Monthly Dealtracker - January 2022

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We entered 2022 in a cloud of uncertainty due to the emergence of the new Omicron variant and related questions surrounding the global and domestic economic growth. Amid this, India Inc saw the second highest number of monthly deals being executed in January 2022 at 242 deals valuing USD 5.1 billion. This translated to a 100% growth in the deal volumes and 17% increase in the deal values, with no signs of slowing down. January 2022 saw 12 high-value deals valued at and above USD 100 million each, contributing to 52% of deal values for the month.

Key highlights

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have picked up pace over the past year and corporates have been inking deals at a break-neck pace with the month witnessing record monthly deal volumes in the last 10 years with 68 deals.
  • Private equity (PE) investment grew at an unprecedented pace recording 174 deals, 100% increase in deal volume recorded in the same period last year
  • Start-up sector continued to dominate the deal activity in January 2022, followed by e-commerce and IT sectors in both M&A and PE deals space
  • PE investment values recorded USD 3.4 billion. This translated to a significant 182% increase in the deal values.