mergers and acquisitions

Importance of due diligence & online data room in Mergers & Acquisitions

Corporate Law - Due diligence is indispensable before every M&A transaction, where parties inspect the target company, by way of investigation, auditing and reviewing all the details provided in the documents. Due diligence is the systematic method to analyse legal, financial, corporate governance & environmental issues and to ascertain the conti...

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Maximizing Value with Financial Restructuring

Corporate Law - Financial restructuring is a specialist initiative undertaken to reorganize the financial assets and liabilities of a business enterprise in order to make the most beneficial environment for that entity. Primarily, it comprises of reorganising share capital and debt. With inefficient restructuring, companies are often entitled to favourab...

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Unlocking Value with Corporate Restructuring

Corporate Law - Even after getting a massive setback due to unprecedented Covid-19 crisis in March 2020, Indian economy was steadily moving towards recovery, however, second wave has badly hit since the last quarter due to which many businesses have been struggling for survival. With the predictions about third wave in nearby future, there would be more ...

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Compromise and Arrangements

Corporate Law - Over the period of time, a business grows and expands itself. Companies can either internally restructure the company, or amalgamate with some other company, in order to bring about a change. This growth can be organic or inorganic depending on the way the business chooses to grow....

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Cross Border Merger

Corporate Law - A cross border merger is a merger of two companies which are located in different countries resulting in a third company. It could involve an Indian company merging with a foreign company or vice versa. The local company can be private, public, or state-owned company. Earlier only those cross-border mergers were allowed, where the transfe...

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FinMin likely to finalise proposed changes in takeover code on mergers and acquisitions

Corporate Law - Finance Ministry is likely to finalise the proposed changes in the takeover code on mergers and acquisitions after a meeting with industry and other stakeholders tomorrow. The Takeover Regulations Advisory Committee chaired by Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu will discuss the amendments in the code as proposed by the C Achuthan headed ...

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Sebi unlikely to accept proposal to lift the size of mandatory open offer arising from mergers and acquisitions to 100

Corporate Law - The Securities and Exchange Board (Sebi) of India is unlikely to accept a proposal to lift the size of mandatory open offer arising from mergers and acquisitions to 100 per cent from 20 per cent. A panel set up by the Sebi had proposed changes to tak...

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Government may simplify mergers and acquisitions process

Corporate Law - Merger procedures may soon become easier for India Inc. The Government is planning to come up with an ordinance to do away with the process of sanction by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for small-ticket mergers and acquisitions. The ordinance will also ensure that the CCI takes a decision on an M&A application within 180 days, ...

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FM proposes stamp duty on mergers and acquisitions

Corporate Law - Companies may have to pay stamp duty on mergers and acquisitions in states like West Bengal, which do not have their own Act in this regard. This will happen if the Finance Ministry''s suggestions on amendments to the over-a-century-old Indian Stamp Act are implemented without any change....

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No provision under the Companies Act, 1956 for merger of Indian companies with foreign companies

Corporate Law - The Minister of Corporate Affairs, Shri Salman Khurshid has said that there is no provision under the Companies Act, 1956 for merger of Indian companies with foreign companies. However, a foreign company may merge with an Indian company. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on merger of companies, Shri...

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Set off of Brought Forward Losses of Merged Division in Revised Return allowed by ITAT

ACIT Vs Padma Logistics & Khanij Pvt. Ltd (Madras High Court) - ACIT Vs Padma Logistics & Khanij Pvt. Ltd (Madras High Court) The issue under consideration is whether the set off of brought forward losses and unabsorbed depreciation of merged division in revised return is justified in law?  In present case, the assessee Company had filed the original return...

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Position of Amalgamation of Indian LLP Under Companies Act 2013

Regional Director Vs Real Image LLP (NCLAT) - Regional Director Vs Real Image LLP (NCLAT) Our Today’s article is about the Basic question that if an Indian LLP wants to process for the Amalgamation into a Indian Company, whether it required to obtain the registration under section 366 In the case of Regional Director, Southern Region, & O...

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RBI announces Draft Scheme of Amalgamation of PMC Bank with Unity Small Finance Bank

Press Release: 2021-2022/1231 - (22/11/2021) - Reserve Bank of India has today placed in public domain a draft scheme of amalgamation of The Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank with Unity Small Finance Bank Ltd. (USFB), a banking company incorporated in India under Companies Act, 2013, and having its Registered Office in New Delhi. USF...

