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February 06, 2016

IoT Hotting Up; Startup Consolidation & More: ET-NOW VI Funding Meter for Feb 1-5, 2016



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February 04, 2016

Venture Intelligence Impact Investments in 2015 Report Covered in ET-Now

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February 02, 2016

Cross-Border Deals to the Fore; B2B & Fundamental Tech Cos Attract Funding; Latest Edition of ET-NOW - Venture Intelligence Funding Meter




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January 28, 2016

Morgan Stanley Tops League Table for Financial Advisor to Private Equity Transactions in 2015

PwC tops table inclusive of due diligence, other services; Unitus Capital tops by deal volume 

Morgan Stanley claimed the top position in the Venture Intelligence League Table for Transaction Advisor (Private Equity deals) for calendar 2015 acting as financial advisor to two qualifying PE investments worth $1,320 million during the year. The transactions advised by Morgan Stanley were the $1,150 million buyout of Senvion by Centerbridge Partners (from wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy) and the $170 million investments by Blackstone in IT Services firm IBS Software.  Arpwood Capital, which also advised the Senvion - Centerbridge Partners deal, stood next.

The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on value of PE and M&A transactions advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.

Inclusive of its roles in due diligence and related advisory activities, PwC topped the league table for transaction advisor for PE deals in 2015 advising deals with a value tag of $2,300 million (across a total of 35 deals). PwC advised deals included the $12.7 million investment by Ascent Capital into Radiant Cash Management Services and the $3 million investment by Kalaari Capital, Yournest and others into financial services portal Bestdealfinance.com.

Unitus Capital topped the tables in terms of deal volume, advising a total of 18 deals ($17.2 million) during the year. Unitus Capital advised deals included the $5 million investment by Exfinity Fund; Unitus Impact’s investment in online B2B marketplace Shotang; and the $2 million investment by FMO into solar energy solution provider Orb Energy.

New entrants into the Venture Intelligence league table for transaction advisor to Private Equity during 2015 included Arpwood Capital, Nucleus Partners, IndigoEdge, Candle Partners, Bharat Banka, Four-S Services, Novistra Capital and Khetal Advisors.

The full league tables can be viewed online at http://www.ventureintelligence.com/leagues.php

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January 27, 2016

SBI Capital Markets Tops Transaction Advisor League Tables for M&A in 2015

Deloitte Tops Transaction Advisor status inclusive of due diligence, other services 

SBI Capital Markets topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Transaction Advisor to M&A transactions for 2015 advising M&A deals worth $2,233 million (across 2 qualifying deals) followed by Credit Suisse ($1,970 million across 2 deals) and Arpwood Capital ($1,917 million across 2 deals).

SBI Capital Markets advised M&A deals during the year were the Jaiprakash Power Ventures’ sale of its hydropower projects to JSW Energy for $1,466 million and the $767 million acquisition of Lafarge India’s two cement units by Birla Corporation. Credit Suisse advised deals were the $1,170 million acquisition of telecom tower firm Viom Networks by American Tower Corporation and the $800 million acquisition of women's health business of Famy Care by Mylan Laboratories.

Arpwood Capital advised M&A deals in 2015 were the $1,150 million acquisition of Senvion by Centerbridge Partners from wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy and the $767 million acquisition of Lafarge India’s two cement units by Birla Corporation.

Goldman Sachs ($1,480 million across 2 deals) and Axis Capital ($1,466 million across 4 deals) completed the top 5 for 2015.

Inclusive of its roles in due diligence and related advisory activities, Deloitte topped the League Tables for Transaction Advisor for M&A in 2015. Deloitte advised M&A deals worth $4,169 across 25 deals (7 of them were pure financial advisory). M&A deals advised by Deloitte during the period included the $80 Million acquisition of Cellent AG by Wipro and the $258 million acquisition of Kesh King by FMCG firm Emami. PwC came in next advising M&A Deals worth $2,823 million across 24 deals (4 of them were pure financial advisory). M&A deal advised by PwC included the $117 million merger of retail business of Future Retail with Bharti Retail and the $312 million acquisition of Sharekhan by BNP Paribas.

Deloitte also topped the table in terms of deal volume, followed by Ernst & Young (whose notable deals during the year included the $315 million buyout of Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals by Advent International & Temasek and the $78 million acquisition of DT Cinemas by PVR). BMR Advisors came in next in terms of quantum of deals advised. Notable deals advised by BMR included the $194 million acquisition of Global Hospitals by IHH Healthcare Berhad and the $15 million acquisition of Discoverture Solutions by MindTree Consulting.

