Deal values declined significantly in the month of May compared to the same period last year although the overall deal activity in 2016 has shown strong growth with M&A deals driving values and PE investments driving volumes.
According to a latest report by advisory firm Grant Thornton, domestic transaction values doubled compared to the same period last year and cross border transactions grew at a strong yearly growth of 19% in May 2016.
The Indian deal market witnessed transactions worth $2.4bn totaling 108 deals which was a 28% year-on-year fall in deal values, primarily on account of a significant reduction in PE investments which declined by 59% in the month of May.
Overall M&A market witnessed a 21% fall in the deal volumes.
However cross-border activity has more than doubled in value terms owing to a seven fold increase in inbound deal activity.
PE investment activity increased marginally in volume terms but investment values recorded an all time low in the last three years due to absence of large investments.