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Singhi close out 2011 on a high

6th January 2012

It has been a successful past couple of months for Mergers Alliance's Indian partner Singhi as they won the prestigious ‘India M&A Deal of the Year Award’ in the Small Mid-Market category and featured amongst the top ten Financial Advisers to Indian M&A in a report compiled by Merger Market.

Singhi received the coveted award at The India M&A Atlas Awards, which is a part of the Global M&A Atlas Awards, for Mid-Day Multimedia’s sale of its newspaper publishing business (India’s number one afternoon tabloid newspaper) to Jagran Prakashan, India’s largest read newspaper. Singhi Advisors was the sole advisor to both Mid-Day Multimedia and Jagran Prakashan in the transaction. Elsewhere, Singhi featured in the Mergermarket M&A Round-up for Year End 2011, coming in ninth place in the Advisers to Indian M&A by Volume category. Singhi was one of the top independent firms on the list.
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