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AZB tops Legal Advisor League Tables for Private Equity Deals in Q1 2018

SAM, NDA take no.2 and no.3 slots; AZB tops by deal volume too, followed by JSA and KCO

AZB & Partners topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Legal Advisors to Private Equity & Venture Capital deals in Q1 2018 advising deals worth $3.8 billion (across 21 deals) followed by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas ($3 billion across 13 deals) and Nishith DesaiAssociates ($1.9 billion across 6 deals). Wadia Ghandy ($1.7 billion across 1 deal) and J Sagar Associates ($1.7 billion across 17 deals) came in at fourth and fifth respectively.
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 tables also include Private Equity investments and exits in Real Estate advised by law firms.
AZB topped the tables by deal volume too advising 21 deals, followed by J Sagar Associates and Khaitan & Co. (advising …

AZB tops Legal Advisor League Tables for M&A Deals in Q1 2018

CAM, SAM take no.2 and no.3 slots; AZB tops by deal volume followed by KCO

AZB & Partners topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Legal Advisors to M&A deals in Q1 2018 advising M&A deals worth $11.6 billion (across 17 deals) followed by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas ($9.4 billion across 10 deals) and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas ($8.5 billion across 12 deals). Trilegal ($3 billion across 5 deals) and Khaitan & Co. ($2.2 billion across 16 deals) came in at fourth and fifth respectively.
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.
AZB topped the tables by deal volume with 17 deals, followed by Khaitan & Co. with 16 deals at second place. SAM took the third spot with 12 deals.
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The top three firms acted as legal advisors to the HPCL - ONGC merger. AZB and CAM also served…

EY tops Transaction Advisor League Tables for Private Equity in Q1 2018

Barclays, Citi, Deutsche Bank take second place; Unitus Capital and Masterkey Holdings top by deal volume

EY topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Transaction Advisor to Private Equity deals in Q1 2018 advising Indiabulls Properties in its sale of 50% stake to Blackstone acquisition for $730 million. Barclays, Citi and Deutsche Bank came in at second with $265 million advising the stake sale by Warburg Pincus, Abraaj and IFC in Continental Warehousing to DP World - NIIF platform. Kotak took the third spot advising $179 million (across two deals). CBRE and Axis Capital came in at fourth and fifth respectively.
Unitus Capital and Masterkey Holdings topped the tables by deal volume advising 4 deals, followed by Veda Corporate Advisors and KPMG in second place with 3 deals each.
Inclusive of its roles in due diligence and related advisory activities, KPMG topped by deal volume with 10 deals (worth $417 million).
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Citi tops Transaction Advisor League Tables for M&A Deals in Q1 2018

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

Citi topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Transaction Advisor to M&A deals in Q1 2018 advising M&A deals worth $6.1 billion (across two deals) followed by SBI Caps ($5.7 billion across one deal) and Kotak ($2.6 billion across two deals). Standard Chartered Bank ($2.2 billion across 2 deals) and Allegro Advisors ($1.9 billion across 3 deals) came in at fourth and fifth respectively.
Ernst & Young and KPMG topped the tables by deal volume advising 4 deals, followed by Allegro Advisors with 3 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.
Inclusive of its roles in due diligence and related advisory activities, Ernst & Young topped the League Table advising 9 M&A deals worth $8.9 billi…

Seed deals sprout as angels return to field: The Economic Times

An Economic Times article on Seed funding in India quotes Venture Intelligence data:
Data from Venture Intelligence shows that seed-stage investments by top VC firms since the start of 2017 have touched $144 million across 178 deals. Of this, $31 million was invested in just the first three months of 2018. 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.

Made for Each Other: Indian Startups and Chinese Investors

A South China Morning Post article quotes Venture Intelligence data on the rising Chinese VC investments in India. While Western venture capital firms still dominate the investment of India’s tech world, statistics show the influence of Chinese money is on the rise. Last year, at least 23 deals signed by Indian tech start-ups involved Chinese investors, according to market research firm Venture Intelligence. By contrast, the figure was only eight in 2015. 
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.

