Indian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals have touched $44.

2 billion for the first three quarters of the current calendar year, a 24.5% increase in volume terms over corresponding period last year, according to data from mergermarket, a portal that reports on deals. There has been a 312.9% increase in deal value (with total number of deals for this year totaling to 183) over last year. While most number of deals were announced in the technology, media and telecom space accounting for a 47.3% share, energy, mining and utilities accounted for 26.3% of total deal value in the M&A space. N.M. Rothschild & Sons (I) Pvt Ltd. topped the financial adviser league table with a total of $27.4 billion from 17 transactions. Morgan Stanley (I) Company Pvt Ltd. and Standard Chartered Bank were ranked second with deal volume amounting to $25.52 billion and $22.20 billion respectively. Ernst & Young Pvt Ltd. was the most active financial adviser by deal count with 18 deals.

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