Mergers and Acquisitions form an important topic with regard to the General Awareness section for the various Government Exams conducted in the country.
In this article, we bring to you the list of important Mergers and Acquisitions which happened in India and questions from which may be asked in the upcoming competitive exams along with a few sample questions.
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The syllabus for the General Knowledge section for Bank, Insurance, SSC, RRB and other competitive exams is vast and candidates preparing for the exams must ensure that they devote sufficient time for preparation of this section it can be the most scoring of all.
Given below are a few links which shall help you prepare even better for the upcoming Government exams:
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Difference Between Merger & Acquisition
Before moving on to the list of the important mergers and acquisitions in India, let us first know the basic difference between these two words.
List of Mergers & Acquisitions in India
Given below is a list of the major mergers and acquisitions which were held in India along with the year in which they took place.
List of Mergers in India
|Mergers in India|
|S. No.||Name of the First Company||Name of the Company Merger with||Year in which it was Merged|
|1||Indus Towers||Bharti Infratel||2020|
|2||National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH)||ICMR – National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH)||2019|
|3||Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited (IBHFL) and Indiabulls Commercial Credit Limited (ICCL)||Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited (LVB)||2019|
|4||Bank of Baroda||Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank||2019|
|5||IndusInd Bank||Bharat Financial (SKS Microfinance)||2019|
|6||NBFC Capital First||IDFC Bank||2018|
|7||Vodafone India||Idea Cellular||2018|
|10||State Bank of India||Bhartiya Mahila Bank, SB of Bikaner and Jaipur, SB of Patiala, SB of Travancore||2017|
Aspirants preparing for the upcoming Government exams, can also refer to the links mentioned below and excel in the examinations and strengthen their preparations:
- Free Online Government Exam Quiz
- Previous Year Government Exam Question Papers with Solutions
- Free Online Mock Test Series with Solutions
- Bank PO Question Papers with Solutions
List of Acquisitions in India
|Acquisitions in India|
|S.No.||Acquiring Company||Acquired Company||Year of Acquisition|
|8||Reliance Brands||Hamleys Global Holdings (HGHL)||2019|
|9||India UPL Ltd.||Arysta LifeScience Inc||2019|
|11||Power Finance Corporation||Rural Electrification Corporation Limited||2019|
|12||OYO Rooms||Europe’s Leisure Group||2019|
|15||Famous Innovations||Three Bags Full||2019|
|17||Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital||WhiteBalance||2019|
|18||Mortgage Lender HDFC||Apollo Munich Health Insurance||2019|
|19||Disney||21st Century Fox||2019|
|20||Killer Jeans||Desi Belle||2019|
|21||Bandhan Bank||Gruh Finance||2019|
|22||Apple||Intel’s Smartphone Modem||2019|
|23||Teleperformance||Intelenet Global Services||2018|
|25||Tata Steel||Bhushan Steel||2018|
|26||PVR||SPI (Sathyam, Escape, Pallazo)||2018|
|28||Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd||TitanX||2017|
|32||ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd)||HPCL(Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited)||2017|
|33||WNS Global Services||Denali Sourcing Services||2017|
|34||Aurobindo Pharma||Part of business from TL Biopharmaceutical AG of Switzerland||2017|
|35||Wipro Ltd||InfoSERVER S.A.||2017|
|36||Bharti Airtel||Telenor India||2017|
|37||Nuance Communications||mCarbon Tech Innovations||2017|
|39||Havells India||Lloyd Electric’s Consumer Durable Business||2017|
|41||Dr. Reddy Laboratories Ltd||Imperial Credit Private Ltd||2017|
|42||Cognizant Technology Solutions||Brilliant Service Co. Ltd:||2017|
|43||Piramal Enterprises||business from Mallinckrodt LLC||2017|
|44||Tech Mahindra Ltd||CJS Solutions||2017|
|45||Taro Pharma||Canada’s Thallion Pharmaceuticals||2017|
|47||Cadila Healthcare Ltd||Sentynl Therapeutics Inc||2015|
|48||Sony Corporation||TEN Sports from Zee||2013|
Candidates must keep themselves updated with any latest information which may come up with regard to merger or acquisition of any major Indian Companies or Companies from Abroad and may be brought in the limelight. Questions from the same may be asked in the examination.
Mergers & Acquisitions – Sample Questions
Given below are a few sample questions to give an idea as to the type of questions which may be asked in upcoming competitive exams so the candidates can start their preparation accordingly.
Q 1. Which two leading telecommunication companies merged with each other in the year 2018?
- BSNL and Idea
- Vodafone and Idea
- Bharti Airtel and BSNL
- Jio and Vodafone
- BSNL and Jio
Answer: (2) Vodafone and Idea
Q 2. Which online food delivery platform acquired Uber Eats in 2020, for around $350 million?
- Flipkart Groceries
- Amazon Pantry
- None of the Above
Answer: (2) Zomato
Q 3. Which leading private sector bank acquired digital payment company, Freecharge from Snapdeal in 2017?
- Axis Bank
- HDFC Bank
- ICICI Bank
- Citi Bank
- None of the Above
Answer: (1) Axis Bank
Q 4. IDFC Bank and non-banking financial company (NBFC) Capital First announced the completion of their merger in which year?
Answer: (5) 2018
The questions given above are just for candidate’s assistance, similar type of questions may be framed and asked in the General Awareness section of the upcoming Government exams.
Other General Awareness Related Links:
|List of Important Summits||Banking Sector Reforms||Dams in India|
|List of National Parks in India||State-wise List of Governors of India||UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India|
Aspirants who need help in preparing General Awareness for the banking sector exams can check the tips to prepare General Awareness for Bank Exams at the linked article.
Candidates who wish to learn more about the upcoming Government exams, their exam schedule, preparation tips or want assistance with the study material, can refer to BYJU’S for help.