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 first quarter (Q1) of 2013 were valued at US$ 5.85 billion (219 deals).
Moreover, the total value of outbound deals (Indian companies acquiring businesses outside India) in Q1 of 2013 were US$ 0.19 billion (21 deals). The total value of inbound deals (foreign companies or their subsidiaries acquiring Indian businesses) in Q1 of 2013 were valued at US$ 2.90 billion (29 deals).
The total value of domestic deals in Q1 of 2013 were US$ 1.41 billion (66 deals).
There were three qualified institutional placement (QIP) deals valued at US$ 228.62 million in Q1 of 2013.
The top 5 M&A sectors were identified as pharmaceutical, healthcare and biotechnology, power and energy, IT & ITeS, banking and financial services, and manufacturing.M&A Dealtracker Quarter 1 (January-March) 2013 Size: 335 kb