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  • How the Apollo, Cooper Deal Was Botched
    The $2.5 billion Apollo-Cooper marriage was called off before they could say ‘I do’. Both parties are aggrieved, and everyone, it seems, is to blame. Together, they would have become the 7th largest tyre company in the world. But, as this reconstruction of events indicates, they let the roadblocks puncture that ambition
    by Ashish K Mishra | Jan 31, 2014 | Comments (3)
  • The Rise of ColorBar
    Samir Modi started ColorBar with the intention of building a homegrown beauty cosmetic brand. A decade later, he has a 5 percent share of the Rs 2,500 crore pie, and is growing
    by Prince Mathews Thomas | Jan 15, 2014 | Comments (1)
  • Will Jetihad Work?
    By buying a 24% stake in the Indian carrier, Etihad Airways has sprung hope for a revival in Jet’s fortunes. But is Naresh Goyal’s airline too far gone for repair? The industry will be watching
    by Cuckoo Paul | Dec 3, 2013 | Comments (0)
  • What's Cooking in the Prestige Kitchen?
    How TTK Group’s TT Jagannathan battled competition and product fatigue with constant innovation and consumer proximity
    by N.S. Ramnath | Nov 28, 2013 | Comments (7)
  • Can Micromax Become India's Leading Smartphone Maker?
    By harnessing opportunities ignored by its bigger competitors, Micromax has emerged as a serious challenger in the mobile phone market. But now that the gaps are disappearing, can it create newer markets as well?
    by Rohin Dharmakumar | Nov 25, 2013 | Comments (20)
  • Can Twitter Save TV? (And Can TV Save Twitter?)
    On the eve of its fervently hyped IPO, the micromessaging service has a radical plan for nabbing the ad dollars it needs to thrive: Helping TV networks survive the digital media revolution
    by Jeff Bercovici | Nov 11, 2013 | Comments (1)
  • Ashish Guha is Rebuilding Heidelberg Cement India
    As CEO of HeidelbergCement India, Ashish Guha often dips into his two-decade-long investment banking experience. But rebuilding a cement company has also meant a fair bit of unlearning, he says
    by Prince Mathews Thomas | Oct 1, 2013 | Comments (1)
  • Yogesh Mahansaria's Second Coming with Alliance Tires
    In 2006, Yogesh Mahansaria was turfed out of the business he had built, Balkrishna Tyres. That’s when PE player Warburg Pincus took him on board to give him a second crack at success. Seven years on, with Alliance, he has come back with a bang. And Warburg is counting its shekels
    by Ashish K Mishra | Sep 30, 2013 | Comments (3)
  • Medtech Giants Philips and GE Fight Over India
    Philips became No. 1 after years of trailing GE in Indian health care. This may change as GE revs up. But both are fighting a battle with their HQs to take the small Indian market seriously
    by Seema Singh | Sep 16, 2013 | Comments (10)
  • How Avendus Stayed Ahead of the Market
    A PE-like investment strategy, heavy on research and support to management, has enabled Avendus Fund to beat the market by a wide margin
    by Pravin Palande | Sep 10, 2013 | Comments (1)
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