Recap 2016

Which I-banks outranked peers in dealmaking

December 30, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

Investment banks with the maximum expertise in industrials, infrastructure and financial services segments topped the league tables this year, reflecting the type of transactions that were struck in 2016.

Which law firms topped the legal advisory league tables

December 30, 2016 | Maulik Vyas

The government’s measures to open up more sectors for foreign direct investment and high debt levels that prompted companies to sell assets not only kept the deal street buzzing but also translated into big business for law firms.

Which PE investors dominated dealmaking this year

December 30, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

Canadian firms emerged as the top private equity investors by value in India this year, but that still wasn’t enough to arrest the decline in overall dealmaking.

IPOs rule in lacklustre year for equity markets

December 30, 2016 | Ankit Doshi

Indian companies rushed to float initial share sales this year but overall fundraising on the stock exchanges slumped due to market volatility and weak economic and investment scenarios.

How stage-wise VC dealmaking in India fared

December 29, 2016 | Joseph Rai

Venture capital deals fell across stages this year after peaking in 2015 with early stage funding getting significantly hit both in terms of volume and value as investors turned extremely cautious and selective in placing their bets on startups despite adequate funds at their disposal.

Which PE firms scored biggest exit deals

December 29, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

Private equity firms had another bumper year in terms of exits, with stake sale activity most notable in the manufacturing segment.

Year of uncertainties for IT sector

December 29, 2016 | Manu P Toms

India’s information technology industry strived to find newer opportunities and markets in 2016 as geopolitical uncertainties, a challenging business climate and technological shift clouded outlook.

Top PE, VC and platform fundraisers

December 28, 2016 | Ankit Doshi

Large international institutional investors continued sewing joint venture-styled investment platforms or backing such funds created by others this year, as Limited Partners (LPs) sought to spread their bets with a more direct exposure to India.

Most active VC firms

December 28, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Venture capital investments slumped in 2016 after hitting a peak last year as investors tightened their purse strings. Both the volume and value of VC deals declined sharply, reflecting the slowdown in private investments.

Capital flow into real estate halves as equity deals slump

December 28, 2016 | Swet Sarika

Investment activity in the real estate sector plummeted this year, in line with the overall slowdown in private funding and as the sector continues to struggle with weak demand.

Top M&A deals in India

December 28, 2016 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Merger and acquisition activity in India perked up this year thanks to a few multi-billion-dollar deals that companies struck either to slash debt or consolidate their market share.

Meet the top newsmakers

December 27, 2016 | Aman Malik

Year 2016 had its fair share of personalities who either influenced events that had a bearing on India’s and the world’s economy or were central to them.

Here are a few among those that made news this year.

Narendra Modi

Good rain, pay hikes buoy consumer mood but note ban spoils the party

December 27, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Consumer goods companies were upbeat in the first half of 2016, pinning their hopes on an above-average monsoon that would revive rural demand.

Meet India's leading angel investors

December 27, 2016 | Shruti Jain

Dheeraj Jain, managing partner at London-based investment firm Redcliffe Capital, and former Snapdeal product head Anand Chandrasekaran were among India’s top angel investors this year by number of deals they disclosed. 

Small finance banks get big attention, NBFCs catch investors’ eye

December 26, 2016 | Bruhadeeswaran R

The impact of policy decisions made in 2015, such as those related to small finance banks, payments banks and easing of foreign investment caps in the insurance sector, started playing out in 2016.

Healthcare firms ride the IPO wave; M&As flourish

December 26, 2016 | Joseph Rai

Blockbuster initial public offerings and significant private equity interest marked an action-packed period for the healthcare industry this year, but warnings by the US drug regulator for several pharmaceutical companies and regulatory disappointment for the medical devices sector spoiled the mo