Today’s India Business News Headlines – 18th July 2017 –

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Here are the India Business News Headlines as on 18th July 2017:


  • Britannia is keen to expand its dairy business and is considering transition of the dairy model to a fully integrated one. As of now, dairy business contributes five to six per cent to its annual turnover.

  • Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy has said that his biggest regret in life is the decision to leave the company in 2014, after his second stint and hand over the reins to a non-founder management and board.

  • Flipkart Snapdeal merger – Flipkart has sent Snapdeal revised buyout offer of $850 million. As part of the buyout offer, Flipkart has offered to pay Snapdeal $650-700 million in stock immediately and another $150 million at a later date.

  • IIFL Asset Management Co. Ltd has raised around $216 million for its Category-II alternative investment fund, named IIFL Special Opportunities Fund-Series 2, launched in May. Fund I closed at $250 million.

  • KKR & Co. Lp has acquired a 49% stake in hospital chain Radiant Life Care Pvt. Ltd for $200 million.Radiant’s facilities include BLK Super Speciality Hospital in Delhi and Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital in Mumbai.

  • SBI has filed the draft red herring prospectus for its initial IPO. SBI and BNP Paribas will sell 80 million and 40 million shares respectively, amounting to a combined 12% stake.


  • Flipkart is working hard to break even at the gross profit  level by the end of the financial year by reducing discounts, logistics and warehousing costs.


  • Paytm has made an undisclosed investment in Mobiquest, a loyalty programme start-up. Mobiquest’s flagship product is m’loyal, a mobile-based platform for retailers and business-to-consumer firms.


  • After almost a year of negotiations, HDFC Life has scrapped merger plans with MaxLife. It has now started the procedure to raise Rs.10,000 Crore through IPO.


  • Lenskart has lined up an investment of Rs.110 Crore. Lenskart, is looking to expand to Tier-II cities and open another 150 stores, making their total number of stores to 500.


  • Kae Capital, an early stage investor, has put in an undisclosed amount into Hypernova, a gaming startup.


*News as published in Business Standard, Live Mint and Economic Times.

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