Mergers and Acquisitions 2018 for General Knowledge Preparation for IIFT / XAT / SNAP

Monday, October 15th, 2018


Mergers and Acquisitions 2017 for General Knowledge Preparation

Mergers and Acquisitions have always formed an important part of General Knowledge section of exams like IIFT / XAT/ SNAP and various other Management entrance exams as well. Typically, the questions are based on the acquiring company or the company that is being acquired. It is not focused on the amount of money involved but on how significant the merger is and also – how popular the merger is. Unfortunately, there are no such lists easily and readily available. Most of the merger and acquisitions lists either focus on the deal amount or are limited to the technology sector.

Keeping that in mind, I thought I would create a few lists of my own that would help students of our General Knowledge course.

Important Mergers and Acquisitions: Global (2018)

Purchaser Purchased Value
Teleperformance Intelnet 1 Billion $
Bayer Monsanto 66 Billion $
AT & T Time Warner 108 Billion $
Diageo Casamigos (George Clooney)
CVS Atena 69 Billion $
Oath (Verizon) Yahoo and AOL
Disney 21st Century Fox
Meredith Time Inc 2.9 Billion $
Walmart Bonobos 310 Million $

Important Mergers and Acquisitions: India (2018)

Purchaser Purchased Value
Walmart Flipkart 16 Billion $
PVR SPI (Sathyam, Escape, Pallazo) Rs 633 Crore
United Phosphorus Arysta LifeScience 4 Billion $
Hindalco Aleris 2.58 Billion $
Flipkart Liv.Ai 40 Million $
Tata Steel Bhushan Steel (First insolvency) Rs 35200 Crore
Bharti Telenor
Airtel Tikona
Tata Steel Thyssenkrupp

Important Mergers and Acquisitions: Global (2017)

Purchaser Purchased Value
Cisco App Dynamics 3.7 Billion $
Amazon Whole Foods 13.6 Billion $
Hewlett Packard SimplyVity, Nimble Storage 650 Million $, 1 Billion $
Apple Workflow
Google Kaggle
Intel MobileEye (Israel, Driverless Cars) 15.3 Billion $
British American Tobacco R J Reynolds Tobacco 49 Billion $
Luxxotica Essilor 49 Billion $
Qualcomm NXP Semiconductors 47 Billion $

 

Important Mergers and Acquisitions: India (2017)

Purchaser Purchased Value
Flipkart E-bay India
Axis Bank Freecharge 60 Million $
Vodafone Idea
Airtel Telenor, Tikona Digital
Google Halli Labs
Sony Ten Sports (from Zee) 300 Million $
Havells Lloyds Rs. 1600 Crore
IndusInd Bank Bharat Financial (SKS Microfinance)
State Bank of India Bhartiya Mahila Bank, SB of Bikaner and Jaipur, SB of Patiala, SB of Travencore
ONGC HPCL Rs. 33000 Crore

 
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    Important Mergers and Acquisitions : Global (2016)

    Purchaser Purchased Transaction Value
    Shire Baxalta 32 B $
    Softbank ARM Holdings 32 B $
    Microsoft LinkedIn 26.2 B $
    Marriott Internation Starwood Hotels 13 B $
    Johnson Controls Synthes 19.7 B $
    Didi Chuxing Uber
    Jhonson & Jhonson Abbott Eye Care 4.33 B $
    Bayer Monsanto 66 B $
    Pfizer Medivation 14 B $
    General Electric Alstom 10.3 B $
    Tesla Solar City 2.6 B $
    Verizon Yahoo 4.8 B $

     

    Important Mergers and Acquisitions: India (2016)

    Purchaser Purchased
    Quikr Commonfloor
    Future Group FabFurnish
    Titan Carat Lane
    Sony Pictures Ten Sports (from Zee)
    Myntra Jabong
    PayU Citrus Pay
    Reliance Aircel
    HCL Technologies Geometric
    Vodafone YOU Broadband
    First Cry Mahindra’s Baby Oye

     

    Important Mergers and Acquisitions (2015)

    Purchaser Purchased Transaction Value
    Twitter ZipDial (Indian) 30 M $
    NewsCorp Big Decisions
    Berkshire Hathaway Precision Castparts 37.2 B  $
    Ola Taxi4Sure 200 M $
    Charter Communications Time Warner Cable 79 B $
    Snapdeal Freecharge 400 M $
    Heinz Kraft Foods 55 B $
    Dell EMC 67 B $
    Intel Altera 16.7 B $

     

    Important Mergers and Acquisitions (2014)

    Purchaser Purchased Value
    Facebook WhatsApp, Oculus VR, Littler Eye Labs (India)
    Flipkart Myntra 370 M $
    Amazon Twitch 970 M $
    Comcast Time Warner Cable 45.2 B $
    SAP Concur Technologies 8.3 B $
    AT & T DirecTV 67.1 B $
    Sun Pharma Ranbaxy 4 B $
    Yahoo BrightRol, Bookpad (India)
    Asian Paints Ess Ess Bathroom Products
    Merck Sigma 17 B $

     

    Important Mergers and Acquisitions around the Globe (2011-13)

    Purchaser Purchased Value
    Microsoft Skype 8.50 B $
    Microsoft Yammer 1.2 B $
    Microsoft Nokia Handset & Services Business 7.20 B $
    Google Meebo, QuickOffice, Sparrow, VirusTotal, Viewdle, BufferBox
    Google Wavii, Makani Power, Waze, Bump, Flutter
    Yahoo! Snip.it, Summly, Astrid, Qwiki, Rockmelt, Bread, Tumblr
    Facebook Instagram, Tagtile, Lightbox, Face, Spool
    LinkedIn Slideshare 119 M $
    LinkedIn Pulse 90 M $
    Naspers (Ibibo) RedBus 138 M $
    Unilever HUL 3.6 B $
    Softbank Sprint Corporation 21.60 B $
    Berkshire Hathaway H. J. Heinz Company 28.00 B $
    Jeff Bezos (Amazon) Washington Post 250 M $

     

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