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Infra & Financial Sector deals cushion fall in PE investments during 2016 to 12%

At $15.2 Billion, 2016 is 2nd Biggest Year for PE investments after 2015, Venture Intelligence data shows 

Private Equity investors bet $15.2 Billion across 620 deals (and 585 individual companies) in 2016 making it the second biggest year for such investments in India (by both value and volume) after 2015 (which had witnessed $17.3 Billion being invested across 775 transactions and 683 companies). These figures from Venture Intelligence, India’s longest serving research service focused on private company financials, transactions and valuations, include Venture Capital investments, but exclude PE investments in Real Estate.
Infrastructure investments - notably led by Canada headquartered investors - dominated the list of Big Ticket investments during 2016. Canada’s Brookfield committed $1.65 Billion to buy a majority stake in telecom tower firm Reliance Infratel; pension fund CDPQ along with others invested $850 million in Tata Power’s SPV Resurgent Power; while Fairfax Holdings investe…

PE and VC firms raised $4.9 billion via India-focused funds in 2016: Mint

A Mint article quotes Venture Intelligence data on fund raising in 2016:

Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) firms set new fund-raising milestones and raised a combined $4.9 billion in 2016 across 33 India-dedicated funds, according to research and analytics firm Venture Intelligence. This was 9% more than the corresponding figure in 2015, when a total of $4.5 billion was raised by PE and VC firms across 27 deals. The top five PE and VC funds in 2016 raised about $3.35 billion, up from $2.4 billion by the top five funds last year, Venture Intelligence data showed. 

Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

Venture capital market: The year that went by - Mint

A Mint article on VC trends in 2016 quotes Venture Intelligence data on VC exits. Limited partners, however, remain concerned about poor returns on their past investments. In a bid to alleviate those concerns, fund managers at venture capital firms went into overdrive to shore up exits. The numbers for the closing quarter of 2016 are yet to come in. However, in the nine months of the year ended September, venture capital firms closed 54 exit deals worth $1.41 billion, exceeding the 43 exit deals worth 1.39 billion closed in all of 2015, according to data compiled by Chennai-based researcher Venture Intelligence.Click here to continue reading.


Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

Dealmaking in 2016: Mint

The Mint article quotes Venture Intelligence data on buyout deals in 2016. Increasing amount of dollars flowing into buyout deals has been one of the larger trends seen in 2016:  Buyouts showed strong momentum in the first six months of 2016, with the total number of deals and deal value at 14 and $2.44 billion, respectively, data from private equity (PE) and venture capital database Venture Intelligence show. Buyout deal value more than doubled from $1.14 billion in the same period last year.  The top buyout deals of the first half of 2016 included Blackstone Group LP’s $1.1 billion acquisition of a majority stake in listed IT firm Mphasis Ltd, Kedaara Capital and Swiss private equity (PE) firm Partners Group’s purchase of mortgage lender AU Financiers for around $140 million and Abraaj Group’s $221 million deal to buy Care Hospitals.From the Venture Intelligence PE/VC Deals Database: The year end figure for 2016 for buyout deals stand at 27 deals worth $4.3 Billion compared to 25 d…

Mint-Venture Intelligence Deal Tracker (Dec 19)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint. The Weekly update is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) on every Monday.



Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

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