1. Articles in category: Acquisition

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    1. Reliance Launches Its Satellite TV Venture Big Tv; Wil Launch IPTV By Year End

      Reliance ADA Group has launched its DTH/satellite TV venture BIG TV, with 202 channels including 50 subscription VOD channels. The company says it is targeting 40 percent of the market within a year of launch, a very ambitious target, but will use all its muscle to promote it, including broadband Internet, mobile phones, home video, film production and the Adlabs cinema chain, reports Variety. Hindu: Reliance Big DTH would be tapping into the customer base of the ADA Group's other companies to build its subscriber base in the business. This would comprise the 50-million customer base of Reliance ...
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    2. Our Newest Report: Online Advertising VC and M&A Deals In The Last Year

      Following our analysis of Social Media Deals, we've pleased to announce our first Online Advertising Deals Report, charting activity in venture capital and mergers & acquisitions from Q107 to Q208. This sector continues to drive online content, reaching annual revenues of $600-800 billion. The report breaks down these investments and acquisitions into major categories and contains industry analysis from: -- A future trends piece by Lauren Rich Fine, Practitioner-in-residence at Kent State University and former Managing Director in Merrill Lynch's Equity Research Department. -- Douglas Anmuth, Senior Internet Analyst for Lehman Brothers, with his presentation at our EconAds Conference held recently ...
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    3. UTV Software Acquires US-Based Online Gaming Startup True Games

      UTV Software Communications, the media and entertainment company, has picked up an 80 per cent stake in California-based gaming company True Games Interactive. The acquisition has been done through its UK-based subsidiary IG Intercative Entertainment, said the company informing the BSE today. True Games is a multi-player online game publisher involved in developing, licensing, aggregating, publishing and distributing of online games. True Games is working with publishers to license existing online titles and developers to create games for online play. It has tied up with game developer Petroglyph to develop an upcoming free-to-play micro-transaction based online game. The company was ...
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    4. UTV Software Acquires US-Based Online Gaming Startup True Games

      UTV Software Communications Ltd., the media and entertainment company, has picked up an 80 per cent stake in California-based gaming company True Games Interactive. The acquisition has been done through its UK-based subsidiary IG Intercative Entertainment, said the company informing the BSE today. True Games is an multi-player online game publisher involved in developing, licencing, [...]
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    5. Social Books Site Site Ugenie Bought By U.S. Company Lulu

      Indians-founded Ugenie, a books-focused social-shopping site using Web 2.0 tools and features, and primarily-based in Bangalore, has been bought by U.S.-based self-publishing site Lulu, reports Venturebeat, confirming rumors that came out earlier in the month. UGenie received $5 million from venture capital firms Blue Run Ventures and Sierra Ventures in 2006. The company was founded in May 2006 by two ex-Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) engineers—Krishna Motukuri and Harish Abbot. The company also runs WeRead, a social book discovery site. PluggdIn has summary of company's changed startegy after the funding: It landed up in a trouble over ...
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    6. KKR Eyes Indian Infrastructure Sector; Current Equity Value $463M

      Global buyout fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR), which recently decided to list on the NYSE, has said it is considering investing in infrastructure sector in India and China. The leveraged-buyout firm run by Henry Kravis and George Roberts said in an SEC filing that as a part of its growth initiative, it [...]
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    7. Asian Major iProperty.com Acquires RealAcres.com as Part of the Rs.18 Crore Asian Expansion Strategy

      IPGA Limited which runs the iProperty.com group of property websites acquired Indian property major RealAcres (Horizon Infoventures) for a reported AUD 5 million (around 18.8 crores in Indian Rupees). The acquisition of RealAcres.com sees iProperty.com adds to its market-leading online property operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines, and represents its latest in a string of acquisitions since its listing on 11 September 2007.
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    8. Indian Angel Network Invests In Legal Outsourcing Firm TechLit

      Indian Angel Network Invests In Legal Outsourcing Firm TechLit
      Members of the Delhi-based Indian Angel Network (IAN) has acquired a 20 percent stake in US-based legal process outsourcing (LPO) venture TechLit Solutions for $1 million, valuing the start-up at $5 million. Techlit was started in January 2008 by Neal Gupta (who is also a member of IAN) along with the co-founders of Aptara, [...]
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    9. Tata Capital In Tie Up With Mitsubishi UFJ Securities For I-Banking, Equity Offerings