Venture Intelligence - Mint Deal Tracker (Apr 9, 2018)

Venture Intelligence is powering the Deal Tracker on The Mint - tracking Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A, Real Estate and Strategic investments in India. The Deal Tracker is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) every Monday.

For comprehensive coverage on upcoming PE/VC, M&A, Angel and Strategic Investments sign-up to our Daily/Weekly Newsletter. View a sample Deal Digest Newsletter here.
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.

Indian auto component makers are hungry for overseas acquisitions: Mint

A Mint article quotes Venture Intelligence data on M&A in the Auto components sector:

According to Venture Intelligence, a service provider that tracks deals and financial transactions across industries, the auto component industry witnessed 13 M&A deals in calendar year 2017 and four in the first three months of 2018 (overseas and domestic).
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.

Venture Intelligence - Mint Deal Tracker (Apr 2, 2018)

Venture Intelligence is powering the Deal Tracker on The Mint - tracking Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A, Real Estate and Strategic investments in India. The Deal Tracker is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) every Monday.

For comprehensive coverage on upcoming PE/VC, M&A, Angel and Strategic Investments sign-up to our Daily/Weekly Newsletter. View a sample Deal Digest Newsletter here.
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.

The Business Of Hospitals: Big-ticket deals dominate PE/VC investment flows: The Indian Express

An Indian Express article quotes Venture Intelligence data on Private Equity investments in Hospitals:

Data sourced from Chennai-based research firm Venture Intelligence shows that a total $3.4 billion has been injected into hospitals by PE investors from 2007 till 2017. Notably, almost half of the investment during the period came via 10 transactions. Prior to the Fortis deal, the largest one was in early 2016, when Dubai-headquartered Abraaj Group bought controlling stake in Hyderabad-based CARE Hospitals for around $221 million. In two deals in 2015 and 2017, Manipal Health raised $321 million from TPG Capital and Temasek Holdings, respectively. Naresh Trehan-led Medanta Medicity, in two deals in 2013 and 2015, received $275 million from Carlyle Group and Temasek, respectively.

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.

VCs favour B2B startups over B2C in Q1 2018

Overall VC investments dip 30%
B2B Companies grabbed 60% of the VC funding in the first quarter of calendar year 2018 - 46 deals (worth $148 million) compared to consumer companies which grabbed 30 deals (worth $109 million). Top VC investments in B2B Companies included those in SaaS startups like Chargebee, SirionLabs and payroll and benefits management company NiYO. Just the Enterprise Software segment accounted for 28% of total VC investments (by volume).

Overall Venture Capital firms made 76 investments (worth $257 million)in Q1’18- 30% lower compared to 109 deals (worth $397 million) recorded in the same period in 2017, data from Venture Intelligence shows. (Note: Venture Capital is defined by Venture Intelligence as Seed to Series D round investments in companies less than 10 years old with value of up to $20 Million.)
Angel investments (by angel networks and super angels) slipped Quarter-on-Quarter to 48 deals in Q1’18 compared to the 51 investments in Q4’17.
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Private Equity investments fall 49% to $3.7 Billion in Q1’18

BFSI companies account for more than half the investment pie, Absence of mega deals in IT & ITeS drags down overall numbers
Private Equity firms invested about $3.7 Billion (across 133 deals) during the quarter ended March 2018 – down 49% compared to the $7.3 Billion (across 200 transactions) in the same period last year, according to data from Venture Intelligence, a research service focused on private company financials, transactions and their valuations. The investment amount in Q1’18 was also almost 29% lower than the immediate previous quarter - which had witnessed $5.2 Billion being invested (across 152 transactions). Note: These figures include Venture Capital investments, but exclude PE investments in Real Estate.

The latest quarter witnessed only 9 PE investments worth $100 million or more compared to 13 such transactions in the same period last yea. Also notable was the fact that Softbank – which dominated 2017 with its mega e-commerce bets on Flipkart, Paytm, Ola and Oyo …