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Tata Motors demerge its businesses into two separate listed companies
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Tata Motors demerge its businesses into two separate listed companies

The Board of Directors of Tata Motors Limited has approved the proposal of demerger of Tata Motors Ltd into two separate listed companies housing A) the Commercial Vehicles business and its related investments in one entity and B) the Passenger Vehicles businesses including PV, EV, JLR and its related investments in another entity. The demerger will be implemented through an NCLT scheme of arrangement and all shareholders of TML shall continue to have the identical shareholding in both the listed entities. Over the past few years, the Commercial Vehicles (CV), Passenger Vehicles (PV+EV), and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) businesses of Tata Motors have delivered a strong performance by successfully implementing distinct strategies. Since 2021, these businesses have been operating independentl...
Now Anyone can use Google Workspace
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Now Anyone can use Google Workspace

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 14, 2021-- Google announced a series of updates that build upon its vision to deliver a single, integrated communication and collaboration solution to everyone via Google Workspace. Now, all of the company's three billion-plus existing users across consumer, enterprise, and education have access to the full Google Workspace experience, including Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meet and more. Google Workspace is also launching Workspace Individual, a powerful, easy-to-use solution that was built to help individual business owners grow, run, and protect their business. This new subscription offering provides premium capabilities, including smart booking services, professional video meetings and personalized email marketing, with much more...
Home Services Marketplace Urban Company raises $255 mn
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Home Services Marketplace Urban Company raises $255 mn

Bengaluru, 7th June 2021: Home services marketplace Urban Company raises USD 255 million in funding led by Prosus Ventures, Dragoneer, and Wellington Management. The series F round which also saw participation from Vy Capital, Tiger Global, and Steadview takes Urban Company’s valuation to USD 2.1 billion. The latest round includes a primary capital infusion of USD 188 million and a secondary sale of approximately USD 67 million by select angels and early investors, Urban Company CEO and co-founder Abhiraj Singh Bhal told Pixr8 News. He added that Urban Company has raised about USD 330 million in primary capital to date. Bhal said the funds will be used towards innovation, training, product development, enhanced quality control and safety measures for both partners and consumers. The...
Reliance acquires Stoke Park for 57 million pounds
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Reliance acquires Stoke Park for 57 million pounds

London, 4/24/2021: Reliance Industries Ltd has bought Britain's iconic country club and luxury golf resort, Stoke Park for 57 million pounds ($79,116,010). Over the past four years, Reliance has announced USD 3.3 billion in acquisitions, with 80 percent being in the technology, media, and telecom (TMT) sector. The acquisition adds to Reliance's current stake in Oberoi hotels and hotel-managed residences in Mumbai that it's developing. The UK-based firm, which owns a hotel and golf course in Buckinghamshire, UK, will add to Reliance's consumer and hospitality assets, the firm said in a filing late on Thursday. "Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd (RIIHL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, has on April 22, 2021, acquired the entire issued share ...
The Huge Commercial Market Behind St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
BUSINESS

The Huge Commercial Market Behind St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

California, SF, 03/16/2021: St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish cultural celebration that extends beyond the Irish shores. It is usually celebrated on the 17 of March every year as this is believed to be the date St. Patrick died in 461 AD. He is often celebrated as the person who introduced Christianity to the Irish people.  Many people see this day as an opportunity to get back to their Irish roots and have a party. People commemorate this day in different parts of the world, including the UK, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand. It is arguably the most celebrated festival in the world. As a result, it usually presents the perfect opportunity for all businesses globally.  A Typical Modern-Day St. Patrick’s Day Event The present-day St. Patrick...
What Can We Expect from the US Dollar in 2021?
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What Can We Expect from the US Dollar in 2021?

