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MX CAPITAL Awarded “Indian Deal of the Year” at the 2012 Acquisition International M&A Awards

October 1, 2012 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

MX Capital, a Mumbai based investment bank founded by Mr. Merzi Sodawaterwala who recently took the leap from working for an investment bank to starting his own entrepreneurial organisation in a very competitive environment has been setting very high standards at his investment bank and has been awarded the “Indian Deal of the Year” at the 2012 Acquisition International M&A Awards.

To view the 2012 Acquisition International M&A Awards winners across the globe, including an interview with Mr. Merzi Sodawaterwala, Founder & Managing Director of MX Capital on winning the “Indian Deal of the Year” award, please click on the link below -

Commenting on this achievement of MX Capital:

Himanshu Shah, Founder & Managing Director of Neela Systems Ltd (acquired by PRAJ Industries Ltd) – “I was approached by various investment bankers, Big 4s and private equity funds before I met Merzi. In a nutshell, I would describe Merzi as someone you can trust for his commitment to client goals and has the ability to deal with critical bottle-necks by creatively facilitating a common ground to effect deal closure and convince all stakeholders.

Ajay Relan, Founder & Managing Partner of CX Partners – “Merzi has a deep understanding of what is attractive and desirable from the standpoint of an investor, and he has the wisdom to be a fair arbiter of value. Both these qualities are integral to his remarkable success as an investment banker”.

Bala Deshpande, Senior Managing Director of NEA India – “We have dealt with Merzi on several transactions and the one thing that stands out is his commitment to doing the appropriate thing for the company as well as the investor. The commendable thing is that he follows this belief EVEN IF it means that a deal may not happen”.

About Acquisition International (AI):

Acquisition International recognises and honours the leading dealmakers across the globe in their annual Acquisition International M&A Awards in which they combine votes alongside in-house research data and industry expertise to finalise the shortlists and the overall winners. Acquisition International’s awards are given solely on merit and not handed out like confetti.

Kathryn Turner, Chief Coordinator, of the AI M&A Awards, underlined the core strengths of the winners: “During times of economic uncertainty many fail, however the AI M&A winners have defeated the odds and come into their own. The talent, ingenuity and down-right hard work of all of our winners, in what is still a very competitive market, is living proof that good business can still be done”.

The Acquisition International M&A winners have rallied well from boom to bust, they proved resilient and are superb examples of excellence. Key to their success has been, more than ever, the ability to adapt and act creatively in business and their exceptional performance is expected to continue into next year and beyond.

About MX Capital:

MX Capital is a Mumbai based investment bank founded by Mr. Merzi Sodawaterwala with intent to partner with clients from a long term perspective rather than focusing on a transactional benefit – often a challenge for most investment banks. MX Capital specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Strategic advisory.

MX Capital takes pride in their solutions oriented approach and represents clients through the entire deal process. Their deep understanding of the culture, investment philosophy and preferences of the private equity/ venture capital investors built through continuous interaction helps facilitate the most appropriate investor – company fit. The team has acquired rich insights witnessing the conduct of investors, acquirers and clients over the entire life cycle of the investment or acquisition and they leverage the same throughout the deal process.

MX Capital acted as the exclusive advisor to Neela Systems Ltd for their acquisition by Praj Industries Ltd on 6th January, 2012.

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AI M&A Awards Winner

Source: Business Wire India


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