CMIE: Mergers & Acquisition street sees Rs 1.3 lakh crore changing
November, 17th 2010
Leading macroeconomic research agency Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) said that mergers & acquisition have more than doubled in the first seven months of the fiscal, with the deal size touching a hefty Rs 1.3 lakh crore, involving 346 transactions.
The biggest deal was clinched during April-October 2010, raked in a whopping Rs 39,656 crore (Rs 396.56 billion), paling the Rs 11546.6 crore (Rs 115.46 billion) deal struck in the year ago period.
The average deal size was also significantly higher this year with the size touching Rs 373.1 crore (Rs 3.73 billion) against Rs 169.8 crore (Rs 1.69 billion) in the April-October 2009 period, says the report.
The period also saw 135 mergers against 106 in the April-October 2009.
The CMIE M&A Database has captured 33 major share acquisitions in October alone, involving a cash outflow of Rs 4,818.3 crore (Rs 48.18 billion).
Out of these, eight were open offers amounting to Rs 328.4 crore (Rs 3.28 billion), led by the 20 per cent open offer Piramal Healthcare announced. There were altogether five asset sales and 31 mergers during the month.