2017: Expect a stellar year for exits through M&As, IPOs for startup investors

HYDERABAD: The country’s startup ecosystem this year witnessed a total of 165 mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including the likes of Ibibo Group getting acquired by Make-MyTrip and Jabong being taken over by Flipkart’s Myntra, according to data by startup analytics firm Tracxn.This number, while a 20% increase from 2015, seems like a small percentage when compared to the 56% increase from 2014 to 2015, as per data provided by software product think tank iSPIRT. According to experts, though the deal activity increased this year, the sector failed to see many big-ticket M&As.They, however, feel the coming year will be better, but the pace may remain consistent with that of 2016. “There will be a steady growth in M&As but we don’t expect a significant jump,” said Gaurav Deepak, cofounder, Avendus…


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