With a GDP growth rate in excess of 8% in 2009 and 2010, India has seen the emergence of several$50-$100m companies across the engineering, power and mining sectors. These companies present good consolidation platforms for global players and there is growing acceptance of the merits of such alliances by these domestic mid-sized businesses. The planned infrastructure spending for the five year plan ending in 2012 has been targeted at $500bn, which is likely to be doubled to $1trn in the following planning period. This planned infrastructure spending is across all core sectors which directly influence the engineering sector. The next decade in Indian engineering sector belongs to power and energy, mining, water and sewage treatment and port infrastructure. These sub-sectors will witness an increase in both domestic and cross-border M&A; activity.