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February 07, 2015

Unitus Capital retains status as Most Active Financial Advisor for Private Equity Transactions in 2014

Ernst & Young retains Most Active Transaction Advisor status inclusive of due diligence, other services 

Unitus Capital retained the top position of the Venture Intelligence League Table for Most Active Transaction Advisor (Private Equity) for calendar 2014 acting as financial advisor to 17 qualifying PE investments during the year (and notching up 68 points). Among the transactions advised by Unitus were the $13 million investments by Fidelity Growth Partners and Aavishkaar in Milk Mantra and NMI investment in Satin Creditcare Network.

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.

Ernst & Young came in second (for pure financial advisory) with 40 points (across 10 deals). Inclusive of its roles in due diligence and related advisory activities, Ernst & Young retained its status as overall Most Active Transaction Advisor for Private Equity deals in 2014 with 99 points (across a total of 69 deals). Ernst & Young advised deals included the investment of $50 million by ADB, DEG into Welspun Renewable Energy and the $31 million investment by Tata Capital into Sai Lifesciences.

Intellecap came in third with 32 points (across 8 deals) advising deals including Suryoday Microfinance’s fund raising from IFC, Aavishkaar Goodwell and Lok Capital and SME lender Intellegrow’s investment from Omidyar Network and Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.

O3 Capital and Spark Capital Advisors, which advised 6 deals each, completed the top five for 2014.

New entrants into the Venture Intelligence league table in the category during the 2014 included Think Capital, Intensive Fiscal Services and Dexter Capital.

The full league tables can be viewed online at

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