This increase has been primarily driven by a significant number of large deals worth USD 500 million or above, and many transactions involved big bets by global pension funds
In the same quarter last year, the country had recorded investments of USD 2.56 billion across 243 deals
Private equity investors sealed deals worth USD 7.22 billion in the third quarter of this year following which deal tally for the January-September period stood at USD 14.82 billion.
"It will significantly strengthen our position in North Asia, the largest skincare market in the world; and will complement our existing portfolio, enabling us to offer luxury skincare products at attainable price points," Alan Jope, Unilever President Personal Care, said in a statement.
Revival of PE investments in the residential sector is also expected this year, especially with regard to affordable housing.
According to EY's monthly PE tracker, there was a 5.4 times jump in PE/VC investments in August as compared to USD 1 billion in August 2016, mainly driven by two mega deals, Softbank's USD 2.5 billion investment in Flipkart and GIC's USD 1.4 billion investment in DLF commercial property assets. In terms of number of deals, there was an 18 per cent growth in August as against 39 deals last year.
The company aims to use the capital to scale its growth as a designer and manufacturer of advanced night vision imaging systems for defence, surveillance and transportation safety markets.
Innoviti Payment Solutions backed by Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy-promoted Catamaran Ventures, has raised Rs 120 crore (about USD 18 million) in its second round of funding from SBI-FMO and Bessemer Venture Partners
‘Most alternative investments have lower volatility than investments in stock market indices.’
June quarter was the lowest quarter for Venture Capitalists (VC) investments in the last 3 years.
Equities remain the most favoured asset class despite high valuations. However, the extended sluggishness in the property market s forcing many wealthy families to trim down their direct exposure to real estate
Xander Group, on May 2, 2017, signed a deal with Shriram Properties, to acquire 100 per cent stake in Shriram’s Gateway SEZ in Chennai, for USD 190 million (Rs 1,250 crores), with a further R
The share of banks‘ credit in the real estate sector, has shrunk drastically in the last few years, from 50%-57% in 2010 to 24%-26% in 2016, said Knight Frank India, in its first edition R
According to early data from Venture Intelligence, private equity investments in the first quarter of this year rose 36 per cent on a year-on-year basis and 23 per cent over the previous quarter (October- December 2016).
Mint India Private Equity Conclave witnessed panel discussions and eminent speakers. They discussed their investment strategies and the outlook for India.
According to a report titled ‘The Great Wall of Money’ by the global consultant Cushman & Wakefield, new capital available for global real estate investment in 2017 is estimated at USD 435 billion, out R
Deal volumes fell by 43 percent in February compared to the same period last year. Prashant Mehra, Partner of Grant Thornton, said the slowdown in deal activity in India was mainly due to uncertainty from the Budget announcement.
Fund raising activity in the PE and VC space witnessed a decline of 6 percent in 2016. PEs and VCs raised closed to USD 24.1 billion in 2016 as compared to USD 25.7 billion in 2015.
According to the Grant Thornton in India's The Fourth Wheel 2017 report, produced in association with Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA), startups received the maximum investment of USD 2.5 billion and constitutes 70 percent of the transaction volumes in 2016.
American private equity firm Lone Star Funds and India's infrastructure financing company IL&FS will jointly invest $550 million in stressed infrastructure projects in India.
In some "tough love" shown to banks by the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday, while bankers are yet to digest the suggestions, it could well be a turning point for the public sector banks.
Eveready may spin off its packet tea business into a 100 percent subsidiary as the board has approved the reorganisation.
Private equity investment activity has begun the new year on a sluggish note with January witnessing a decline in PE investments both in volumes as well as value terms, says a report.
Indiabulls Asset Management, on February 15, 2017, said that it is planning a third real estate fund and its maiden one in the commercial segment and aims to raise Rs 1,500 crores. In the R