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Mergers and Acquisitions Report: India 2008 Product Image

Mergers and Acquisitions Report: India 2008

  • ID: 683285
  • January 2009
  • Region: India
  • 32 Pages
  • IMAA


  • AAA Project Ventures
  • Etisalat
  • Idea Cellular
  • Phoenix Mills
  • Seadragon Offshore
  • Tata Motors
  • MORE

Mergers & Acquisitions activity: In 2008, 1,270 deals with Indian participation and a known value of 50 bil. USD have been announced. Indian Mergers & Acquisitions activity has slightly decreased in 2008 in terms of numbers (-6%). This decrease is smaller than the worldwide trend (-10%), but higher than the Asian one (-3.4%). The total known value of Indian deals has decreased by 18%, which is much smaller than the overall trend (World: -44%; Asia: -35%).

The average valuation of Indian deals has decreased by 9%, while the BSE has increased by 4.6%. National vs. Cross-border M&A: The share of Indian national deals in the total number has slightly increased by 2%. This increase in national deals is relatively modest for the economic downturn situation. The share of Indian cross-border deals in the total value of deals has also decreased, but is still high with 66%. Especially the number and value of foreign acquisitions in India has dropped. Industry: With respect to the number, the majority of deals has taken place in the sectors consumers, industrials, materials and high technology. By value, the most important sectors have been energy & power, healthcare, industrials and materials. With respect to the number of transactions, almost all sectors have experienced a decrease with the notable exceptions of real estate retail, energy & power, and healthcare. The value of real estate, healthcare, energy & power, high technology, and consumer products, services and staples have increased. Top deals: Cross-border deals dominate the list of top deals in 2008. Only 1 out of the top 15 deals is a share buy back, taking advantage of lower valuations.


  • AAA Project Ventures
  • Etisalat
  • Idea Cellular
  • Phoenix Mills
  • Seadragon Offshore
  • Tata Motors
  • MORE

Executive Summary

1) Mergers & Acquisitions Activity in India

2) Valuation of Indian M&A

3) National and Cross-border M&A in India

4) M&A in India by industry

5) Top Indian Deals

6) M&A Worldwide & Asia

- AAA Project Ventures
- Asarco
- Centurion Bank of Punjab
- Daiichi Sankyo
- Etisalat
- General Chemical Industrial
- GMR Infrastructure
- Great Offshore
- HDFC Bank
- Idea Cellular
- InterGen
- Jaguar Cards
- NTT DoCoMo
- Phoenix Mills
- Ranbaxy Laboratories
- Reliance Engergy
- Rui RE Development
- Seadragon Offshore
- Sterlite Industries
- Swan Telecom
- Tata Chemicals
- Tata Motors
- Tata Teleservices
- Telenor
- TM International
- Unitech Wireless

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