2020 was a year of turbulence and fluctuations for the US dollar, as it dropped as low as it has been in a couple of years. What can we expect to happen as we look forward to next year? How Has 2020 Gone? USD tends to perform well against other currencies in times of economic turmoil, as investors look for the safety of the dollar. This helped it to climb earlier in the year, but the trend in the second half of 2020 has been for people to put their money into riskier investments, causing the dollar to drop. Indeed, the hope that 2021 will see other markets surge has led to investors putting more money into the likes of stocks and commodities. The euro and Swiss franc have both reached levels not seen since 2018, while even the uncertainty surrounding Brexit hasn’t stopped the...
Adidas plans to sell Reebok Brand
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Adidas plans to sell Reebok Brand

BERLIN, Feb 16, 2021 (Reuters) - German sportswear maker Adidas plans to sell or spin-off its underperforming Reebok brand, 15 years after it bought the U.S. fitness label to help compete with arch-rival Nike Inc. Adidas said on Tuesday it had decided to begin a formal process aimed at divesting Reebok as part of a five-year strategy it plans to present on March 10, when the company will also publish 2020 results. It will report Reebok as a discontinued operation from the first quarter of 2021. A banking source said the business could be worth around 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion). "Reebok and Adidas will be able to significantly better realize their growth potential independently of each other," Chief Executive Kasper Rorsted said in a statement . The company bought Boston-ba...
How Businesses Can Help Their Customers Find The Information They Need
BUSINESS

How Businesses Can Help Their Customers Find The Information They Need

In today’s highly competitive world, businesses must provide customers with the information they need to make purchase decisions in their favor. If they don’t, customers will get that information from their competitors and end up buying from them. This translates to loss of business opportunity and, by extension, loss of revenue.  Customers need to be educated about their needs and the solutions available in a timely and accurate manner so they can feel empowered enough to make a purchase decision. There are several strategies that businesses can do to help their customers find the information they need. These include the following, Publishing Information On Websites With advancements in technology, developing and updating business websites has become extremely easy. Bus...
Back Office Startup Pilot Raises $60M in Series C Funding
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Back Office Startup Pilot Raises $60M in Series C Funding

SAN FRANCISCO, 26th Jan 2020-- Pilot, the largest provider of back-office services for startups and small businesses in the US raises $60 million in Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital, doubling its total funding to $120 million including investments from Index Ventures and Stripe. The additional raise enables Pilot to expand its breadth of back office services that remove distractions and help companies focus on success in a challenging business environment. Back office operations like bookkeeping can be painful, expensive, and time-consuming, especially for small businesses,” said Pat Grady, partner at Sequoia. “Pilot combines intelligent software with a concierge approach to deliver a painless and even delightful back office experience. Pilot is doing for the back office wha...
Industries that have Grown in the Past Year
BUSINESS

Industries that have Grown in the Past Year

Businesses have been struggling and some will continue to struggle even after the pandemic is over. It is clear that businesses that rely on physical presence didn’t have a great time during this crisis, but there are companies and general sectors that are actually doing better and will continue to boom after the crisis. Online businesses, on the other hand, weren’t hit as hard, in fact, some are doing a lot better. It was pretty clear that the future is online, but it seems that it is even clearer now. Let’s have a look at some of the businesses and sectors that will keep on growing in the upcoming years. Entertainment Entertainment is one area which has in part moved online since the internet became a thing. The scope of entertainment activities that are available online ha...
Can alternative markets help boost the economy during the Pandemic?
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Can alternative markets help boost the economy during the Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the world’s economy, particularly, India. It has been largely responsible for the disruption of India's economy which is one of the fastest-growing globally. The economy generally began to decline as people were forced to stay at home amidst the lock-down period. Many businesses and companies had to stop operating which caused a drop in revenue. However, new and alternative markets have begun to emerge and are capable of significantly boosting the economy during this crisis. Here are some you may like to know. iGaming iGaming is becoming a trend among gamers and has taken a large proportion of the gaming industry in recent times. The introduction of VR and AR into the iGaming world has even made online gaming realistic, immersive,...
7 Reasons to Avoid When Selling a Business
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7 Reasons to Avoid When Selling a Business

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 6, 2020-- Edison Avenue has had enough of witnessing entrepreneurs giving away their net worth to private equity groups, family offices, and other sophisticated investors.  The unspoken truth is that many former business owners don't talk about out of embarrassment that they fell into one of these costly traps.  Invisible Ink:  Frequently an LOI is not worth the paper it is written on. Often, far too many of the terms and conditions are left unaddressed or vague. Business owners often  think they understand the price and terms of the LOI to purchase their business. After the buyer's team of accountants, attorneys, and other professionals comb through the business every flaw will be uncovered and used to reduce the price. Th...