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“Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) on Monday said it has agreed to buy ‘Adityaa Milk’ ice cream brand from Karnataka-based Vijaykant Dairy and Food Products Ltd for an undisclosed amount aiming a larger slice of the fragmented ice cream market in India. HUL, which already sells ice creams under the Kwality Wall’s, Magnum and Cornetto brands, has signed an agreement with Vijaykant Dairy to buy ice cream and frozen dessert business of the company along with its front-end distribution across Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa and Kerala where the company has presence,” reported Mint.

“Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today announced that its board has approved the sale of its defence business to Tata Advance Systems Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons at an enterprise value of Rs2,230 crore,” Mint reported in March.

Bangalore-based Silicon and Beyond, leading provider of high-speed SerDes technology used in data intensive applications such as machine learning, cloud computing, and networking, has been acquired by US-headquarterd Synopsys for an undisclosed amount, as per the press release by Synopsys.

Germany-based machine joining components manufacturer NORMA Group SE have acquired 100% stake in Indian water management firm Kimplas Piping Systems for an undisclosed amount, as reported by VC Circle and The Hindu Business Line. The deal was closed on July 5, 2018 reported Business Insider.

“Office commute automation platform MoveInSync has raised $8 million (Rs 52 crore) in a Series B round of funding led by homegrown venture capital firm Nexus Venture Partners, a company statement said.”, reported VC Circle. The funding also saw participation from the existing investors Inventus Capital Partners, Saama Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.

Gurgaon-headquartered online travel marketplace, TravelTriangle has raised around Rs 78 crores ($12m) in a Series C round of funding led by Nandan Nilekani and Sanjeev Aggarwal backed growth-capital fund, Fundamentum, along with existing investors SAIF Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, RB investments and a clutch of angel investors, as reported by The Economic Times and Money Control. The deal marks the first investment by Fundamentum, and with this. partner at Fundamentum, Ashish Kumar will join the TravelTriangle board.

In one of the largest in-bound investments in eastern India this year, Austrian film-based flexible packaging manufacturer, Constantia Flexibles have completed the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Kolkata-based Creative Polypack for an undisclosed sum, making it India’s third largest flexible packaging company also gaining a stronger footprint in the HPC market, reported The Hindu.

“Co-working space startup IndiQube, operated by Innovent Spaces Pvt. Ltd, on Monday said it has raised $15 million (close to Rs 100 crore) in a Series A round from WestBridge Capital Partners, a public markets-focused private equity firm. The round also saw participation from Ashish Gupta, co-founder of venture capital firm Helion Ventures, who serves on the advisory board of the company,” reported VCCircle.

Fortis Healthcare Limited was aquired by Malaysian-Singaporean healthcare group IHH Healthcare Berhad (through its wholly owned subsidiary, Northern TK Venture Pte Ltd), through a preferential issue of equity shares of Fortis for a consideration of Rs 4,000 crores at a price of Rs 170 per Equity Share amounting to 31.1% of Fortis’ share capital, as reported by Mint and others.

“Online travel agency Cleartrip has acquired Saudi Arabian travel start-up Flyin with the deal size pegged at $60-70m by sources close to the development,” reported Mint.

“Symphony Ltd, one of the country’s leading air-cooler manufacturers, on Friday announced that it aims to acquire Australia’s Climate Technologies Pty Limited. The Ahmedabad-based company has signed an agreement to buy 95% equity stake in Climate Technologies, Australia’s leading manufacturer of cooling and heating appliances, it said,” reported Mint.

Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation will buy the PVC compound business of Mumbai’s Welset Plast Extrusions, which is engaged in master batch (including PVC master batch) and PVC compound businesses. The transaction will complete in autumn of this year, according to Mitsubishi’s press release.

Global leader in mobility safety, US-based Key Safety Systems has completed the global acquisition of the bankrupt Japanese car safety systems maker Takata Corp. for $1.58 billion through a combination of equity and debt, to merge and form a combined entity re-branded as Joyson Safety Systems and is headquartered in Michigan, US, reported Economic Times. The deal earlier announced on June 25, 2017, was funded by a consortium led by Joyson Electronics and Asia-based PE firm PAG Asia capital and did not involve liabilities related to the recall of Takata’s ammonium nitrate airbag inflators.

Four Indian law firms are advising in world-record breaking sale of Indian unicorn Flipkart, the biggest domestic Amazon competitor, to Walmart.

Phoenix Legal obtained a stay, by the Supreme Court, on the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order that had directed all vehicles plying at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport to be converted to using only CNG as fuel.

Online payment and e-commerce platform, Paytm has made a strategic investment in the resultant joint entity of hyper local deals discovery platforms Nearbuy and Little Internet by infusing fresh funds of over Rs 162 crores ($25m) and acquiring a majority stake of 51%, reported The Economic Times and Mint. The merged entity expected to be valued over $100m and hold a market share of 88%, is said to have been arranged by Paytm as a strategic move to provide their merchant partners an opportunity to offer deals to acquire new customers and grow their business.

ICICI Venture, the private equity arm of India’s largest private-sector lender ICICI Bank, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a minority stake of around 14% in popular women’s legwear brand Go Colors owned by Chennai-based apparel maker, Go Fashion India by investing Rs 100 crores (around $15.6m), through its fourth PE fund – India Advantage Fund Series 4, as reported by VC Circle and The Economic Times. The current investment is the ICICI Ventures’s first retail apparel investment in the past decade and also marks as the second for the women’s apparel brand, pursuant to an initial investment of Rs 60 crores by Sequoia Capital India Investments IV in November, 2014, wherein Sequoia acquired 33.33% stake in Go Fashion India.

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