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From Adani to Torrent, India Inc taps overseas funds for local M&As

Adani, Hinduja, Torrent raise funds for acquisitions

Illustration: Binay Sinha

Illustration: Binay Sinha

Dev Chatterjee Mumbai

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Foreign banks and private credit funds are queuing up to fund acquisitions by Indian companies who are buying out their local rivals. The Adani Group, Torrent Group, and the Hindujas have approached several foreign banks and private equity (PE) firms to fund their acquisitions.

Global investors have about $2 trillion of funds to invest, and about $100 to $150 billion is set aside for India, according to an estimate by JP Morgan.

Corporate executives said Indian companies raising money overseas for acquisitions would be better off raising equity rather than raising debt.

"Even if they have to raise debt, a

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First Published: Oct 24 2023 | 5:11 PM IST

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