India Registered 379 M&A Transactions in 2017

In 2017, India’s mergers and acquisitions activity reached the second highest annual deal value since 2001, according to London based  deals tracker Mergermarket, with 379 deals worth $54.7 billion. This is only slightly less than the peak registered in 2016, which saw 421 deals worth $59.7 billion. Telecommunications, technology, and financial services were the top sectors in terms of deal value for the year.

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Sectors Deal Value in $ Billion
  2017 2016
Telecom 20.4 0.7
Technology 9.6 5.6
Financial Services 6.9 5.1
Energy, Mining, Utilities 5.3 17.2
Industrials, Chemicals 2.9 3.5
Pharma, Med, Biotech 1.9 3.9
Real Estate 1.8 0.3
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Gunjan Bagla
California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.


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