"Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s largest telecom service provider, on Monday said that it has acquired a strategic stake in digital publishing platform Juggernaut Books," reported Mint.

Vodafone India, Vodafone Mobile Services and Idea Cellular have announced their proposal separately to sell their standalone telecom tower businesses to ATC Telecom Infrastructure, a majority-owned subsidiary of American Tower Corporation for about INR 7,850 crores ($1.2 billion), as reported by Mint. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.

The promoters of Mumbai-based Donear Group have announced the acquisition of OCM Woollen Mills from its existing owner, a private equity fund house, as part of the strategy to consolidate their top position in Indian textiles industry, as reported by The Economic Times. OCM is one of India’s best-quality manufacturer of premium range of high-quality all-wool and wool-blended worsted suiting fabrics.

Subhash Chandra-owned, Essel Finance Management, the financial services arm of the Essel Group has acquired the controlling stake of insurance policy aggregator Bimadirect, operated by Coretree Insurance Brokers (India) for an estimated amount of Rs. 25-30 crores (approximately $3.8 - $4.6 million), as reported by The Economic Times & VC Circle. The deal will see Essel Finance paying 75% of the deal amount upfront, and the rest over a period of two years.

Torrent Pharma, the flagship company of the Torrent Group, have announced their acquisition of the domestic formulations business of Unichem Laboratories, one of India's oldest and largest pharma companies, for about Rs 3,600 crores (around $556m), through a business transfer agreement, as reported by The Economic Times and Business Standard.

"The board of Tata Chemicals Ltd has approved the sale of its non-bulk phosphatic business to IRC Agrochemicals for Rs 375 crore," reported Mint.

Infradigital Technologies, a company promoted by Eros Labs, is reported to have sold its business undertaking engaged in the business of production and distribution of spiritual, devotional and religious audio-visual content and literature to Innertech Media Solutions, a portfolio company of Times Internet Limited. The business division was transferred as a going concern on a slump sale basis.

Tags: J. Sagar Associates (JSA)PepsiCo India Holdings (PepsiCo) has sold its franchise rights for the State of Odisha and parts of Madhya Pradesh to Varun Beverages Limited (“VBL”), PepsiCo’s largest bottler in India and the flagship company of the R K Jaipuria Group, as reported by Money Control and Business Standard. VBL will now be a franchisee for PepsiCo products across 18 states and 2 union territories in the country.

Engineering giant, Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) has entered into a definitive agreement with UK-based subsidiary of Colfax Group, ESAB Holdings, to sell 100% stake of its wholly owned unlisted subsidiary EWAC Alloys, for a total consideration of Rs. 522 crores ($80.6m) as reported by Livemint & Moneycontol. The transaction is a part of L&T group’s strategy to divest from their non-core business and is expected to be completed within 60 days from the date of execution of the share purchase agreement.

Auto-ancilliary major Precision Camshafts (PCL) has announced its acquisition of 95% stake in Nashik-based precision component maker MEMCO Engineering for an undisclosed amount, as reported by The Economic Times and VCCircle.

Rajaram Legal advised and acted for Lenskart Solutions and was led by Mumbai-based founding partner Archana Rajaram and senior associate Prasad Subramanyan.

Chemicals company BASF India has sold its leather chemicals business to Stahl India Private Limited for Rs. 197.63 crores (USD 30.35 million) through a slump sale, as reported by Livemint and Business Standard.

Realty firm Embassy Group has entered into a joint-venture of about Rs 900 crores with US-based Taurus Investment Holdings in an SPV called Winterfell Realty Private Limited, to develop commercial projects, including an IT/ITES SEZ, encompassing 2.5 million square feet on a 10-acre land parcel as part of Phase III of the Technopark SEZ in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala as reported by Livemint and The Economic Times.

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