Private Equity Investors put in More Money in Fewer Companies in 2013; M&A Deal Value Improves 25%: VCCEdge Study

  Private Equity Investors put in More Money in Fewer Companies in 2013; M&A
                    Deal Value Improves 25%: VCCEdge Study

  PR Newswire

  NEW DELHI, January 6, 2014

NEW DELHI, January 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Private equity investments in India have increased 12% in value terms from
$9.5 billion in 2012 to $10.68 billion in 2013, according to annual
transactions data released by VCCEdge, financial data platform of

Deal volume on the other hand dipped 13% to 655 deals from 751 deals in 2012,
VCCEdge data showed.

"This shows private equity investors have been investing larger monies in
fewer companies in 2013, an indication of winning companies attracting larger
capital," Sahad P.V., Founder & Editor,, said. "PE investors have
been choosy."

Financials, consumer discretionary, and information technology were the most
targeted sectors with investments worth $2.7 billion, $1.8 billion, and $1.6
billion, respectively. Together, the three sectors accounted for nearly 58% of
the total private equity capital invested in 2013, the VCCEdge data showed.

The $1.26 billion investment by Qatar Foundation Endowment in Partners in New
Delhi based Bharti Airtel Ltd. was the biggest deal announced during the year.
This is followed by the $470 million investment in Alliance Tire Group by KKR
India Advisors for a 90% stake.

Private equity exits

Private equity exit transactions in 2013 amounted to about $3.6 billion coming
from 158 exit deals compared to the $4.86 billion worth of exits spread across
172 deals in CY2012.

However, the industry saw some of the larger PE exits like Warburg Pincus
exiting Alliance Tire Group and TPG exiting Shriram Transport Finance.

Sector breakdown of private equity deals in 2013

                                           Deal Value    Avg. Deal Value
                                 Volume      ($ mm)           ($ mm)
    Consumer Discretionary        152       1,813.76            16
    Consumer Staples               26         247.63            11
    Energy                          2           4.45             2
    Financials                     99       2,770.73            31
    Health Care                    73       1,264.44            21
    Industrials                    60         676.80            13
    Information Technology        210       1,642.15            12
    Materials                      15         288.73            29
    Telecommunication Services      1          1,264         1,264
    Utilities                      17            711            59
              Total               655      10,683.66

Mergers & Acquisitions :

As for mergers & acquisitions in India in CY2013, the deal value increased by
about 25% to $26.17 billion as against $20.93 billion recorded in 2012,
VCCEdge data showed. Deal volume, however, inched up only from 761 deals to
781 deals during the period.

Energy and materials sectors witnessed the maximum M&A value with deals worth
$6.02 billion and $5.23 billion, respectively. Together, they accounted for
nearly 43% of the total M&A deal value seen during the year.

The biggest M&A deal recorded in 2013 was the acquisition of Rovuma Offshore
Area 1 of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. by ONGC Videsh Ltd. for a total
consideration of $2.64 billion. This was closely followed by the $2.51 billion
(in cashand stock) acquisition of Holcim India Pvt. Ltd. by Ambuja Cements.

Sector breakdown of M&A deals in 2013 -

                                           Deal Value  Avg. Deal Value
                                 Volume      ($ mm)        ($ mm)
    Consumer Discretionary        144       1,096.19           8
    Consumer Staples               44         280.25           6
    Energy                         26        6,020.8         232
    Financials                    110       2,202.52          20
    Health Care                    63       3,305.84          52
    Industrials                   149       3,452.72          23
    Information Technology        117       1,712.41          15
    Materials                      85       5,235.59          62
    Telecommunication Services     12       2,011.86         168
    Utilities                      31         863.15          28
              Total               781      26,181.33

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