Endurance announces 1st acquisition targeted at the EV opportunity

Electric Vehicles (EV) is a hot theme nowadays. No one wants to be left behind. Endurance Technologies Limited (ETL) has joined the list and is acquiring 100% of Maxwell Energy Systems Private Limited (Maxwell). Key points to note – Maxwell is a Mumbai based wholly owned subsidiary of a US company, ION Energy Inc. (“ION”) … Read more

Holcim Considers Sale Of India’s $9.6 Billion Ambuja Cements

Holcim Ltd., the world’s biggest cement maker, is considering a potential sale of businesses in India including Ambuja Cements Ltd., according to people familiar with the matter. The Swiss giant is gauging interest in its controlling stake in Ambuja, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. Holcim controls 63.1% … Read more

Bandhan wins the bid to acquire IDFC’s mutual fund business

The bid has been won by the consortium led by Bandhan Financial Holdings Limited (BFHL) and includes GIC and ChrysCapital. Key factual points on the acquisition –  BFHL is the non-operative financial holding company of the Bandhan group. It is the promoter of Bandhan bank and currently owns ~40% stake in the Bank. IDFC mutual … Read more

HDFC Limited decides to merge into HDFC Bank. Key points to note.

After years’ of speculation, HDFC group today finally announced reverse merge of HDFC Limited (HL – the mortgage arm) into HDFC Bank (HB). Listed below are some key factual points for your perusal. Shareholders of HL will receive 42 shares of HB (FV Re. 1/- each) for every 25 shares of HL (FV Rs. 2/-each). … Read more

Tejas acquires a 5g equipment company

Tejas is acquiring 100% of Saankhya Labs (SL), a Bengaluru headquartered Company focused on developing telecom products and equipment. Key points to note – Acquisition is in two stages 1st stage – 64.40% for Rs 283.94 crore cash to be completed in 90 days 2nd stage – Balance 35.60% after 1st stage through merger or … Read more

Axis acquires Citi’s Indian Consumer Business. Retention is the key.

Finally after months of speculation, Axis has formally announced the acquisition. What is Axis acquiring? Consumer banking businesses of Citibank India – credit cards, retail banking, wealth management and consumer loans. Citi’s non-banking financial company, Citicorp Finance (India) Ltd – Commercial Vehicle loans, Construction Equipment Loans and Personal Loans. Access to Citi’s 7 offices, 21 … Read more

Tata Consumer decides to restructure the coffee business. Not exciting for me.

Tata Consumer Products (TCPL) has decided to restructure the business of it’s 57.48% subsidiary Tata Coffee Limited (TCL). The proposed restructuring includes the following – Demerger of TCL’s plantation business into a new 100% subsidiary of TCPL. Merger of the remaining TCL’s business into TCPL. TCPL’s shareholding in TCL would be cancelled and non-promoter TCL’s … Read more