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Mergers and Acquisitions: Cross border investment driven by China

, April 21, 2018, 0 Comments

mergers-and-acquisitions-ibs-mumbai-marketexpress-inThe financial canvas has undergone epochal changes. The socio political changes across the world are prompting the policymakers to unwind globalization, trade in goods & services and routing of finance to the real economy. However, the Asian economies in general and China in particular are driving the cross border investment flows. The companies in the new economy are facing disruptions and lower life span. They are grappling with consolidation, breakout and unwinding. As these companies are evolving, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are the favored route to bring about structural changes and accommodate newer industrial dynamics.

Today the lion’s share of outbound and inbound investment flows of Mergers and Acquisitions are in Asia. India too is no exception; corporate consolidation, in India, has witnessed record highs in 2016 with India accounting for almost 8.8 per cent of the total Mergers and Acquisitions in the Asia-Pacific region in 2016.

Both, the domestic and outbound Mergers and Acquisitions activity has contributed to the surge with an increase of approximately 62 per cent in the inbound activity. The buoyancy in corporate consolidation space in India can be attributed to home-grown companies choosing the inorganic route to generate growth, targeted government policies, the surge in the start-ups driven by technology and swelling of foreign direct investment at the back of further relaxation in Foreign Direct Investment norms. There have been multi-jurisdictional deals overcoming significant regulatory and political hurdles. Corporate consolidation is aimed at either deleveraging or consolidation of market share by corporates with stronger balance sheets.

IBS Mumbai is proud to have organized its International Conference on Finance and Economics on 13 April, 2018 on the theme, “Issues and Implications: Corporate Consolidation in India” under the leadership and guidance of Prof. Y. K. Bhushan, Senior Advisor and Campus Head, IBS Mumbai. Mr. Ashutosh Goel, Senior General Manager – New Business Development, Mahindra and Mahindra graciously inaugurated the conference as the Chief Guest and Respected Prof. Y.K.Bhushan delivered the welcome address at the inaugural session.

This Conference aimed at examining and understanding this renewed trend of consolidation in current times. The Conference discussed and deliberated factors leading to the current spate of Mergers and Acquisitions deals. This conference offered a platform to provide rich insights to the academicians, practitioners and policymakers. The conference has received encouraging response from academic researchers and practicing professionals in India and abroad. However, out of all the submitted papers only 33 papers were selected after peer review and released as a compendium.


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