Blogs by "Sanat Rao"
Sanat Rao

Sanat is a Partner, M&A with iSPIRT and focuses on cross-border M&A for Indian startups. He used to previously work in the Corp Dev team at Intel Capital. He tweets at @sanatrao

  • The Road to Startup Exits – Think Next Roundtable Recap

    January 20, 2016

    $8B of venture investment went into Indian startups in 2015 alone! Four firms–Ola Cabs, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm–accounted for 32% of these investments.  However, on the M&A side, things have been slow. Since 2011, there have been… MORE >>

  • #TheWayForward for M&A in India

    May 29, 2014

    2013 was a hot year for Global Technology M&A:   204 announced Tech M&A deals took place at an overall valuation of ~$100B, of which 70% were pure software companies. Thanks to a strong stock market, 51… MORE >>

  • A “Virtual Mandate” from Silicon Valley companies for M&A

    February 12, 2014

    2013 was one of the most prolific years for M&A worldwide with 3169 acquisitions taking place across the globe. India had its own share of successes with RedBus, Little Eye Labs etc. going through acquisitions…. MORE >>

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