Total industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 worth $6.75bn were announced in India, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 35.6% over the previous quarter and a drop of 70% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $22.51bn.

India held a 1% share of the global industry M&A deal value that totalled $697.02bn in Q2 2019.

In terms of deal activity, India recorded 184 deals during Q2 2019, marking a drop of 19.3% over the previous quarter and a drop of 8.5% over the last four-quarter average.

India industry M&A deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five industry M&A deals accounted for 46.04% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five industry M&A deals stood at $3.11bn, against the overall value of $6.75bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was India Grid Trust’s $717.57m asset transaction with Sterlite Power Transmission.

In second place was the $689.76m asset transaction with IL&FS Wind Energy by GAIL (India) and in third place was Adani Power’s $689.09m asset transaction with Axis Bank and GMR Generation Assets.

The $544.78m acquisition of Sterlite Grid 2 by Sterlite Investment Managers and merger of Indiabulls Housing Finance and The Lakshmi Vilas Bank for $466.2m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

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