While pandemic hit the world in 2020, many deals were pulled, delayed or put on hold indefinitely as the focus was to keep the businesses as usual going. Companies also struggled to shore up their own positions, gauge the market for valuation purposes or figure out innovative ways of conducting due diligence, management meetings and negotiations.

However, deal activity bounced back towards the end of previous year and in fact recorded the second highest M&A deal value in the last 5 years. The year 2021 also begun by carrying over a momentum from a flurry of deals in the latter half of 2020 and stands poised to accelerate.  

According to VCCEdge, the year 2020 recorded 693 deals worth $46.22 bn., second highest deal value in the last 5 years. The M&A deal value was majorly driven by Reliance’s Jio Platform and retail ventures. The number of deals in Q1 2021 were at par with Q4 2020 deals.  

To discuss the emerging opportunities and challenges, learnings from past moves that worked as well as those that didn’t, Mosaic Digital, the corporate banner behind, is organising its next edition of Mergers & Acquisitions Summit on June 30, 2021 on a virtual platform.


9:00 AM onwards
  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM


  • 9:30 AM – 9:40 AM

    Opening Address

  • 9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

    Keynote Address

  • 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM

    Panel Discussion 1: M&A - During COVID-19 Era

    The global business disruption due to the Covid -19 has not just put firms on a reset mode but also pushed thousands of companies on the road to bankruptcy. The M&A deal activities were also on hold or delayed in the first half of 2020, however, bounced back in the latter half of previous year. With the companies adopting digitization in its work culture, due diligence has become a big task for any strategic acquisitions. How buyers have changed their strategy, what are the various decision factors and how M&A journey has paced in these difficult times? 

  • 10:40 AM – 11:20 AM

    Panel Discussion 2: FDI Policy - A game changer for international acquirers

    There was foreign direct investment (FDI) worth $30 billion in India between April–September 2020, a 15% increase over the same period last year. How changes in FDI policy play an important role in Indian economy and how these amendments in the policy for restricting international buyers controlling stake in the company create benefit and opportunity for all kind of domestic investors including institutional investors, retail investors, etc.?

  • 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

    Special Address

  • 11:40 AM – 12:20 PM

    Panel Discussion 3: Opportunities in Distressed assets

    As per RBI, NPAs of banks may rise to 13.5% by September 2021. How can the increase in NPAs become a lucrative opportunity for strategy players? What are the sectors that are facing significant challenges and how strategic players will pursue these stressed situations?

  • 12:20 PM – Onwards

    End of Conference

Speakers 2021


Rupali Kamdar

VP-Investments, India RF

Ryan Fernandes

Head- Strategic Investments, Pidilite Industries Ltd.

Gaurav Sharma

Partner, Mckinsey

Dinesh Arora

Deals Leader, PwC India

Prashant Jain

CFO, Instamojo Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Vijay Vaishnav

CFO, Eros Now

Rahul Chhaparwal

Executive Director - Special Situations Fund, Kotak Investment Advisors

Suraj Kalra

SVP and Head- M&A/strategic initiatives/governance/BD, Vodafone Group (CWG)

Ramesh Swaminathan

Executive Director- CFO and Head- Corporate Affairs, Lupin Ltd.

Ashish Krishna

Group Head- Strategic Investments, National Stock Exchange

Vijender Singh

CEO, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.

Deepak Sharma

MD & Head - M&A, Axis Capital

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