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February 10, 2015

Ernst & Young Tops League Tables for Most Active M&A Transaction Advisor for 2014

Ernst & Young topped the Venture Intelligence League Table for the Most Active Transaction Advisor for Mergers & Acquisitions deals for calendar 2014 with 58 points (across 15 qualifying deals). ICICI Securities finished second with 36 points (across 9 deals) while Kotak, MAPE and PwC shares the third spot with 28 points (across 7 deals).
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.
Transactions that Ernst & Young provided financial advise to during the year included the $470 M acquisition of Reliance Mediaworks by Prime Focus and the $114 acquisition of Jaypee Group cement units by Dalmia Cement. E&Y provided due diligence services to deals like Sun Pharma’s acquisition of Ranbaxy and Kotak Mahindra Bank’s acquisition of ING Vysya Bank.
BMR Advisors earned 26 points across 8 deals during the same period, while O3 Capital earned 24 points across 6 deals. Other transaction advisors who had advised a significant number of M&A deals during the year included Axis Capital (6 deals) and Signal Hill Capital (4 deals). Deloitte and Veda Corporate Advisors advised 3 deals each.
Some of the new entrants to this year’s M&A league tables included Trans Corporate Advisory and Equirus.
The full league tables can be viewed online at

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