PharmEasy to acquire 66% stake in Thyrocare for Rs 4,546 crore

PharmEasy, an Indian healthcare startup, will acquire a 66.1% stake in diagnostics solutions provider Thyrocare Technologies Ltd for Rs 4,546 crore. API Holdings Ltd, the parent company of PharmEasy, has signed definitive agreements to acquire a 66.1% stake at Rs 1,300 per share from Thyrocare’s promoters. This will be the first-ever acquisition of a listed company by an Indian startup unicorn. The transaction is subject to regulatory and other applicable customary approvals.

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ONGC Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 6,734 crore

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) reported a net profit of Rs 6,734 crore for the quarter ended March 2021 (Q4 FY21). It had posted a net loss of Rs 3,214 crore in the corresponding quarter last year (Q4 FY20). The company’s gross revenue declined by 1% YoY to Rs 21,189 crore in Q4 FY21. Net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21) declined by 16% YoY to Rs 11,246 crore. ONGC’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 1.85 per share.

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Shilpa Medicare gets DRDO approval to manufacture 2DG Covid-19 drug

Shilpa Medicare Ltd has received in-principle approval from the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) to manufacture and sell 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2DG). The drug has been given emergency approval by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for Covid-19 patients in the country. Shilpa Medicare is the second company (after Dr. Reddy’s Labs) to have entered into a similar arrangement with DRDO.

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IGL Q4 Results: Net profit rises 31% YoY to Rs 332 crore

Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) reported a 31% YoY increase in standalone net profit to Rs 332.08 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its revenue stood at Rs 1,700.52 crore in Q4 FY21, compared to Rs 1,697 crore in the corresponding quarter last year (Q4 FY20). IGL’s overall sales volumes grew 8% YoY to 614 million metric standard cubic meters (mmscm) in Q4 FY21. Net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21) declined by 11% YoY to Rs 1,005 crore. IGL’s board has recommended a dividend of Rs 3.6 per share.

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Tata Consumer to integrate distribution network, supply chain to drive efficiency

Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL) is integrating its distribution network and supply chain to drive efficiency. The company will undertake end-to-end digitalisation of channel partners by leveraging its wide product portfolio. TCPL will launch Eight O’Clock (an American gourmet coffee brand) in its direct-to-consumer (DTC) model next week. The FMCG firm is also using data analytics for strategic planning and is working to make its products available across the globe.

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JSW Energy Q4 Results: Net profit falls 1.7% YoY to Rs 106 crore 

JSW Energy Limited reported a 1.7% YoY decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 106.60 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has fallen by 13.71% when compared to the previous quarter. Its total income declined by 12.64% YoY (or 2.72% QoQ) to Rs 1,614.09 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21) fell 27.68% YoY to Rs 795.48 crore. JSW Energy’s current portfolio consists of 30% renewable energy capacity. This is expected to increases to 70% by FY25.

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MOIL signs pact with Madhya Pradesh govt, MPSMCL to explore manganese ore reserves

MOIL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Madhya Pradesh government and the Madhya Pradesh State Mining Corp. Ltd (MPSMCL) to explore the possibilities of manganese ore mining in the state. The company has carried out detailed remote sensing with the help of the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) ISRO, Hyderabad, to identify manganese-bearing areas. MOIL has also carried out extensive fieldwork, followed by geological mapping and sampling in four districts.

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Godfrey Phillips Q4 Results: Net profit jumps 146% YoY to Rs 95 crore

Godfrey Phillips India Ltd reported a 146.19 YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 95.25 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 22.4% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 18% YoY to Rs 694.70 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year 2020-21 (FY21) fell 2.17% YoY to Rs 376.52 crore. The tobacco manufacturing company’s board has approved a dividend of Rs 24 per share.

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Thermax secures Rs 250 crore order for a greenfield refinery in Latin America

Thermax Babcock & Wilcox Energy Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thermax Ltd, has secured an order for a claus package and an oxidiser package in the suphur recovery unit for a greenfield refinery in Latin America. The customer, a globally renowned refining company, is setting up a new 340 million barrels per day (MBPD) crude oil refining capacity to increase the production of high-value distillates. This export order is worth Rs 250 crore. Thermax is a leading energy and environment solutions provider headquartered in Pune.

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India Pesticides IPO subscribed 29.04 times on final day of bidding

The Rs 800 crore initial public offering (IPO) of India Pesticides Limited was subscribed 29.04 times on the final day of bidding. Investors have put in bids for 56.07 crore equity shares against the offer size of 1.93 crore shares. The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 11.3 times. The portion set aside for Non-Institutional Investors (NIIs) was subscribed 51.88 times, and that of Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) 42.95 times. 

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Purvankara Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 8.75 crore

Purvankara Ltd reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 8.75 crore for the quarter ended March 2021 (Q4 FY21). It had posted a net profit of Rs 0.35 crore in the corresponding quarter last year (Q4 FY20). The real estate developer’s total income declined by 12.9% YoY to Rs 339.39 crore in Q4 FY21. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), Purvankara posted a net loss of Rs 4.67 crore. This is compared to a net profit of Rs 88.35 crore in FY20.

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