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India clocks $26-bn deals in Q1

India clocks $26-bn deals in Q1

New Delhi: India saw 455 deals worth $25.6 billion in the first quarter this year, a 24 per cent rise in deal volume as compared to the last quarter (Q4) of 2023, a report showed on Wednesday.

The media and entertainment sector topped the charts in terms of value, while the retail and consumer sector continues to lead in terms of deal volume, according to the PwC India report. The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal value soared by 60 per cent, reaching $19.6 billion while private equity (PE) deal value experienced a slight dip. There were a total of 143 domestic M&A deals, with the largest deal touching $4.5 billion.

“The first quarter of 2024 showcases the best figures in the last six quarters owing to the momentum of the market and large-ticket deals, hinting at a bold appetite for strategic expansion and market dominance,” said Dinesh Arora, Partner & Leader -- Deals, PwC India.

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