"Consumption is the biggest investment thesis for India. I am betting not just on urban consumption but also on rural consumption", Renuka Ramnath, Founder & CEO of Multiples Alternate Asset Management told CNBC-TV18.
It has been clarified that the clarification provided in Budget 2016 on benefit of concessional rate of 10% on transfer of shares of a private company (being long term capital asset) shall apply from 1st April, 2013.
Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) are also seeking uniformity among regulators, including SEBI, RBI, PFRDA and IRDA, on regulatoy provisions
In an exclusive interview with Housing News, Neeraj Bansal, partner â€“ real estate and construction, KPMG India, maintains that the opening up of the Indian real estate sector to global investors, will usher greater R
PE players are finally considering equity level investments in real estate companies.
Government has announcement many intitiatives for affordable housing sector so far. However it requires funding in the form of equity and debt capital. Union Budget 2016 can incentivise investments in affordable housing.
Indian real estate market is evolving. As the legal frameworks improve and more transparent practices catch up, there is a larger role private equity players can take up.
While the M&A opportunities remain robust, especially when there are companies on the block with high level of leverage, enhanced interest by the private equity players remains a noteworthy point.
Buffett has long been a critic of so-called alternative investing, a category that includes hedge and private equity funds, among others. The reason is the cut they take for their services, which can make billions of dollars for the managers but far less for clients, according to the man sometimes called "The Oracle of Omaha."
The Indian jewellery manufacturer and retailer will use the capital for expansion purposes, said sources.
US-based online retailer eBay led a group of investors, including Kalaari Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Saama Capital to invest USD 133.77 million (about Rs 830 crore) in the New Delhi-based Snapdeal.
2014 seems to have brought fresh hope for the real estate sector in terms of fund flows. In the last two months, several private equity funds have together invested over USD 700 million in real estate projects.
If one looks at the first half of this calender year, private equity funds have invested just over Rs 1,600 crores in the real estate space. This is a sharp 46 percent lower than in the first half of 2012.
The real estate price was following 'amplification mechanism', whereby, a large increase in asset price is followed by a higher demand, as investors think that further increases in prices will follow. However, the tide now appears to have turned.
Snack maker Balaji Wafers is in separate talks with private-equity funds, including Blackstone Group and Actis, to raise between USD 100 million and USD 125 million.
Flipkart has raised USD 200 million from a clutch of private equity funds, the company said on Wednesday, in what could be the single largest investment in an e-commerce company in the country.
Private equity funds quadrupled their investment in India's primary healthcare, betting the sick and ailing will stop seeing family doctors in often cramped and dingy quarters and check into modern chains sprouting up across Asia's No.3 economy.
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Real estate-focused private equity funds are looking at investing in pre-leased commercial projects, including IT parks and SEZs, as they look for assured returns from their investments.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks to reduce their exposure to non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), which have given loans mostly against gold, sending shares of such companies sharply lower.
Manappuram Finance's founder on Wednesday sold about 4% stake to three large private equity funds, including Baring Private Equity and Sequoia, for about USD 28.9 million.
Banks may be tightening their purse-strings for real estate companies, but private equity funds seem to be gearing up to inject the sector with a dose of capital, reports CNBC-TV18's Priyanka Ghosh.
Nilesh Shah of Axis Direct imparts his advice on how women can wade through financial issues in trying times. According to Shah, the golden rule would be to ensure nominations in all investments and ensure joint ownership in as many investments as possible.
Microfinance company Ujjivan Financial Services said on Wednesday it raised USD 25.5 million by diluting a minority holding in the company to a bunch of private equity funds.
Tata Capital, a unit of India's diversified Tata group, has received commitments for USD 800 million by the end of March, for its private equity funds, its chief executive said.