August 17, 2023
Translink Corporate Finance is delighted to announce its partnership with SMC Capitals, an exciting new alliance in India. This is a natural next step for Translink, which already spans over 35 countries across six continents, opening critical cross-border opportunities in a compelling M&A market. SMC Capitals is part of the SMC Group which is over 3 decades old and has presence in 450+ cities in India.
As one of the world’s rapidly expanding economies, India presents significant deal potential, however, navigating the diverse cultures and varied business approaches in the country takes experience and sensitivity. SMC Capitals is the perfect partner in this, with its qualitative and quantitative approach to matching companies with suitable business partners, with ethics, culture and business practices strongly considered.
“We are truly pleased to have SMC Capitals join Translink. India has always been of keen interest for our clients around the globe. With SMC Capitals as our partner in India, we will be able to benefit from their extensive coverage, knowledge and network of relationships across India. We are convinced that we will see an important increase in our cross-border deal flow with India”, says David Strempel, Vice Chairman Translink International.
Shweta Aggarwal, Director SMC Capitals says, “This partnership will enable SMC Capitals to go beyond its pan-India network to tap into Translink’s presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, thereby offering exceptional partner search and cross-border M&A services to its Indian clients, across in- and out-bound deals. Together, Translink and SMC are poised to unlock a plethora of deal potential.”
Unlocking innovation and strategic growth for our clients
The opportunity in India is immense:
- India has set a target of growing into a $1 trillion digital economy by 2025. The propulsion toward this economic growth will come from different industry sectors, many of which are already in the advanced stages of digitalisation. Some of these sectors are IT, IT-enabled services, electronics, telecom, e-commerce, financial services, the Internet of Things (IoT), and media and entertainment.
- India also has the world’s largest youth population, with over 65% of its people under the age of 35. This presents a significant demographic dividend for the country. Its youthful population is driving tech advancement and digitisation, as well as economic growth through entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Post COVID-19, the country has emerged as the world’s preferred manufacturing hub, which is supported by friendly foreign investment policies and continuous Infrastructure development.
- Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments have been growing rapidly in recent years. In 2022, India saw $61.6 billion in PE/VC investments, which was a record high. SMC Capitals has strong connections with PE and VC investors in India, which provides access to high-growth-, new-age-, and technology companies.
A win-win partnership
With seamless knowledge sharing between SMC Capitals and Translink, SMC’s deep network in India, and access to VC/PE investee companies, this partnership will deliver high-quality, strategic deal opportunities for international clients seeking to capitalise on India’s market growth and technological advancements. This means access to a large pool of public and private companies in India, efficient target mapping supported by local intelligence and qualitative metrics, and crucial guidance to build the requisite relationships and comply with regulatory bodies to get the deal done.
On the other side, Indian companies will be able to access a wider network, providing them with local insights and exceptional deal execution capabilities, as well as expertise in cross-border transactions, with local support in India and the target country. Translink’s sector knowledge will give Indian companies deep insight into target countries’ business potential and deal dynamics.
The partnership presents massive potential for Indian and international companies, with a team of experienced advisors on-hand to steward deals from start to finish.