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Guidelines for Amalgamation of District Central Co-op Banks with State Co-op Bank

Notification No. RBI/2021-22/42 DOR.RUR.REC.No.17/19.51.007/2021-22 - (24/05/2021) - The proposal should be in compliance with the legal requirements, past orders/ rulings of the Courts, if any. The State Government shall verify that there are no Court Orders prohibiting or staying the proposal for amalgamation....

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Deemed demerger of Company ceased to be public sector company

Notification No. 93/2016-Income Tax - (14/10/2016) - Reconstruction or splitting up of a company which ceased to be a public sector company as a result of transfer of its shares by Central Govt into separate companies, shall be deemed to be a demerger if following conditions are fulfilled...

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Govt. proposes merger of NSEL with FTIL

NA - (01/01/1970) - The Central Government proposes to issue the following Order (presently in the Draft form) causing Amalgamation of National Spot Exchange Limited with its Holding Company Financial Technologies (India) Limited...

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Recent Posts in "mergers and acquisitions"

Importance of due diligence & online data room in Mergers & Acquisitions

Due diligence is indispensable before every M&A transaction, where parties inspect the target company, by way of investigation, auditing and reviewing all the details provided in the documents. Due diligence is the systematic method to analyse legal, financial, corporate governance & environmental issues and to ascertain the conti...

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RBI announces Draft Scheme of Amalgamation of PMC Bank with Unity Small Finance Bank

Press Release: 2021-2022/1231 22/11/2021

Reserve Bank of India has today placed in public domain a draft scheme of amalgamation of The Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank with Unity Small Finance Bank Ltd. (USFB), a banking company incorporated in India under Companies Act, 2013, and having its Registered Office in New Delhi. USFB has commenced operations with effect f...

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Maximizing Value with Financial Restructuring

Financial restructuring is a specialist initiative undertaken to reorganize the financial assets and liabilities of a business enterprise in order to make the most beneficial environment for that entity. Primarily, it comprises of reorganising share capital and debt. With inefficient restructuring, companies are often entitled to favourab...

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Unlocking Value with Corporate Restructuring

Even after getting a massive setback due to unprecedented Covid-19 crisis in March 2020, Indian economy was steadily moving towards recovery, however, second wave has badly hit since the last quarter due to which many businesses have been struggling for survival. With the predictions about third wave in nearby future, there would be more ...

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Compromise and Arrangements

Over the period of time, a business grows and expands itself. Companies can either internally restructure the company, or amalgamate with some other company, in order to bring about a change. This growth can be organic or inorganic depending on the way the business chooses to grow....

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Cross Border Merger

A cross border merger is a merger of two companies which are located in different countries resulting in a third company. It could involve an Indian company merging with a foreign company or vice versa. The local company can be private, public, or state-owned company. Earlier only those cross-border mergers were allowed, where the transfe...

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Merger and Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions involve huge financial recourses so it becomes important to evaluate the viability of the deal. Therefore, buyers undertake a process known as due diligence, though it is not an insurance but it provides assurance against the bad deal. The term more commonly applies to voluntary investigation but in some cases, it...

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Quick review of Legal & Procedural aspects of Merger & Amalgamation

M&A or CAA Process (U/s 230-240 of Companies Act, 2013) Check MOA of both companies. ⇓ Prepare valuation report & Determination of swap ratio. ⇓ Preparation of draft scheme of amalgamation, merger etc ⇓ Conduct Board Meeting of both companies for approval of Scheme, valuation report & swap ratio. ⇓ Intimate to stock ex...

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Representations & Warranties Insurance & Covid-19 Considerations– A M&A Perspective

Representations and Warranties Insurance and Covid-19 Considerations– A M&A Perspective The Covid-19 has fueled the transaction market, with bold investments in spite of challenges put forth by the global pandemic. Indian deal activity remarkably prospered in certain aspects as India has seen increase of more than 1700 USD million i...

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Guidelines for Amalgamation of District Central Co-op Banks with State Co-op Bank

Notification No. RBI/2021-22/42 DOR.RUR.REC.No.17/19.51.007/2021-22 24/05/2021

The proposal should be in compliance with the legal requirements, past orders/ rulings of the Courts, if any. The State Government shall verify that there are no Court Orders prohibiting or staying the proposal for amalgamation....

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