Friday, 8 July 2016

Are private equity investors going slow on India?

Between 2013 and 2015 they PEs increased their exposure little by little and in the first quarter of 2015 they ploughed in USD 4704 million. Right now, their total India exposure is down to USD 1054 million in the second quarter of 2016.




Private equity investors have had a love-hate relationship with India. Just in the last three years, they have yo-yoed a lot in their attentions to India. Between 2013 and 2015 they were upbeat on the Indian subcontinent. The period saw the PEs increasing their exposure little by little and in the first quarter of 2015 they peaked ploughing in USD 4704 million. The same quarter witnessed a total of 112 deals being inked. However, in the last nine months the PEs lost interest. Their total India exposure is down to USD 1054 million in the second quarter of 2016 which had only 52 transactions taking place.  The second infographic shows how internet/technology received the maximum investments of USD 1110 million till date beginning 2016. Business services and transportation clocked the least equity inflows with USD 17 million and USD 12 million, respectively, out of a combined USD 2139 million for the period.



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