharma to acquire US Company DUSA for USD 230 million
4. Hinduja Group’s Gulf Oil acquires Houghton International fornearly USD 1 billion
5. MakeMyTrip acquires Hotel Travel Group for USD 25 million
6. Stock Holding Corporation of India (SHCIL) to merge with IDBIBank
7. Mass Media giant Disney to acquire Lucasfilm for USD 4.05billion
8. Telenor ropes in Lakshdeep as its new Indian Partner for its newTelecom venture
9. Goenka owned CESC acquires 49.5% First Source; Enters intoBPO Segment
10. Dr Reddy’s Lab to acquire Dutch firm OctoPlus NV
11. Indian Hotels bids USD 1.42 billion to acquireOrient-Express
12. Japanese Telecom Operator Softbank to acquire US telecomprovider Sprint Nextel for USD 20.1 billion

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13. UK banking giant Barclays to acquire ING Direct UK retailbanking division
14. T-Mobile USA to merge with MetroPCS; to become 4th largestUS mobile service provider
15. Google acquired photo editing platform Snapseed to compete withFacebook
16. Tech Mahindra acquires Mobile VAS provider Comviva for Rs260 Crore
17. Infosys acquires Swiss Consulting firm Lodestone Holding AG for330 million Swiss Frances
18. Tech Mahindra acquires Hutchison Global Services for USD 87.1Million
19. Apple to acquire Mobile and Network Security providerAuthenTec for USD 356 Million
20. Wipro to acquire Yardley UK portfolio, Woodsof Windsor brand to increase its productportfolio
21. Chinese giant CNOOC to acquire Canadian Oil Producer Nexenfor USD 15 billion
22. Vodafone to buy NZ arm of Telstra, TelstraClear for USD 668million
23. Grasim acquires Canada’s Terrace Bay Pulp for USD 110 million

24. Dell announced acquisition of Quest Software for USD 2.4 billion
25. Yatra.com acquires Travelguru to boost revenue and increasemarket share
26. Microsoft acquires Internet networking site Yammer for USD 1.2Billion
27. Chinese-Swedish investment group bought bankrupt CarmakerSaab
28. Google Acquires Online Chat site Meebo
29. US Telecom giant Verizon to acquire Hughes Telematics for USD612 million
30. CGI to acquire Logica for GBP 1.7 billion
31. Bharti Airtel acquires 49% stake in Qualcomm’s 4G broadbandentity to boost 4G services in India
32. Canadian Fairfax to acquire 77% stake in Thomas Cook India
33. Piramal Healthcare all set to acquire US based DecisionResources Group for USD 635 million
34. LinkedIn Acquires SlideShare for USD 118.75 million
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35. Aditya Birla Group to acquire controlling stake of Pantaloonretail for Rs 800 crore
36. Wipro acquires Australian analytics firm Promax
37. Shell agrees to Acquire Cove Energy for 1.1 billion poundsManas on
38. Facebook to buy Some AOL Patents from Microsoft for USD 550million
39. Nestle to acquire Pfizer’s nutrition business for USD 11.85 billion
40. Vodafone all set to acquire Cable & WirelessWorldwide for 1.04 billion pounds
41. Germen auto giant Audi acquires Italian motorcycle firm Ducati
42. Piramal Pharma acquire Bayer’s Molecular Imaging Business
43. Mitsui Sumitomo buys up 26% stake in Max New York Life fornearly Rs 2731 crore
44. Microsoft buys AOL patents and licenses for USD 1.06 billion
45. AT&T sells Yellow Pages for USD 950 million
46. Facebook acquires Instagram photo sharing network for USD 1billion
47. Singapore’s DBS Group Holdings to acquire Indonesia’s bank Danamon for USD 7.3 billion
48. L&T Finance set to acquire Fidelity’s Indian assets managementbusiness

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49. Spanish Bank CaixaBank acquired Banca Civica for USD 1.3billion
50. Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyamannounced merger
51. Swiss Commodity giant Glencore acquires Canadian Viterra forUSD 6.1 billion
52. UPS plans to buy TNT Express for USD 6.79 billion
53. Mahindra Satyam Acquires BPO firm vCustomer for USD 27million
54. Shell offers to acquire African Oil Explorer Cove Energy for USD1.6 Billion
55. Kellogg to acquire Pringles from P&G for USD 2.7 billion
56. Flipkart acquires Letsbuy for USD 25 million
57. Xstrata and Glencore announced merger to form a USD 90 bill enterprise
58. India’s Fortis hospital group acquires Singapore’s Radlink-Asia
59. Twitter acquires internet security firm Dasient for an undisclosedsum
60. Japan’s Nippon Life Insurance to buy 26% stakein Reliance Asset Management
61. Chinese oil giant Sinopec signs USD 2.2 billion US shale deal
62. TV18 to acquire ETV channels for Rs 2100 crore; signs deal withRIL



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