Bharat Matrimony buys from Vivek Pahwa, the company behind India’s largest matchmaking service, said it acquired divorcee-oriented for an undisclosed amount. “ is one of the early movers in this space and has built a good brand name,” said the acquirer. “Buying will help us consolidate our offerings and help divorcees and widowers get wider choices than […]

Just Dial says no acquisition proposal from Google ‘yet’

Just Dial, the local classifieds company, said it “does meet relevant corporates for exploring any business or strategic opportunities and tie-ups”, but there is no proposal to be acquired by Google “as of now”. The statement came in response to a report in the Business Standard daily that said Google has started talks with Just […] says demonetization to hit Real Estate sales: re-enters rentals

Anticipating a slow down in home sales in the coming months in the wake of the crackdown on ‘black money’, will restart its rental classifieds business soon. The portal, which had seen an ugly spat between founder Rahul Yadav and investors two years ago, had shut its rental listing last year to focus on the […]

Quikr acquires Bangalore based Stepni

Quikr, a online classifieds business, said it has acquired Stepni, a Bangalore-based platform that connects vehicle owners with service providers like mechanics, garages and car accessory outlets near them. The move strengthens the company’s service offerings under QuikrCars, its vertical that focuses on all types of automobiles including cars, bikes and commercial vehicles, said the company. […]

Classifieds provider Qyk raises $1 mln from growx

Qyk, the fastest growing hyper-local professional services startup in India announced a $1 mn pre-series A investment led by growx ventures, an early stage investment firm. Existing seed investors – Tracxn Labs, Powai Lake Ventures, and Sahil Barua — co-founder, Delhivery — also participated in this round. Qyk’s app offers professionals such as event planners, […]