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PE investments in 2018 crosses $33-B to set new all-time high

Big Ticket investments in consumer apps Swiggy & Byju’s dominates year-end activity, even as investments in Core Sectors slow down
Private Equity (PE) investments in India rose to their highest ever figure of $33.1 billion in 2018 (across 720 transactions), according to data from Venture Intelligence (http://www.ventureintelligence.com), a research service focused on private company financials, transactions and their valuations. While PE investments have already surpassed the previous high - $24.3 Billion across 734 deals in 2017 - in the first nine months of 2018, the mega investments in Consumer Internet & Mobile startups such as Swiggy and Byjus towards the year-end, helped the 2018 total vault by 36% year-on-year. (Note: These figures include Venture Capital investments, but exclude PE investments in Real Estate.) The year witnessed 81 PE investments worth $100 million or more (accounting for 77% of the total investment value during the period), compared to 47 such transac…

Why podcasters are betting on desi content: Times of India

A ToI article covering the opportunity and challenges in audio content quotes Venture Intelligence data: Since 2012, only three Indian startups in the podcasting space have received funding, and mostly undisclosed or negligible amount. The article further states that the opportunity for content creators would be in chasing the local language crowd: A KPMG report says that nine of out of 10 new internet users in India over the next five years are likely to be Indian language users.

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.

Legal Capsule: Enforcement of Rights Of Foreign Lenders Under IBC, 2016 by Economic Laws Practice

Prior to the enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“Code”), recourse for insolvency and debt recovery matters under the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act, 2002 (“SARFAESI Act”)and the Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993 was available only to domestic financial creditors. As things stood back then, foreign creditors could not seek recourse under these statutes.
As a significant step toward creating a level playing field and extinguishing the undue advantage accorded to domestic financial creditors, the Code has now brought within its purview foreign creditors as well, encompassing both operational as well as financial creditors.
Indian judiciary has played an active role in bringing about this change and ensuring recourse is provided to foreign creditors under the Code. While Ahmadabad and Mumbai benches of NCLT had admitted applications by foreign financial creditors agains…