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January 30, 2013

Ernst & Young, Ambit Top League Tables for Most Active M&A Transaction Advisor for 2012

Ernst & Young retained its status as the Most Active Transaction Advisor for Mergers & Acquisitions deals in the Venture Intelligence League Tables with 60 points (across 27 qualifying deals) during calendar 2012. Ambit Corporate Finance finished second with 34 points (across 9 deals) while Deloitte and PwC followed close for the third spot with 32 points each. Ambit topped the charts in terms of value of deals advised (including Diageo's $2 billion acquisition of United Breweries).

The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on volume of PE and M&A transactions (combined with credits based on fulfilment of criteria) advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.

E&Y advised M&A deals during 2012 included Panasonic Corp's acquisition of Firepro Systems and the acquisition of Suvi Info Management by Jagran Media. PwC advised 20 deals while Deloitte advised 17 deals during the same period. Other transaction advisors who had advised a significant number of M&A deals during the year include Ambit Corporate Finance (9 deals), Kotak Investment Banking (8 deals), MAPE (6 deals) and Avendus (5 deals).

E&Y were pure play financial advisors to 11 deals, followed by followed by Ambit Corporate Finance (9 deals) and MAPE (6 deals). E&Y also advised 8 domestic deals while Ambit topped the inbound deals advisors list with 5 deals. MAPE was the leading outbound deals advisor with 5 deals. Some of the new entrants to this year’s M&A league tables included Axis Capital (erstwhile Enam Securities), Global TrustCapital Finance and Akasam Consulting.

The full league table for the Most Active Transaction Advisor for Mergers & Acquisitions deals can be viewed online at

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