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Nirma Group announces filing of IPO papers by cement arm Nuvoco Vistas

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Nirma Group announces filing of IPO papers by cement arm Nuvoco Vistas

Nuvoco Vistas IPO: The company, in terms of its manufacturing capacity, stands to be the 5th largest cement company in India and the largest cement company in East India.

Nuvoco Vistas files DRHP for Rs 5,000 crore IPO; marks capital markets comeback by Karsanbhai Patel-backed Nirma

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Nuvoco Vistas files DRHP for Rs 5,000 crore IPO; marks capital markets comeback by Karsanbhai Patel-backed Nirma

Nuvoco Vistas has acquired the assets of Lafarge India and Emami Group and is present in the fast growing regions of east and north India. It competes with pan-India players like Ultratech Cement, Dalmia Bharat and Shree Cement.

KPMG’s Sanjay Singh to spearhead India team of investment bank BDA Partners

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KPMG’s Sanjay Singh to spearhead India team of investment bank BDA Partners

Singh, an IIM Bangalore alumnus, has spent over 13 years at KPMG India and has lead transactions in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. BDA Partners specializes in cross-border m&a and is keen to beef up its footprint in India

BofA India Dealmaker Sunil Khaitan May Take Up SE-Asia Role; Kotak’s Subhrajit Roy Likely Frontrunner To Replace Khaitan

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BofA India Dealmaker Sunil Khaitan May Take Up SE-Asia Role; Kotak’s Subhrajit Roy Likely Frontrunner To Replace Khaitan

Sunil Khaitan has had a stint of a little more than three years in his current role in India. Subhrajit Roy, an IIM Lucknow alumnus, has worked with Kotak Investment Banking for the past seven years.

Blackstone India’s Amit Dixit elevated to Head of Private Equity (Asia)

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Blackstone India’s Amit Dixit elevated to Head of Private Equity (Asia)

Amit Dixit, a Harvard Business School and IIT Mumbai alumnus has been with Blackstone India for 14 years. Previously, he was a Principal at rival private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

The firm that connects Elon Musk, Rihanna, mixed martial arts and three Reliance Jio investors

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The firm that connects Elon Musk, Rihanna, mixed martial arts and three Reliance Jio investors

Endeavor, the Los Angeles-based entertainment behemoth, raised $511 million in a US IPO earlier this week valuing it at around $10 billion. The bold deal has raised hopes of revival in the sector battered by the global pandemic.

All you wanted to know about the Rs 8,250-crore Zomato IPO:  We decipher the internet economy’s most awaited DRHP!

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All you wanted to know about the Rs 8,250-crore Zomato IPO: We decipher the internet economy’s most awaited DRHP!

The leading restaurant aggregator and food delivery firm is backed by marquee investors such as Info Edge, Temasek, Ant Financial, and Tiger Global, among others.

Power Grid may launch landmark Rs 7,700 crore InvIT IPO on April 29, first ever by a PSU in India

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Power Grid may launch landmark Rs 7,700 crore InvIT IPO on April 29, first ever by a PSU in India

The move comes at a time when the government has set a disinvestment target of Rs 1.75 lakh crore for FY22 and is betting big on initial public offerings (IPOs) by Life Insurance Corporation and Air India IPOs.

Race for JSW Cement: Apollo Global, Advent and Synergy Capital in fray for stake sale at valuation of around $1.5 billion

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Race for JSW Cement: Apollo Global, Advent and Synergy Capital in fray for stake sale at valuation of around $1.5 billion

JSW Cement is planning an IPO in the next two years and this fund raise will help it to expand its existing capacity and accelerate growth, according to sources.

KKR controlled Ramky Enviro Engineers revives strategic review plans

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KKR controlled Ramky Enviro Engineers revives strategic review plans

The US private equity giant had announced the acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in the firm in August 2018 for $530 mn. Back then, it was the largest buyout by a PE fund in India’s environmental services sector.

Goldman Sachs Private Equity emerges frontrunner to acquire ChrysCap stake in GVK Biosciences

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Goldman Sachs Private Equity emerges frontrunner to acquire ChrysCap stake in GVK Biosciences

The CRAMs ( contract research and manufacturing services) segment is fetching rich valuations globally and back home, the segment has seen minority stake sale deals like True North-Anthem Biosciences & TPG-Sai Lifesciences.

Glenmark Pharma’s Kaizad Hazari to become General Counsel of Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India; Ex- Dr Reddy’s Suprio Dasgupta to replace Hazari

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Glenmark Pharma’s Kaizad Hazari to become General Counsel of Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India; Ex- Dr Reddy’s Suprio Dasgupta to replace Hazari

Kaizad Hazari has more than 28 years of experience and has previously worked with HDFC Ltd, GSK, Hindalco Industries, Raymonds, Asian Paints and ICICI Bank. Prior to Dr Reddy’s, Dasgupta, an alumnus of the NLSIU Bangalore 1994 LLM batch, has had stints at Schneider Electric, International Paper , Honeywell International, General Electric and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Glenmark Pharma’s API arm files papers with Sebi to unlock value via IPO

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Glenmark Pharma’s API arm files papers with Sebi to unlock value via IPO

Two years ago, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals had attempted to sell a minority stake in its API business to private equity funds but those plans did not fructify. Post the Q3FY21 results, the management indicated that API growth outlook remained strong for the next two-three years owing to a favourable demand-supply scenario.

