Major Mergers and Acquisitions in India

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.  

Excel in the General Awareness section for the upcoming Government Exam. Refer to the links given below:

The syllabus for the General Knowledge section for Bank, Insurance, SSC, RRB and other competitive exams is vast and candidates preparing for these 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:

History of Banking in India Banking Abbreviations Country, Capital & Currency
Government Schemes List of Neighbouring Countries of India List of Indian Dance Forms

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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.

Merger and Acquisitions in India

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 Merged 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
8 TATA Steel ThyssenKrupp 2018
9 2017
10 State Bank of India Bhartiya Mahila Bank, SB of Bikaner and Jaipur, SB of Patiala, SB of Travancore 2017
11 Flipkart E-bay India 2017

Aspirants preparing for the upcoming Government exams can also refer to the links mentioned below to excel in the examinations and strengthen their preparations:

List of Acquisitions in India

Acquisitions in India
S.No.  Acquiring Company Acquired Company Year of Acquisition
1 Infosys Kaleidoscope Innovation 2020
2 Reliance Retail Future Group’s Retail Business 2020
3 Ola Etergo 2020
4 ITC Sunrise Foods 2020
5 Zomato Uber Eats 2020
6 HUL GSK Consumer 2020
7 Hindalco Aleris 2020
8 Ebix Yatra 2020
9 Advent International Enamor 2019
10 LIC IDBI bank 2019
11 Accenture Droga5 2019
12 Reliance Brands Hamleys Global Holdings (HGHL) 2019
13 India UPL Ltd. Arysta LifeScience Inc 2019
14 Silverpush BetterButter 2019
15 Power Finance Corporation  Rural Electrification Corporation Limited 2019
16 OYO Rooms Europe’s Leisure Group 2019
17 InMobi Roposo 2019
18 Publicis Groupe Epsilon 2019
19 Famous Innovations Three Bags Full 2019
20 Havas Group Shobiz 2019
21 Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital WhiteBalance 2019
22 Mortgage Lender HDFC Apollo Munich Health Insurance 2019
23 Disney 21st Century Fox 2019
24 Killer Jeans Desi Belle 2019
25 Bandhan Bank Gruh Finance 2019
26 Apple Intel’s Smartphone Modem 2019
27 Teleperformance Intelenet Global Services 2018
28 Flipkart Liv.Ai 2018
29 Tata Steel Bhushan Steel 2018
30 PVR SPI (Sathyam, Escape, Pallazo) 2018
31 Walmart Flipkart 2018
32 Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd TitanX 2017
33 Bharti Airtel Tikona 2017
34 Freshdesk Pipemonk 2017
35 BYJU’S Vidyartha 2017
36 ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd) HPCL(Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) 2017
37 WNS Global Services Denali Sourcing Services 2017
38 Aurobindo Pharma Part of business from TL Biopharmaceutical AG of Switzerland 2017
39 Wipro Ltd InfoSERVER S.A. 2017
40 Bharti Airtel Telenor India 2017
41 Nuance Communications mCarbon Tech Innovations 2017
42 Axis Bank Freecharge 2017
43 Havells India Lloyd Electric’s Consumer Durable Business 2017
44 Cyient Certon Software 2017
45 Dr. Reddy Laboratories Ltd  Imperial Credit Private Ltd 2017
46 Cognizant Technology Solutions Brilliant Service Co. Ltd: 2017
47 Piramal Enterprises business from Mallinckrodt LLC 2017
48 Tech Mahindra Ltd  CJS Solutions 2017
49 Taro Pharma  Canada’s Thallion Pharmaceuticals 2017
50 WNS HealthHelp 2017
51 Cadila Healthcare Ltd Sentynl Therapeutics Inc 2015
52 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.

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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?

  1. BSNL and Idea
  2. Vodafone and Idea
  3. Bharti Airtel and BSNL
  4. Jio and Vodafone
  5. BSNL and Jio

Answer: (2) Vodafone and Idea

Q 2. Which online food delivery platform acquired Uber Eats in 2020, for around $350 million?

  1. Swiggy
  2. Zomato
  3. Flipkart Groceries
  4. Amazon Pantry
  5. None of the Above

Answer: (2) Zomato 

Q 3. Which leading private sector bank acquired digital payment company, Freecharge from Snapdeal in 2017?

  1. Axis Bank
  2. HDFC Bank
  3. ICICI Bank
  4. Citi Bank
  5. 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?

  1. 2020
  2. 2005
  3. 2016
  4. 2017
  5. 2018

Answer: (5) 2018

The questions given above are just for candidate’s assistance, a 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.

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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.


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