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Last Updated : Nov 03, 2017 09:16 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

M&A in 2017: Best in a decade

The Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Unichem Laboratories deal is close to fruition. On a day this Rs 3600 crore deal has been sealed, it is a good time to look at M&A activity in 2017 so far. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Raja Lahiri of Grant Thornton, Randhir Kochhar of Ernst & Young, Vivek Gupta of KPMG and Ashvin Parekh of Ashvin Parekh Advisory Services discussed about the same.

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The Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Unichem Laboratories deal is close to fruition. On a day this Rs 3600 crore deal has been sealed, it is a good time to look at M&A activity in 2017 so far. Here are the 5 key highlights.

Nearly USD 48 billion worth of deals have been inked in 2017, this is the highest in the last decade.

The biggest deal of the year so far is the Idea-Vodafone merger, which broke first right here on CNBC-TV18 in June of 2016.

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It has been a bumper year for private equity (PE) players with deals worth USD 15 billion, this is the highest ever for PE in terms of value.

But, cross border deals have seen a 2-fold decline compared to 2016. So far this year, we have seen only cross border deals worth nearly USD 5 billion.

And finally, it has been the year of initial public offerings (IPOs) with heavyweights like D-Mart hitting Dalal Street. In total, 22 IPOs have managed to raise USD 2.5 billion this year.

In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Raja Lahiri of Grant Thornton, Randhir Kochhar of Ernst & Young, Vivek Gupta of KPMG and Ashvin Parekh of Ashvin Parekh Advisory Services discussed about the same.

For entire discussion, watch accompanying video...

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First Published on Nov 3, 2017 09:14 pm
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