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Experts Slates 2015 as M&A Year nonetheless Policies needs Redressal


The Q1 of 2015 has clearly manifested that the procurement and consolidated behavior in India has been adrenalized. Further to the learning it is foreseen that the momentum is likely to flow as the year 2015 is emerging to be a big year for accomplishing pacts.

Government interlude projects and moreover reforms and policy making has to be improvised to further boast the business ecosystem in India. Few policies like Companies Act, ITP for Startups should be freshly looked into emerge a ‘Tech Valley’ in India.

According to global advisory firm Mergermarket learned – There were M&A deals worth $19.2 billion in the first half of 2015 by way of 178 transaction, representing 11.4 per cent rise against 156 deals worth of $17.2 billion in the same period last year.

“Foreign players, further attracted by the newly elected government’s tax exemption, continued to increase their presence in India,” Mergermarket said adding inbound activity increased by 39.5 per cent to $9 billion from the prior half-year period.

There has also been an uptick in the amount being spent on outbound M&A with Indian companies spending $925 million abroad since the beginning of 2015, a 38 per cent growth compared with $650 million in the first half of 2014.

According to Mergermarket Intelligence, the ‘Make in India’ programme, designed to boost India’s manufacturing, will result in the sector seeing even more activity in the future.

Indian assets are likely to remain in focus as inbound and domestic M&As accelerate on the back of pickup in alternate buy out financing by PEs and increased capital market activity. “Both volume and value are clearly on an uptrend here.


Niloy Banerjee

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