Diversification Dilemma

Diversification has given way to focus in developed countries like the United States and the United Kingdom,  and has often been correlated with lower performance. In contrast, diversified business groups have been hugely successful in most emerging markets, particularly in Asia. Since the mid 1980s, strategists in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom… Read More Diversification Dilemma

How far will the Jaguar leap? Corporate Turnaround of JLR

Tata Motor’s acquisition of Jaguar Land Rover is one of the most discussed cases of a successful outbound acquisition by an Indian company.  Since the past few years, Jaguar Land Rover Plc (JLR), the UK based subsidiary of Tata Motors has consistently been the major driving force behind the revenue and profits for the company and has helped… Read More How far will the Jaguar leap? Corporate Turnaround of JLR

Marriage Made in Heaven – Post Merger Integration

With the announcement of merger between Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra yesterday, analysts are upbeat about the future prospects of the company. The combined entity will become the fifth-largest IT company in terms of market capitalization. It will cater to more industry verticals in comparison to the standalone basis. So it stands a good chance… Read More Marriage Made in Heaven – Post Merger Integration

Building Blocks – Reliance Capital

Reliance Capital, one of India’s leading Non Banking Financial Companies, is in news for chalking out a profitable growth path and de-leveraging its balance sheet. Reliance Capital is a portfolio company with different lines of businesses such as asset management, life insurance, general insurance, broking and commercial finance. All these lines of businesses are individually… Read More Building Blocks – Reliance Capital

First in the Race – Apple and Samsung

Apple and Samsung are embroiled in several legal fights; both are contending for global leadership of smartphone and tablet market, with Samsung poised to surpass Apple in the race in 2012. Smartphones are an interesting example of a product category where the second or third movers have considerably learned from the experience of the product… Read More First in the Race – Apple and Samsung