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May 25, 2016

5 Trends to expect in Startup Buyouts in FY17: The Economic Times

An Economic Times article by Biswarup Gupta uses Venture Intelligence data on the growing acquisitions of startups due to the funding slowdown and what the ecosystem can expect in the coming financial year.
In the fiscal year ended March 31, the number of mergers and acquisitions involving technology startups more than doubled to 146 transactions from 69 in 2014-15, according to (deals) data tracker Venture Intelligence. 
Other Trends: 

1. On demand hyperlocal services, fin-tech ventures (e.g. wallet companies), and OTAs are touted as prime targets. (Want a list? mail us)

2. More consolidation this year -  Aashish Bhinde, Avendus Capital.

3. Flipkart & Snapdeal to continue their pace of acquisitions in FY2017.

4. Common investors tend to catalyze the situation (acquisition/merger) - Sameer Sood, Credit Suisse

5. Acquisitions will be more via stock in order to reduce cash outgo - Navroz Mahudawala, Candle Partners

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