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Mergers and Acquisitions of Indian Companies in 2015

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The major Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) that happened in 2015, involving Indian company is listed month wise for your convenience.



The Mergers and Acquisitions of Indian companies in 2015 are from 1st Jan 2015 to 14th March 2015.



  • Anil Ambani’s Mumbai based Reliance Infrastructure acquires India’s largest ship building and heavy industries company Pipavav Defence and offshore Engineering Company Ltd (March)
  • Bengaluru based online cab aggregator Ola Cabs acquires TaxiforSure (March)
  • Rupert Murdoch owned Newscorp inc acquires VCCircle Network (March)
  • Mumbai based Star India Pvt ltd owned by 21st century Fox acquires Screen entertainment weekly from Indian Express Group (March)
  • German speciality chemicals manufacturer Evonik Industries AG acquires Mumbai based catalyst supplier Monarch Catalyst Pvt Ltd (March)
  • Thomas cook owned Quiz Coro Ltd acquires Indian arm of American MNC Aramark (Hospitality and healthcare facility management) (Feb)
  • New Delhi based online marketplace Snapdeal acquires (Feb)
  • Star India acquires telugu language based MAA network (Feb)
  • BookMyShow acquires Bangalore based Eventifier (Feb)
  • Malaysia based Foodpanda acquires food ordering portal Just Eat India (Feb)
  • New Delhi based online restaurant based Zomato buys Turkish rival Mekanist (Feb)
  • Kolkatta based FMCG company Emami Ltd acquires Australian personal care firm Fravin Pty Ltd (Jan)
  • Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd, the Singapore govt’s investment arm acquires Punj Llyod stake in Medanta super speciality hospital owned by Global Health Pvt Ltd (Jan)
  • Mumbai based Piramal MNC’s Piramal Enterprises Ltd acquires Coldstream Laboratories Inc (Jan)
  • Hike, messenger app by a Joint Venture of Bharati enterprises and SoftBank acquires US-based Zip Phone (Jan)
  • Mumbai based conglomerate’s division Godrej Consumer Products Ltd acquires South Africa’s Frica Hair (Pty) Ltd (Jan)
  • Chennai based hospital chain, Apollo Hospital acquires Nova Speciality (Jan)
  • Pune based Bharat Forge Ltd MNC’s, German arm CDP Bharat Forge Holding GmBH acquires Mecanique Generate Langroise (MGL), A French oil and gas machining company (Jan)
  • Gurgaon based Refrigerants manufacturer SRF Ltd acquires global pharmaceutical propellant business from chemicals maker DuPont (Jan)

The difference between a Merger & Acquisitions is tabulated for your understanding

difference between mergers and acquisitions
Difference between Mergers and Acquisitions. Source – Slideshare.