India second most targeted BRIC nation for M&A deals

"China targeted M&A volume stood at USD 8.3 billion, is the highest among the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) nations in 2010 YTD, followed by India with USD 2.8 billion," according to global deal tracking firm Dealogic.

While the India-targeted M&A deals so far in 2010 grew by 43 per cent from USD 1.98 billion in the year-ago period, China targeted volume rose 88 per cent to USD 8.3 billion.

So far in 2010, the BRIC targeted M&A volume has reached USD 12.7 billion, up 42 per cent compared with 2009 Year-To- Date (YTD). The BRIC M&A volume accounts for 10 per cent of global M&A volume in 2010 YTD, the report said.

It added that the top five BRIC deals in 2010 YTD, involve Chinese and Indian targets and account for 47 per cent of the total BRIC volume.

While Brazil targeted M&A deals stood at USD 851 million YTD, down from USD 2.1 billion in the year-ago period, the same for Russian Federation nearly doubled to USD 774 million.
According to Dealogic the announced cross-border acquisition of China's Orient Overseas Development Ltd by Singapore-listed CapitaLand, via its subsidiary CapitaLand China (RE) Holdings Co Ltd, is the largest deal in 2010 YTD.

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