united-spiritsThe discussions between British drinks giant Diageo and United Spirits came to a conclusion this week with the former acquiring a controlling stake in Vijay Mallya’s company in a deal worth over $2 billion.

HindujaIndian conglomerate, the Hinduja Group, is in the lead to acquire American oils and chemicals firm Houghton International for around $1.1 billion.

tataThe Tata Group’s Indian Hotels Company Limited has written to bid target Orient-Express Hotels, asking for a meeting to explain the benefits of its $1.2-billion offer for the US luxury hotels group.

RILIndian fashion major Reliance Brands is in talks to strike up a strategic partnership with Italian firm Grotto.

The firm will buy a 50 per cent stake with management rights as part of the deal with the Italian fashion house behind the GAS jeans brand.

RainCommoditiesHyderabad-based industrial group Rain Commodities Limited agreed to buy speciality chemicals group Reutgers in a €702-million deal that would set a new record for an Indian takeover of a German-owned business.

ReddysIndia’s second-largest drugmaker by sales, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, plans to buy Dutch drug firm OctoPlus for €27.39 million as it looks to expand its research and development segment.

TECH SPEAK

 

GLOBALLY SPEAKING

Business of technology with Nitin Dahad - India's tech steps towards urban mobility
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Globally Speaking with Manoj Ladwa - Indian Wealth Management Opportunities in Uncertain Times
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Analysis with Deepak Varghese - Return of sustainable price levels
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  In conversation with Shiv Morjaria - Patricia Hewitt, Chair of the UKIBC & Former British Cabinet minister on the trajectory of India-UK relations.
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