New Entrants to the Venture Intelligence M&A table for Legal Advisors during 2015 include 7i Capital, Arpwood Capital, Bharat Banka, Kriscore, Novistra Capital and Intequant.

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January 26, 2016

Private Equity Exits that Stood Out in 2015



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Impact Investments witness 8% rise during 2015

Social VCs deploy $95 Million across 53 Deals; Focus on Cos Leveraging IT



January 25, 2016

AZB & Partners Tops League Table for Legal Advisors to M&A Transactions in 2015

Luthra & Luthra, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas claim the No.2 & No.3 slots


AZB & Partners topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Legal Advisors to M&A transactions in 2015 advising deals with a value tag of $9224 million (across 64 qualifying transactions). AZB & Partners was followed by Luthra & Luthra which advised deals worth $6123 million (across 10 deals); Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas ($5459 million across 31 deals).

The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on value of PE and M&A transactions advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.

AZB & Partners advised M&A deals during the period included the $1,170 million acquisition of telecom tower firm VIOM Networks by American Tower Corporation and the $800 million acquisition of women's health business of Famy Care by Mylan Laboratories. Transactions advised by Luthra & Luthra included the $4,004 million acquisition of iGate by France-based Capgemini and PVR’s $78 million acquisition of DLF’s cinema exhibition business DT Cinemas. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas advised deals included Jaiprakash Power Ventures’ sale of its hydropower projects to JSW Energy for $1466 million and the $767 million acquisition of Lafarge India’s two cement units by Birla Corporation.

Other legal advisors who had advised significant M&A deals during the year included Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas ($4,785 million across 27 deals), Khaitan & Co. ($3,977 across 36 deals) and J Sagar Associates ($2041 million across 32 deals).

AZB & Partners also topped the table in terms of deal volume. AZB was followed by Khaitan & Co and J Sagar Associates in terms of quantum of deals advised.
The period also saw a lot new entrants like Veritas Legal, PDS Legal, Legalogic Consulting and Patanjali Associates enter the Venture Intelligence Legal Advisors for M&A league table.
The full league tables can be viewed online at http://www.ventureintelligence.com/leagues.php


January 23, 2016

AZB tops Legal Advisor League Table for Private Equity Transactions in 2015


Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co claim the No.2 & No.3 slots


AZB & Partners retained its status – for the sixth consecutive year – as the Top Legal Advisor (Private Equity) during 2015. According to Venture Intelligence League Tables, AZB advised PE deals worth $8,969 million (across 68 qualifying deals) during 2015. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas ($3,943 million across 37 deals) and Khaitan & Co ($2,872 million across 31 deals) enjoyed the second and third spots.

The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on value of PE and M&A transactions advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.

AZB advised deals during the period included the $383 million investment by Apax Partners into NBFC firm Shriram City Union Finance and the $500 million investment by Temasek, PremjiInvest, Softbank Corp and others into E Commerce firm Snapdeal. Transactions advised by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas included the $500 million investment by Baillie Gifford, Falcon Edge Capital, Tiger Global, SoftBank Corp, DST Global and others into cab-hailing firm Ola and the $300 million investment by Goldman Sachs in a Joint Venture with realty firm Nitesh Estates. Transactions advised by Khaitan & Co included the $500 million investment by India Value Fund and TA Associates in broadband internet service provider ACT Broadband and Temasek and Advent International’s stake purchase from Avantha Group in Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals for $315 million.

Trilegal ($2,223 million across 30 deals) and IndusLaw ($2,202 million across 53 deals) completed the top five for 2015.

AZB & Partners also topped the tables in terms of deal volume, whereas IndusLaw (53 deals) and Impact Law Ventures (42 deals) came in next. IndusLaw advised deals included the $150 million investment by Tiger Global, Kinnevik and Steadview in online classifieds firm Quikr. Impact Law Ventures advised deals included Tano Capital’s $12.5 million investment in drugmaker Windlas Biotech. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (37 deals) and BMR Legal (36 deals) finished the year at fourth and fifth spot in terms of quantum of deals advised.

Some of the new entrants into the Venture Intelligence league table in the category during 2015 included Veritas Legal, Verist Law, LegaLogic Consulting, Themis Law Associates and Patanjali Associates.

The full league tables can be viewed online at http://www.ventureintelligence.com/leagues.php

January 22, 2016

ET-NOW - Venture Intelligence Funding Meter kicked off

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