Mergers & Acquisitions can be defined as a type of reformation in that they result in something restructuring with the aim to provide growth or positive value. Here we will see fewer recent mergers, Investments and Funding across the big companies.
Lions Gate Entertainment is in talks to merge with Starz.
Movie and small screen studio Lions Gate Entertainment is in superior talks to merge with John Malone’s finest TV cable network Starz, as per sources. Two companies have held sophisticated talks for several months and have also well thought-out a variety of partnerships, a source told the newspaper.
The economic ambiguity dogging the Asia Pacific region apart from Japan (AXJ) has not stopped corporations from making numerous prestigious merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the last nine months, new figures show.
Asia Pacific saw M&A deals worth $770.9 billion, which is announced among January and September, overtaking Europe to become the second liveliest region after the U.S., according to a report by Dealogic.
China, in spite of reports of an economic slowdown, contributed to almost 50 percent ($384.3 billion) of M&A level in the region, followed by Australia worth $86.1 billion and Hong Kong worth $125 billion. Japan’s targeted M&A volume was $59.2 billion, a minor twelve-monthly decrease.
The contract value in China between January and September was almost 50 percent higher from the same period last year.
Indifi Technologies, the online finance platform launched by Mr. Alok Mittal, has raised an unrevealed amount in funding from Elevar Equity and Accel Partners, a Bangalore-based VC fund catering to the low-income communities in India and Latin America. Alok Mittal is a former India MD of a leading VC firm called Canaan Partners. Launched early this week, Indifi is a debt financing podium for small, medium and micro enterprises (MSMEs). The startup connects them with official lending institutions. Indiffi started funding for Easy business loans platform situated in Gurgaon, Delhi. Few of the Investors in Indifi is Elevar Equity, Pramod Bhasin, Accel Partners etc. This funding is called as Seed type Investement.
A digital signal processing technology startup Eywa Media, has raised a seed fund around $1 million through ah! Ventures, which is an US-based private equity fund Viktor Koenig and Indian venture capital firm Mantra Ventures. The company tactics to use the raised funds for technology, building, improving existing products and initiating new goods, growing its sales and marketing presence across new geographies. This firm is also planning for its development.
Loancircle Raises Angel Funding from Topper’s CoFounder Zishaan Hayath and Others. Bengaluru-based Consumer lending marketplace Loancircle.in has raised a secret amount of angel funding from the Toppr.com co-founder Zishaan Hayath, Quintype CEO Amit Rathore and Trifecta Capital MD Rahul Khanna with contribution from HSBC Global’s Amit Arora, who is Appiterate co-founders Mayank Kumar and Anuj Bhargava. The company will use the raised funds to increase its technology, operations and risk management teams.
The startup is operated and owned by Moneyvation Technologies Pvt Ltd. and it was found in 2015 by Abhishek Arora, Anubhav Jain and Tanuj Mendiratta. It claims to judge a person’s education, expected career growth, and work experience, and up to 1000 other data points, while evaluating a loan application.
Sandeep Aggarwal, former Shopclues chief, has invested an unrevealed amount into Wydr, which is a mobile app only performance based extensive marketplace platform, founded by Devesh Rai, beginning team member of ShopClues. Sandeep is the founder of Droom and ShopClues. The company is in talks with the investors for another round of funding of raising around $2 million as fresh funds.
The firm is targeting the $300 billion worth Indian Wholesale market, which is having more than 14 million retailers currently and millions of wholesalers in play. The company aims to propose tech-driven business solutions to make the wholesale trade and selling experience organized and comfortable through features such as instant catalogue sharing, deal discovery, order processing and network building reach development through chat-enabled features.