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August 01, 2013

E&Y, Unitus Capital Top H1’13 League Tables among Transaction Advisors

Ernst & Young and Unitus Capital topped the Venture Intelligence India League Tables for the Most Active Transaction Advisors to Private Equity deals during the six months ended June 2013. Unitus was the financial advisor to as many as nine PE transactions during the period (earning 34 League Table credit points), while E&Y was the financial advisor to three PE transactions (with 12 points). Including Due Diligence, Taxation and other advisory services, E&Y advised as many as 26 PE transactions (earning 36 points). E&Y was also the financial advisor to six M&A transactions during H1’13 (earning 22 points) and as many as 26 M&A transactions (earning it a total of 42 points) if other advisory services were to be included.

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 advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.

Private Equity Deals

The PE deals advised by social sector specialist Unitus during H1’13 included Germany-based KfW’s acquisition of a 30% stake in Invest India Micro Pension Services and Lok Capital’s exit from microfinance firm Satin Credit Care Network via a secondary transaction. o3 Capital and Avendus were financial advisors to five PE deals each during the period. The PE deals advised by E&Y during H1’13 included Warburg Pincus’ investment in auto components firm Avtec and IvyCap Ventures’ investment in agricultural market information services firm Reuters Market Light.

M&A deals

The M&A deals advised by E&Y during H1’13 including TRIL Roads' acquisition of IVRCL’s three road projects and Indraprastha Gas’ acquisition of Central UP Gas. Including other advisory services, Deloitte ranked second advising 10 deals (fetching 17 points). o3 Capital, Avendus and Edelweiss were financial advisors to two M&A deals each during H1’13.

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