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  • Cabinet clears GST Bill, may be presented in Parl soon Dec 17, 2014 09:39 PM IST

    Cabinet clears GST Bill, may be presented in Parl soon

    Sachin Menon, COO tax and head of indirect tax, KPMG says India can't have a perfect GST given the demographic situation and the peculiar federal structure. However, this bill will most definitely improve the ease of doing business.

  • PE investments touch $3.1 bn in July-Sep: Grant Thornton Oct 27, 2014 06:18 PM IST

    PE investments touch $3.1 bn in July-Sep: Grant Thornton

    According to the assurance, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton, PE investments witnessed a significant improvement both in terms of value (47 percent) as well as volume (37 percent) in July-September quarter.

  • EMs including India more focused on sustainability: Report Oct 17, 2014 06:43 PM IST

    EMs including India more focused on sustainability: Report

    "The focus on sustainability in emerging economies is driven by a number of factors including the resource-intensity of their growth and the impact climate change is already having on their local environment," Grant Thornton said.

  • PE investments touch $7.7 bn: Grant Thornton Sep 14, 2014 01:56 PM IST

    PE investments touch $7.7 bn: Grant Thornton

    "PE volume has shown a significant uptrend YTD (year-to- date) 2014 as against previous years with 15 deals of over $100 million each," said the report.

  • See dull Sept M&A action; e-comm flavour of season: Expert Sep 11, 2014 04:33 PM IST

    See dull Sept M&A action; e-comm flavour of season: Expert

    Futhermore, he adds that the e-commerce and dot com space is one of the favourites among private equity players.

  • Modi seeks Japan's help for 'inclusive vision' on 1st trip Aug 31, 2014 08:02 AM IST

    Modi seeks Japan's help for 'inclusive vision' on 1st trip

    Modi is one of only three people that Abe follows on Twitter, while the Indian leader admires the Japanese premier's brand of nationalist politics.

  • Hospitality sector ruled M&A deals in Feb: Grant Thornton Mar 14, 2014 06:58 PM IST

    Hospitality sector ruled M&A deals in Feb: Grant Thornton

    Sector wise, among mergers and acquisitions, Raja Lahiri believes hospitality tops the chart as there were two big deals including Aman Resorts buying Silverlink Holdings and Thomas Cook buying Sterling Holidays in February.

  • Proportion of women in senior roles at 24%: Grant Thornton Mar 07, 2014 09:35 PM IST

    Proportion of women in senior roles at 24%: Grant Thornton

    The report also shows that the number of Indian companies supporting quotas for women on executive boards of large listed companies stands at 64 percent. That is up from 44 percent in last years report. But the report highlights that there is a large gap in hiring of female graduates in India.

  • See pickup in M&A activity post elections: Grant Thornton Feb 18, 2014 08:04 PM IST

    See pickup in M&A activity post elections: Grant Thornton

    Overall the domestic merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in January has been tepid except Bharti Airtel‘s acquisition of Loop Mobile today.

  • Indian M&A should perk up post elections: Grant Thornton Jan 30, 2014 08:08 PM IST

    Indian M&A should perk up post elections: Grant Thornton

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18‘s Elan Dutta, Raja Lahiri, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Grant Thornton India, spoke about how the mergers & acquisitions space played out in 2013.

  • Indian mkt needs hostile takeovers: Grant Thornton Dec 20, 2013 08:33 PM IST

    Indian mkt needs hostile takeovers: Grant Thornton

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Harish HV, partner-India Leadership Team,Grant Thornton, says there has been a significant jump in private equity (PE) deals and the interest in outbound deal continues by India Inc.

  • India Inc strikes 393 PE deals totalling $9.67bn in Jan-Nov Dec 15, 2013 10:39 AM IST

    India Inc strikes 393 PE deals totalling $9.67bn in Jan-Nov

    According to global assurance, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton, in the January-November period of last year, corporate India had signed 380 private equity deals amounting to USD 7.09 billion.

  • November sees fewer M&A deals, says Grant Thornton Dec 06, 2013 09:22 PM IST

    November sees fewer M&A deals, says Grant Thornton

    In terms of number of deals, overall M&As have come down, but excluding internal restructuring there has been growth in M&As.