Churn continues, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Partner Roshan Thomas to join Byju’s as group general counsel

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Churn continues, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Partner Roshan Thomas to join Byju’s as group general counsel

Thomas joins the edtech firm at a time when its valuation has touched $15 billion. Byju’s has also been on an acquisition spree, plucking Aakash Educational Services for $1billion in India’s biggest edtech deal.  

Walmart-backed Flipkart makes big splash in online travel segment, announces acquisition of 100% stake in Cleartrip

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Walmart-backed Flipkart makes big splash in online travel segment, announces acquisition of 100% stake in Cleartrip

Under the terms of the agreement, Cleartrip operations will be acquired by Flipkart. Cleartrip will continue to operate as a separate brand, retaining all employees while working closely with Flipkart to further develop technology solutions to make travel simple for customers.

Packaging firm Polyplex Corporation exploring sale of majority stake, ropes in Goldman Sachs as advisers

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Packaging firm Polyplex Corporation exploring sale of majority stake, ropes in Goldman Sachs as advisers

Polyplex is one of the world’s leading PET film manufacturers and run’s integrated manufacturing & distribution operations in six countries viz. India, Thailand, Turkey, USA., Indonesia & Netherlands. The firm supplies to about 1900 customers in 83 countries

Walmart-backed Flipkart in final-stage talks to buy ClearTrip; announcement likely soon

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Walmart-backed Flipkart in final-stage talks to buy ClearTrip; announcement likely soon

With the proposed acquisition, Flipkart would warm up to the ‘super app strategy’ and will be better positioned to take on the likes of MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Booking.com, EaseMyTrip and IPO-bound Ixigo.

Online travel marketplace ixigo picks Kotak, I-Sec, Axis and Nomura as I-bankers for 2021 IPO

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Online travel marketplace ixigo picks Kotak, I-Sec, Axis and Nomura as I-bankers for 2021 IPO

On April 5, 2021, Moneycontrol was the first to report that ixigo was planning to go public in 2021 and looking to raise Rs 1,500 crore to Rs 1,800 crore via the IPO.

Diageo-Backed USL May Look To Sell Mass Brands Bagpiper, Old Tavern, White Mischief & Haywards

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Diageo-Backed USL May Look To Sell Mass Brands Bagpiper, Old Tavern, White Mischief & Haywards

Diageo picks Morgan Stanley as advisor. Company inherited many of its existing brands when it acquired United Spirits Ltd (USL) from Vijay Mallya in 2013 in its biggest India bet.

Motilal Oswal Private Equity & LeapFrog May Lead Around Rs 500 cr Pre-IPO Funding Round In True North Backed Fincare

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Motilal Oswal Private Equity & LeapFrog May Lead Around Rs 500 cr Pre-IPO Funding Round In True North Backed Fincare

Suryoday Small Finance Bank hit the markets in March, 2021 with a Rs 583 crore IPO and had a muted listing. Another player, TPG backed Jana Small Finance Bank filed a DRHP earlier this month to raise upto Rs 700 crores in fresh capital, with existing shareholders eyeing a partial exit through the OFS ( offer for sale ) route.

PE fund True North Fund sells part stake in IPO bound Policybazaar: Buyers include Serum Institute

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PE fund True North Fund sells part stake in IPO bound Policybazaar: Buyers include Serum Institute

True North has launched six separate investment funds with a combined corpus of ~$3 billion including co-investments and its domestic portfolio includes the likes of Biocon Biologics, Fincare and Home First Housing Finance which recently made a market debut.

Ixigo, online travel site backed by Sequoia Capital and Elevation Capital, latest to join IPO bandwagon

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Ixigo, online travel site backed by Sequoia Capital and Elevation Capital, latest to join IPO bandwagon

Ixigo aims to raise up to Rs 1,800 crore. Rival Easemytrip’s Rs 510-crore IPO was launched on March 19, 2021 and got listed at Rs 212.25 on the NSE, a 13.5 per cent premium to its issue price of Rs 187.

Govt brings ordinance for pre-packaged insolvency resolution of MSMEs under IBC

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Govt brings ordinance for pre-packaged insolvency resolution of MSMEs under IBC

The ordinance aims to make insolvency resolution easier, faster and cost-effective for MSMEs using the ‘pre-pack’ process. It will act as an efficient alternative insolvency resolution process for MSMES under the IBC.

Everstone Group’s Devaiah PM Headed To Adani Group As Group General Counsel; NDA’s Pratibha Jain To Takeover His Role

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Everstone Group’s Devaiah PM Headed To Adani Group As Group General Counsel; NDA’s Pratibha Jain To Takeover His Role

In recent times, the domestic legal circles have witnessed a churn when it comes to executives working in law firms and corporates. Sapan Gupta was elevated to the post of Global General Counsel at Lakshmi Mittal & L& L Partner Damini Bhalla is headed to IPO bound food delivery unicorn Zomato as General Counsel.

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