Dealmaking in India hit a record high last year, crossing the psychological milestone of $100 billion for the first time ever. This was led by mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Rising appetite of not just established companies but also venture funded startups looking for newer growth planks, opportunity thrown up by the stressed assets piece as well as PE funded platforms created with a buy-to-build strategy is expected to drive M&A momentum in the future as well.

One notable feature of the recent M&As has been the wide sectoral spread straddling internet, telecom, petrochemicals, metals, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, IT, consumer goods and engineering sectors. This has added more vibrancy to the dealmaking ecosystem compared to the past where large deals in selective sectors like telecom and energy among few others used to dominate.

Another factor has been the rise of more buyouts and emergence of PE vs strategic buyers contest for M&As.
As more stressed assets come under the hammer, strategic acquisitions will also get a leg up, especially in the mid-market space.
Since January, large M&A deals have been struck in housing finance, IT, textiles, pharma, dairy, education, internet, auto parts among other spaces. There has been 282 M&A deals worth over $11 billion, according to VCCEdge, the data platform of Mosaic Digital.
To discuss the emerging opportunities and challenges, learnings from past moves that worked as well as those that didn’t, Mosaic Digital, the corporate banner behind VCCircle.com, is organising its next edition of M&A Summit on 26th June at Hotel Four Seasons in Mumbai.


June 26, 2019 | Mumbai
8:30AM- 9:30AM Registration & Networking
9:30AM - 9:40AM Opening Address

Venue: The Great Room

9:40AM - 10:00AM Session I: Keynote

Venue: The Great Room

10:00AM – 10:45AM Session II: Panel Discussion

Crystal Gazing
For most people Walmart striking its biggest ever global deal in India was an outlier. Over time the number of inbound deals from MNCs has shrunk even as total amount of deal value has gone up, as global companies realised this is a tough market and they started focusing more in their core market. Do we see more MNCs interested in testing India or deal making is going to be driven by domestic consolidation? Hostile takeovers have largely remained rare in India, but few recent deals suggest more could be in the offing?

Venue: The Great Room

10:45AM - 11:15AM Session III: Fireside Chat

Big buy or string of pearls
As Indian companies grow big they face the question of whether to buy a large asset in a developed market or strike a number of smaller deals domestically. Big asset catapults the size but comes saddled with the challenge of low growth thereafter and an inherent risk of sinking the mother ship. How should companies balance the investor expectations with these two choice sets?

Venue: The Great Room

11:15AM - 11:45AM Networking over Tea/Coffee

Venue: Pre-Function Area

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Session IV: Panel Discussion

Due diligence
One of the most critical factors determining the success of an M&A deal is how clearly the acquirer has mapped out strategic benefit from the acquisition and the red herrings of the target. What are the new due diligence tools to make a stronger business case for an acquisition? What are the more common emerging factors to watch out before giving a clean chit for a deal?

Venue: The Great Room

12:30 PM - 01:15 PM Session V: Panel Discussion

PE buyout vs strategic M&A contest
As buyouts gather pace, PE firms are often pitched against strategic buyers. What differentiator can a PE firm bring to the table as against a natural fit from a strategic buyer? How does such a contest affect valuation? Are PE firms at a natural disadvantage? Some buyout firms are also increasingly partnering strategic partners for M&As, is that a trend to watch out for?

Venue: The Great Room

01:15 PM - 01:20 PM Closing Remarks

Venue: The Great Room

01:20 PM -03:20 PP Networking Lunch & Close of Conference

Venue: Pre-Function Area





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    Individual Ticket

  • INR 12,000
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  • INR 23,000
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    Diamond Package

  • INR 33,000
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    Platinum Package

  • INR 42,000
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    VIP Package

  • INR 50,000
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