      The deal is official. Tata Capital, the financial services and investment arm of Tata Sons, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co (MUS) for investment banking, global equity offerings and other services. The financial terms are not disclosed. The agreement covers a wide range of strategic business areas on the Indo-Japanese [...]
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    10. Australia’s IPGA Buys Into Real Estate Portal RealAcres.com

      IPGA Ltd., which develops and operates real-estate portals across Asia, has picked up a controlling stake in Horizon Infoventures Private Ltd., owner of Indian property portal RealAcres.com. The acquisition has been routed through IPGA Ltd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, iProperty Group Asia Pte Ltd. IPGA plans to bring its print, exhibition and online luxury products to Indian [...]
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    11. iPrpoperty Group Acquires Realacres; To Invest $470k on Working Capital

      IPGA Ltd., which develops and operates real-estate portals across Asia, has picked up a controlling stake in Horizon Infoventures, owner of Indian property portal RealAcres.com. The acquisition has been routed through IPGA's wholly-owned subsidiary, iProperty Group Asia Pte Ltd. IPGA plans to bring its print, exhibition and online luxury products to Indian market in partnership with RealAcres.com in due course. The management and the vendors of RealAcres.com have been retained and have entered into a minimum three year service agreements. The details of the agreement are this: On the completion of the deal IPGA would own ...
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    12. Helion Ventures Invests $4 Million In HummingBird Suites

      HummingBird Suites Pvt Ltd, Bangalore-based service apartment operator has received venture funding of $4 million from Helion Ventures Partners. This is the first round of funding for HummingBird. The company, which has a presence in five cities across the country, will use this round of funding for further expansion and scaling up of its operations. [...]
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    13. Shaadi.com & Vodafone Ink Revenue Share Deal For Matrimonial On ...

      Shaadi.com, the matrimonial portal from People Group has gone mobile with Vodafone, launching the “Shaadi.com on Vodafone” service. The services launched include a presence on the operator on-deck WAP portal Vodafone Live, a voice portal service and SMS service. Shaadi.com on Vodafone is priced as follows: Rather expensive, don’t you think, at Rs. 6/min for voice, and Rs. 10/profile for profile views? The service has been powered, not unexpectedly, by People Group’s mobile company Mauj. A People
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    14. Deutsche Telekom Invests $75 Million In Mobile TV Firm Devas Multimedia

      Bangalore-based start-up Devas Multimedia, a satellite-based mobile services company, will receive funding of $75 million (Rs 317 crore) from Europe's largest telecom firm, Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT). The German telco is picking up a 17 per cent stake for $75 million through its Asian arm, which values the company at $443 million, according to a report in The Economic Times. Devas is a new satellite-based, multimedia services company focused on the Indian consumer market. The company plans to deliver its service via a hybrid satellite-terrestrial network to mobile devices in India. Devas is backed by US-based venture capital funds ...
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    15. Deutsche Telekom Invests $75 Million In Devas Multimedia

      Banglore-based start-up Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd, a satellite-based multimedia services company, will receive funding of $75 million (Rs 317 crore) from Europe’s largest telecom firm, Deutsche Telekom. The German telco is picking up a 17 per cent stake for $75 million through its Asian arm, which values the company at $443 million, according to a [...]
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    16. Walt Disney Picks Up 15% Stake In Utv's Broadcasting Arm

      UTV Software Communications Ltd has sold 15 per cent stake in its broadcasting arm, UTV Global Broadcasting Ltd (UGBL), to Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) Co Pte Ltd for $28.15 million. UGBL has allotted 3,00,000 equity shares to Walt Disney, said UTV Software informing the Bombay Stock Exchange. At the same time UTV Software allocated 1.5 million shares of UBGL to itself, constituting a 75 per cent stake in UBGL. These shares have been allotted at Rs 10 each for total consideration of $57 million (Rs 240 crore)The broadcasting arm is the parent company for its ...
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