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July 02, 2013

PE Investments in Real Estate Perk up in Q2'13

Private Equity-Real Estate firms made 13 investments (amounting to $318 million across 12 deals with disclosed values) during the quarter ended June 2013, according to the data from Venture Intelligence. The volume of investments was a significant perk up from the seven investments in the same period in the previous year (which witnessed $172 million being invested across six transactions with disclosed values) and also the eight investments (worth $569 million) during the Jan-Mar 2013 quarter. However, PE-RE investments in the first six months of 2013 at 21 transactions ($887 million across 20 deals with disclosed values) are still down 16% compared to the 25 investments in the corresponding period in 2012 ($659 million across 22 investments).

Ascendas Trust's Rs.600 crore (about $110 million) acquisition of 2 million sq. ft of office space in Hyderabad from Phoenix Group was the largest investment during Q2’13. This was followed by Xander's Rs.280 crore ($52 million) investment in Supertech's 125 acre township project in Gurgaon and Clearwater Capital’s (along with Ajay Piramal Group non-banking financial company PHL Finance) Rs.300 crore ($50.2 million) investment to finance VGN Developers’ acquisition of a land parcel for a gated community project in Chennai.

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