### IIFT 2014 Question Paper Question 89

Instructions

Read the following information on ‘Sectoral Trends in Mergers & Acquisitions in India (2001-02 to 2006-07)’ given in Tables below and answer the questions.

Table: Sector wise Number of ‘Mergers & Acquisitions’

Table: Sector wise Number of ‘Mergers’

Question 89

# What is the approximate proportion of ‘mergers’ to ‘acquisitions’ for the entire period (2001 - 02 to 2006 - 07)?

Solution

Total no. of mergers and acquisitions during the given period = 5646

Total no. of mergers during the given period = 1499

Total no. of acquisitions during the given period = 5646 - 1499 = 4147

Hence required percentage is $$\frac{1499}{4147}\times\ 100=37\%\ \left(approx\right)$$