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2016-17: A record year for Indian M&A deals at $61b

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This financial year has set a record for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in India, with deals worth $61.26 billion—more than double the value of transactions last year. In 2015-16, M&A deals were worth $27.62 billion. The sharp increase was a result of both strong foreign buying interest and consolidation underway… Read more »

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Although Vodafone appears to have chosen the middle path, investors in the merged company might well view this shrinking interest as a sign of lesser interest in the Indian market’s prospects. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint
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India 2017: IT, telecom brace up for disruptions, consolidation

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd’s aggressive launch last year should certainly lead to consolidation among telecom companies. Two big disruptive technologies—bots and cloud computing—meanwhile pose an existential dilemma for India’s $150 billion outsourcing industry. 2017 should see a more aggressive push by domestic information technology (IT) firms in monetizing platforms, investments… Read more »