Tyre maker Ceat will invest Rs 300 crore to set up a manufacturing facility in Maharashtra to primarily serve export market for off-road radial tyres. The company has already transferred its land in Ambernath, Maharashtra to its wholly-owned subsidiary Ceat Specialty Tyres Ltd (CSTL) to set up the plant. The Mumbai-based company had reported a net profit of Rs 89.26 crore for the third quarter of previous fiscal.

E-commerce giant Amazon has invested Rs 1,980 crore in its Indian unit, as it steps up the pace of activity in the competitive online retail industry. The firm has invested over Rs 6,700 crore since January 2015. Amazon India said that sellers on its platform sold more in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2015 than in all four quarters combined in 2014. The company has said that it added over 55,000 products per day, grew its seller base by 250% and expanded fulfilment infrastructure by 300% in 2015.

Blackstone Group is in advanced talks with Salarpuria Sattva Group to put in about Rs 450 crore in its upcoming, 30-acre commercial property in Knowledge City in Hyderabad. This will be the first real estate investment by New York-based Blackstone in 2016. This will be one of the few under-construction properties that Blackstone is investing in as the fund has mostly picked up ready and income-producing office real estate projects.

Bharti Airtel group veteran Akhil Gupta has become an investor in Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX), part of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group. He bought 5 % stake in the bourse valuing it at Rs 200 crore. Gupta has played a pivotal role in Bharti’s phenomenal growth and has been closely involved from the very beginning in the group’s telecom business and has led the formation of its various partnerships with leading international companies and investors.