Outlook Business's lead article on Private Equity investments and exits in 2017 quotes Venture Intelligence data:
Alibaba along with its payments arm, Ant Financial, in March 2017, gave Reliance Capital, Saama Capital and Sapphire Ventures an exit route when they bought shares worth $250 million. Saama, which had invested in One97 in 2011, made an astounding 75x, according to research firm Venture Intelligence.
2017 was a good year for private equity investments with a record $23.8 billion spread across 591 deals, surpassing the previous high of around $17.1 billion seen in 2015 and 55% higher than the $15.4 billion seen in 2016.
Investors raked in over $5.3 billion through the public market, $4.2 billion via secondary sales and $3.3 billion through strategic sales.