An overall sudden increased value of announced mergers & acquisitions (M&A) deals involving Indian companies reached $26.1 billion during the first nine months of 2014, a 16.5% increase over the same period in the previous year. This is the highest during a nine month period for overall Indian announced M&As since 2011.
The average M&A deal size for transactions with disclosed values climbed up to $75.2 million during the first nine months of 2014 compared to $63.1 million during the same period of the previous year.
Indian overseas acquisitions stood at $1.8 billion during the first nine months of 2014, a 70.2% y-o-y fall. United States of America was the top most targeted nation in terms of value and number of deals and accounted for 27.8% of the market share worth $509 million from 25 announced transactions.
Private equity backed M&As grew 24.8% y-o-y to $2.6 billion in January-September, the highest for the first nine months period since 2011.
Total cross-board M&As dropped 40.2% y-o-y to $10.7 billion as both inbound and outbound activity declined compared to last year. While inbound M&A dropped 24.6% y-o-y, outbound M&A fell 70.2% over the same period last year.