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Indian cos raised $19bn from foreign markets in 2006, says Grant Thornton

Posted by fairval on August 28, 2007

Some data from an excellent Grant Thornton report –

During 2006, Indian companies raised US$19 billion from global markets far exceeding the inflow of foreign direct investment for 2006, which was just US$9 billion in the same year. The net investment of foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in the Indian secondary market during 2006 was US$11 billion, with the number of FIIs reaching 1,057.

Private equity investments reached US$7.9 billion across 302 deals in 2006,with the average investment size reaching US$26m in 2006. 91 initial public offerings (IPOs)
were valued at US$5.63 billion in the primary market segment in 2006. M&A deals increased significantly, with 480 deals worth US$20.3 billion compared with $18.3 billion in 2005.

In addition, cross border deals also increased with 226 deals worth US$15.3 billion in 2006 in comparison with 192 deals worth US$9.5 billion in 2005.

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