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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

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

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