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Rejuvenating education through FDI

Education in India is undergoing an overhaul. Starting with the recently enacted right to free education statute, the HRD ministry is already working on legislation for an education tribunal (to resolve disputes between students, institutions and teachers) and a Bill to establish multiple private accreditation agencies, monitored by a regulator. Deliberations are also on to … Continue reading

Why hostile takeovers may rise

While the tussle between RIL (Reliance Industries Ltd) and RNRL (Reliance Natural Resources Ltd) has attracted media attention, developments at another oil and gas company deserve note. Great Offshore Ltd, which provides services to upstream producers, carrying offshore explorations, is the target of a competitive open offer, with rivals Bharati Shipyard Ltd and ABG Shipyard … Continue reading

Hostile takeovers: Is India Inc ready?

Kraft Foods’ unsolicited bid for Cadbury has lifted M&A activity, but has also drawn attention to hostile takeovers. If Hershey’s makes a counter offer, it would certainly trigger a bidding war. Corporate India is witnessing its own bidding battle between Bharati Shipyard Limited and its rival ABG Shipyard Limited to acquire¬†Great Offshore¬†Limited. And while their … Continue reading