  • Time up to cross examine Grant Thornton report: FMC to FTIL Dec 03, 2013 08:49 PM IST

    Time up to cross examine Grant Thornton report: FMC to FTIL

    FTIL had sought similar permission on November 12 to cross examine the Grant Thornton report. The date was postponed from November 25 to December 3.

  • NSEL Auditor against cross examination by FTIL, Jignesh? Nov 28, 2013 07:38 PM IST

    NSEL Auditor against cross examination by FTIL, Jignesh?

    The stance that Grant Thornton is likely to take is that since the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) was the agency responsible for appointment of the auditor, Grant Thornton would be answerable to the regulator, alone.

  • New roadmap emerges for PE fund-raising Nov 26, 2013 03:12 PM IST

    New roadmap emerges for PE fund-raising

    There is a preference for deal-by-deal engagement, allowing investors to decide on a case-to-case basis.

  • India Inc strikes 360 PE deals worth USD 8.9 bn in Jan-Oct Nov 17, 2013 01:25 PM IST

    India Inc strikes 360 PE deals worth USD 8.9 bn in Jan-Oct

    Indian companies signed as many as 360 private equity deals totaling USD 8.9 billion in the January-October period of this year, registering an increase of 33 percent over the corresponding period a year ago.

  • Jignesh Shah submits bonafide to FMC, commits to co-operate Nov 12, 2013 06:06 PM IST

    Jignesh Shah submits bonafide to FMC, commits to co-operate

    This bonafide is similar to what he had submitted as a reply to FMC's showcause notice on October 31. The FMC had called for this meeting so that the Financial Technologies top brass can make their case over retaining their fit & proper status.

  • India Inc's 10-month deal tally at $25 bn: Grant Thornton Nov 10, 2013 01:12 PM IST

    India Inc's 10-month deal tally at $25 bn: Grant Thornton

    Excluding internal mergers and restructuring deals, the M&A deal value so far this year increased by 32% compared to the same period a year ago, according to global assurance, tax and advisory firm, Grant Thornton.

  • Immediate upswing in deal momentum unlikely: Grant Thornton Nov 07, 2013 07:42 PM IST

    Immediate upswing in deal momentum unlikely: Grant Thornton

    Going forward Raja Lahiri of Grant Thornton does not see an upswing in the deal momentum. However, larger funds will continue to put bets on Indian growth story, he adds

  • Grant Thornton likely to conduct forensic audit of MCX Oct 23, 2013 06:24 PM IST

    Grant Thornton likely to conduct forensic audit of MCX

    CNBC-TV18 learns that FMC has asked Grant Thornton, who had come out with their forensic audit report on NSEL, to conduct a forensic audit on MCX too. Grant Thornton is likely to begin its probe by mid week of November.

  • NSEL auditor says co defaulted on loans for last 2.5 yrs Sep 25, 2013 08:00 PM IST

    NSEL auditor says co defaulted on loans for last 2.5 yrs

    The exchange, however, continued to conduct business inspite of being aware of all these irregularities, says Grant Thornton. This development could be damaging as Deloitte Haskin & Sells, the auditor of Financial Technologies said on Tuesday that FTIL‘s FY13 account should not be relied upon.

  • IT, insurance likely to see more deals now: Grant Thornton Sep 16, 2013 07:41 PM IST

    IT, insurance likely to see more deals now: Grant Thornton

    According to Grant Thornton's report, the total value of deals made in August this year increased by 247 percent, compared to August 2012. Raja Lahiri believes IT sector is likely to see more large deals on the back of rupee volatility.

  • Media space sees low deal volumes in 2013; outlook bright Sep 12, 2013 04:39 PM IST

    Media space sees low deal volumes in 2013; outlook bright

    The Indian media and entertainment sector witnessed comparatively depressed deal volumes in the first half of this year, says a report by Grant Thornton.

  • Slump fails to impact investor confidence in media sector Sep 06, 2013 10:33 PM IST

    Slump fails to impact investor confidence in media sector

    Of the 17 deals in 2010, 14 were together valued at USD 170 million. The sector cracked 23 deals in 2011, valued at USD 170 million. The sector saw 51 deals being struck in 2012, and 28 of these make up for over USD 1.25 billion.

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