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M&A deals down 80% so far in CY2023 as buyers seek lower valuation

India acquisitions to remain sluggish till corporate sector margins improve, macroeconomic uncertainties ease

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Dev Chatterjee Mumbai
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) by Indian companies have declined sharply by 80 per cent so far this year, in contrast with the same period last year, as bankers predict lower deal volumes due to falling profit margins of Indian companies and feeble stock markets. The decline in Adani Group shares has also hit buyer sentiment.

According to data from Refinitiv, M&As in India stood at $3.3 billion from 253 deals, year-to-date (YTD) - a fall of 80 per cent year-on-year (YoY).

Cross-border deals by Indian companies were also down 84 per cent to just $1.5 billion.

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First Published: Feb 26 2023 | 11:03 PM IST

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