According to the data released by Grant Thornton India, an accounting and consulting firm, the total merger and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity (PE) deals in the third quarter (Q3) of 2013 were valued at US$ 12.1 billion (233 deals) as compared to US$ 7.63 billion (205 deals) during the corresponding period of 2012.
Moreover, the total value of outbound deals (Indian companies acquiring businesses outside India) in Q3 of 2013 were US$ 3.33 billion (17 deals). The total value of inbound deals (foreign companies or their subsidiaries acquiring Indian businesses) in Q3 of 2013 were valued at US$ 1.59 billion (38 deals).
The total value of domestic deals in Q3 of 2013 were US$ 1.31 billion (51 deals) as compared to US$ 1.29 billion (46 deals) during the corresponding period of 2012.
The top 5 M&A sectors were identified as FMCG, food and beverages, oil and gas, cement, pharmaceutical, healthcare and biotechnology and manufacturing.
M&A Dealtracker Quarter 3 (July-September) 2013
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