Mukesh Ambani bails out Anil Ambani, Jet runs into more troubles, Hostile takeover of Mindtree- Weekly Digest #80

Monday- 18th March 2019 Mukesh Ambani helped his brother Anil from imprisonment by paying money owed by him to Ericsson. The bailout came in critical time as Tuesday was the deadline for Anil’s RCom to clear ₹580 crore due to the Swedish equipment maker. L&T has bought a 20.32% stake in Mindtree for ₹3,269 crore …

A second whistle for SunPharma, RIL sets another benchmark, Jet Airways- Etihad Tussle- Weekly Digest #74

Monday- 14th January 2019 Talks among Jet Airways and partner Etihad Airways over a possible rescue are stuck over several stipulations by the former for making any further investment. Etihad has refused to pledge its shares as collateral against loans to the Indian carrier. VBL is in talks to acquire PepsiCo’s bottling, sales and distribution …

Maggi in trouble, Reliance Jio – RCom deal revives, Jet Airways crash – Weekly Digest #72

Monday- 31st December 2018 The RBI has forecasted gross bad loans will decline to 10.3% of total loans by March 2019 from 10.8% at the end of September 2018 and 11.5% in March 2018. This is the first time since 2015 that the regulator has believed that the industry will report a decline in NPAs. …

HDFC’s Bond Issue, Relief for Rcom, Rupee recovery – Weekly Digest #71

Monday- 26th November 2018 Co-founder of Flipkart, Sachin Bansal, to establish a holding company through which he will run and invest in the emerging sectors- agri-tech and fin-tech. This comes after Bansal's resignation from Flipkart following its acquisition by Walmart. IIFL Securities has acquired a 15% strategic stake in the Bengaluru-based fin-tech startup, Trendlyne, a …

Jio to rollout broadband, Rupee hits all time low, a hope for recovery for SBI- Weekly Digest #65

Monday- 2nd July 2018 Anil Agarwal’s Volcan Investments, the holding company of Vedanta Resources Plc, has announced its plans to acquire 33.5% of the public shareholding and delist the group flagship company from the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The transaction is expected to cost Volcan $1.1 billion. The SEBI has directed ICICI Prudential AMC to …

Cryptocurrencies double fiasco, Jio enters profit, GST rejig- Weekly Digest #60

Monday- 15th January 2018 Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and D-Mart promoter Radhakishan Damani to team up to bid for Binani Cement, as the race to acquire the company on the verge of bankruptcy intensifies. Pantaloons Fashion Retail has appointed Sangeeta Pendurkar, former managing director at Kellogg India, as its chief executive, making her the first female CEO …

SBI cuts lending rate, Rupee hits a 3-year high, CDB withdraws insolvency proceedings against RCom- Weekly Digest #59

Monday- 1st January 2018 China's e-commerce giant Alibaba to acquire a minority stake in logistics company XpressBees for an estimated amount of $100 million as it looks to break into Indian markets to compete with global rival Amazon, and homegrown rival Flipkart. BoB failed to sell bad loans amounting to ₹2,300 crore due from Bhushan Steel and …