November 21, 2012
According to the data released by Grant Thornton India, an accounting and consulting firm, the total merger and acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) in the month of October 2012 were valued at US$ 3.07 billion (90 deals) as compared to US$ 0.99 billion (77 deals) and US$ 0.83 billion (71 deals) in the corresponding month of 2011 and 2010 respectively.
Moreover, the total value of outbound deals (Indian companies acquiring businesses outside India) in October 2012 was US$ 1.19 billion (17 deals) as compared to US$ 0.11 billion (5 deals) and US$ 0.38 billion (18 deals) during the corresponding month in 2011 and 2010 respectively. The total value of inbound deals (foreign companies or their subsidiaries acquiring Indian businesses) in October 2012 were valued at US$ 0.39 billion (14 deals).
The total value of domestic deals in the month of October 2012 were US$ 0.82 billion (22 deals) as compared to US$ 0.19 billion (23 deals) and US$ 0.04 billion (11 deals) during the corresponding month in 2011 and 2010 respectively.
The top 5 M&A sectors were identified as Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Pharma, Healthcare & Biotech, IT & ITeS, and Media, Entertainment & Publishing.M&A Dealtracker October 2012 Size: 284 kb