Torrent acquires a derma company. Speed jumps ranks in the category.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals (TP) has entered into definitive agreements to acquire 100% stake in Curatio Health Care (I) Private Limited (“Curatio”), a Chennai based dermatology company with a strong focus on cosmetic dermatology. Curatio was founded in 2005 and is backed by Sequoia, Anicut and ChrysCapital. It has a strong presence in the cosmetic dermatology segment … Read more

Tatas are rumoured to target stake in Bisleri

As per newspaper reports, Tata group has offered to acquire stake in Bisleri. There is no information on the quantum of stake that Tatas have offered to acquire currently. However, as per the said report, Tatas are very keen on this business and eventually they want to scale their stake up. Given that Bisleri is … Read more

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