There has been a sustained increase in cross border deals between Europe and India. Around 875 cross border transactions worth Euro 90 billion (US$ 118 billion) were signed between Europe and India during 2006-2012. The deal flow can be expected to grow significantly going forward. Most of the high value transactions have been in the telecom, automotive and industrial products sectors. Whilst the UK leads its fellow European states, almost all European countries have witnessed an increase in Indian investment.
It is interesting to note that Indian investors are leaders among emerging market buyers for western companies. At the same time, India is at the top of investors lists of target markets.
The agility combined with the experience of operating in both developed and developing markets make Indian companies a strong competitor in the global marketplace. At the same time, the strong fundamental drivers of the Indian economy continue to attract investors from the European market.