PwC Deal Talk – Doing Deals in India from a Swiss Investor’s Perspective

Edition 4/2017

India has seen significant economic growth in the past two decades and has credibly positioned itself as the largest democratically driven economy in the world.

With more than 250 Swiss companies having a presence in India and with a total Swiss foreign direct investment of over USD 3.2 bn in India since the year 2000, the subcontinent is also an increasingly important trade partner for Switzerland.

In 2015, Swiss imports from India amounted to USD 1.0 bn whilst Swiss exports to India (excluding bullion) amounted to USD 0.8 bn.

M&A activity in India has gradually increased over the last 5 years. 2016 saw the highest M&A activity of this period with 1,002 deals with a total deal value of USD 61 bn, whereby USD 29.3 bn (48%) of deal value was linked to cross-border transactions.

India offers attractive opportunities for Swiss Investors, but the environment is vastly different to the Swiss market and there are unique features investors need to be aware of. With first-hand experience and local teams on the ground, PwC can help you to avoid common pitfalls when doing deals in India.

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Sascha Beer
Corporate Finance / M&A
Tel. +41 58 792 1539

Nico Psarras
Head of Transaction Services
Tel. +41 58 792 1572

Devinder Singh
Director, Transaction Services
Tel. +41 58 792 1432

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Sascha Beer

Sascha Beer

Sascha Beer
Birchstrasse 160
Postfach, 8050 Zürich
+41 58 792 15 39

Sascha Beer has joined PwC in 2006 and is a Partner in the Corporate Finance/M&A group. Sascha has more than 15 years Corporate Finance experience and leads the industrial products segment within the deals group of PwC Switzerland.

Sascha Beer earned a bachelor in mechanical engineering and an executive MBA, additionally he is a certified IFRS accountant. As an attendee of the PwC global mobility programme, in 2008/09 he worked at the Corporate Finance office in Toronto, Canada.