"Axis Bank Ltd on Thursday announced the acquisition of Snapdeal-owned mobile wallet FreeCharge in a Rs385 crore all-cash deal, strengthening its position in the payments space," reported Mint.

"Global private equity (PE) firm Carlyle Group has emerged as the front runner for GE Capital Corp’s stake in SBI Card, the credit card joint venture between the US-based company and India’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI). Carlyle has emerged as the front runner for GE Capital’s stake in SBI Cards for somewhere around $325 million. The board of SBI settled upon the final bidder in a meeting. Carlyle has pipped Warburg Pincus and Credit Saison and emerged as the final bidder though the deal is not closed yet,” reported Mint.

Automotive insurtech company Roadzen Inc. has acquired the India operations of assistance services company AXA-Assistance India by acquiring 100% equity stake in AXA Assistance India Private Limited from its sole shareholder Inter Partner Assistance SA in a cross border transaction.

Indian insurance company Global Insurance Services Brokers Private Limited and its promoters Prabodh Thakker and Sunita Thakker have acquired the entire stake of 26% of Aon Holdings BV in their Indian insurance JV broking company, Aon Global Insurance Brokers Private Limited, for an undisclosed amount, as reported by The Economic Times and The Insurance Insider. Post the acquisition, the name of the company has been changed to Global Insurance Brokers Private Limited.

The Vodafone-Idea mega-merger has gifted five Indian law firms a $10bn+ deal values in the first half of 2017 in league tables, according to data collated by analytics firm mergermarket.

"Online tutoring firm BYJU’s has announced the acquisition of TutorVista and Edurite from Pearson. It said these acquisitions will help it expand in newer markets as well as create a diverse product portfolio," reported Your Story.

Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, manufacturers of diesel engines, gensets and agricultural pumpsets, have entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake of 76% in La-Gajjar Machineries Pvt. Ltd., the maker of Varuna and Raindrop brands of electric pumps, as reported by Livemint.

Intertape, the Canadian packaging company with executive headquarters in Sarasota County, announced Thursday it is making a “greenfield” investment in Capstone Polyweave Private Limited, which plans to build a $30 million manufacturing facility in Karoli, India. Capstone’s shareholders also own and operate Delhi-based Airtrax Polymers Private Limited, which manufactures and sells woven products that are used in the building and construction industry. Airtrax posted $11 million in revenues for the year ended March 31.

Ostro Energy is in the process of acquiring a 49% stake in a 60 MW NTPC Project in the state of Rajasthan. Suzlon will be responsible for the project commissioning, expectedly by September 2017.

“Paint manufacturer Berger Paints India Ltd has completed the acquisition of specialty coatings maker Saboo Coatings Pvt. Ltd, it said in a stock-exchange filing on Tuesday. It acquired Saboo Coatings’ shares for Rs 81.77 crore”, reported VCCircle.

“Drug firm Strides Shasun today said it has inked a pact with Vivimed Labs to set up two joint venture firms,” reported PTI.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc, a leading Japanese pharmaceuticals manufacturing company, has announced a proposal to acquire an additional 20% stake from its joint venture partner, Claris Lifesciences Limited for a consideration of about Rs 128.9 crores (US$20 million) in its existing Indian joint venture, Otsuka Pharmaceutical India Private Limited, as reported by Business Standard.

VPC GmbH has acquired 50% controlling stake in Encotec Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd for an approximate value of Rs. 14.43 crores (€2 million). Encotec offers operation management for power plants, supply of photovoltaic systems and trading of Chinese power plant spare parts.

Mswipe Technologies Private Limited, a mobile point of sale (POS) service provider, is to acquire the offline merchant-acquisition point-of-sale (POS) vertical business of PayU Payments Private Limited, as reported by Medianama and others.

“Media baron Subash Chandra-led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd has decided to acquire an 80% stake in tech startup Margo Networks Pvt. Ltd for Rs 75 crore ($11.5 million),” reported VC Circle.

dated: now“Kia Motors, a minority-owned subsidiary of Korean auto major Hyundai Motor Company, is likely to set up a manufacturing facilty in Andhra Pradesh with an investment worth Rs 10,300 crore. The car manufacturing facility, a first for Andhra Pradesh, will involve two phases with a cumulative investment of $1.6 billion, or Rs 10,300 crore, with first phase of investment amounting to about Rs 6,000 crore,” reported the Hindustan Times.

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