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July 13, 2017

Axis Capital Tops Transaction Advisor League Tables for M&A Deals in H1 2017

Kotak, UBS Securities take no.2 and no.3 slots; EY tops inclusive of due diligence services

Axis Capital topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Transaction Advisor to M&A deals for H1 2017 advising M&A deals worth $12.7 billion (across three qualifying deals) followed by Kotak ($12.6 billion across three deals) and UBS Securities ($12.5 billion across two deals).

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.

The biggest M&A deal in 2017, the Idea Cellular – Vodafone merger involved the top 3 firms as well as firms such as Morgan Stanley, Robey Warshaw and Rothschild who occupy the fourth slot.

Axis Capital advised M&A deals also included the buyout of Aegis BPO by Capital Square Partners. Kotak advised deals also included the acquisition of auto component manufacturer Sono Koyo Steering Systems by JTEKT Corporation and the Ingenico acquisition of payments firm TechProcess Solutions. UBS Securities also advised the Inox Renewable wind farm sale to Leap Green Energy. EY ($1.6 billion across eight deals) completed the List of Top 5 for H1 2017.
Inclusive of its roles in due diligence and related advisory activities, EY topped the League Table advising 24 M&A deals worth $28.1 billion in H1’17. Axis Bank, Kotak and UBS occupied the second, third and fourth spots while Deloitte ($12.5 Billion across 4 deals) occupied the fifth spot. EY also grabbed top spot by number of deals followed by KPMG which advised 8 deals.

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Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.