Acquisitions, Mergers & Stakes

Logos are seen on a laptop in North Andover, Mass. Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. It is the second time in as many years that Verizon has snapped up the remnants of a fallen internet star as it broadens its digital reach.

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Aditya Birla Group Chairman, Kumar Mangalam Birla and Sushil Agarwal, CFO, Aditya Birla Nuvo during the announcement of India's largest pure play branded apparels company, in Mumbai.

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Industrialist Anil Ambani with Nikhil Gandhi, chairman of Pipavav Defence, which was recently acquired by Reliance Infra, at the Pipavav Defence facilities in Gujarat.

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Kotak Mahindra Bank decided to acquire mid-sised lender ING Vysya Bank in an all-share transaction to strengthen its position ahead of entry of new players.

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Noida Ext, acquisition gone awry

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, left, and Skype CEO Tony Bates, right, shake hands during a news conference in San Francisco, to announce Microsoft's acquisition of Skype.


Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited, and Robert Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive, signing the relationship framework and transactional agreements for their USD 7.2 Billion oil-gas alliance in London.

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Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, flanked by Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer Akhil Gupta, left, and Joint Managing Director Manoj Kohli at a press conference in New Delhi. Bharti Airtel has completed a $10.7 billion acquisition of the Africa assets of Kuwaiti cell phone operator Zain, in one of the largest cross-border deals in Indian history

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