December 30, 2013
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 month of October 2013 were valued at US$ 2.35 billion (74 deals).
Moreover, the total value of outbound deals (Indian companies acquiring businesses outside India) in October 2013 was US$ 573 million (6 deals). The total value of inbound deals (foreign companies or their subsidiaries acquiring Indian businesses) in October 2013 were valued at US$ 462 million (10 deals).
The total value of domestic deals in the month of October 2013 were US$ 301 million (14 deals).
The top 5 M&A sectors were identified as pharmaceuticals, healthcare and biotechnology, oil and gas, telecommunication, real estate and printing and stationary.M&A Dealtracker October 2013 Size: 248 kb