Mumbai, 23 November 2011. The first Cross-Border M&A Forum held on Friday 18 November by M&A International Inc. (MAI), the world’s leading M&A alliance, attracted over 120 M&A advisors from more than 40 countries to meet with 80-plus Indian clients of our host member SBI Capital Markets.
Top business houses from all over India attended the Forum together with over 120 M&A professionals who have the experience and know-how to help clients explore and progress their M&A objectives. More than 750 pre-arranged one-to-one private meetings were held between strategic minds from the corporate world and M&A professionals from around the globe based on geographical and sector interests.
Indian companies have moved beyond Indian shores, establishing a global presence and increasingly looking for M&A opportunities. The country also continues to be one of the world’s most attractive investment destinations, driven by progressive government policies, strong macro-economic fundamentals, accelerated infrastructure development and planned industrial capacity additions.
“Corporate India is showing greater interest in acquiring entities in Europe as valuations currently are pretty attractive due to the ongoing debt crisis and a slowdown in these economies," said Rajeev Krishnan, President and Chief Operating Officer of SBI Capital Markets.
The Cross-Border M&A Forum was the perfect platform to lay the foundations of future business relationships between Indian companies and M&A boutiques from around the globe.
About SBI Capital Markets, the Indian member of M&A International Inc.
SBI CAPITAL MARKETS LIMITED (SBICAPS) is India's leading investment bank and project advisor, assisting domestic companies’ fund-mobilization efforts for many years. Foreseeing the changing needs of clients in a rapidly opening economy, SBICAPS has evolved an array of advisory services in almost all sectors of the economy over the years. With its team of qualified and dedicated professionals and sector experts with domain knowledge, SBICAPS offers a wide suite of financial advisory services covering areas like project advisory & fund mobilization, structured debt placement, capital markets- equity & debt, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and stressed assets resolution. www.sbicaps.com
About M&A International Inc.
Established in 1985, M&A International Inc. offers the unparalleled, global resources of over 500 M&A professionals operating in every major financial center of the world. We are closely linked and together we advise our clients on acquisitions, divestitures and financing. We have closed over 1,400 transactions totaling more than US$85 billion in transaction value in the past five years. www.mergers.net
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