Private equity and venture capital outlook in India Statistics & Facts

India is one of the most promising markets for investors who are interested in the ever-evolving technology capitalization. The concept of private equity and venture capital was present in the country in many forms since the 1960s, but the industry saw its growth mainly after the economic reforms in 1991. The private equity investments in India amounted to about 8,688 million U.S. dollars in the third quarter of assessment year 2017. The vibrancy and rapid growth rate of the private equity/venture capital (PE/VC) industry has attracted global attention. The value of private equity deals across the country in 2017 was about 18.56 billion U.S. dollars making it one of the most promising destinations for investments worldwide.

Softbank invested about 2,500 million U.S. dollars in e-commerce giant Flipkart in 2017 making it India's biggest deal of the year. Limited partners (LP) are increasingly investing in the Indian market. LPs invested about six billion U.S. dollars in 2017 across India.

The financial services and real estate sectors across India have benefited the most out of PE/VC deals that took place in 2017. The financial services sector accounted for almost 27 percent of the total private equity investment deals across India making it the most sought after sector for PE/VC investment.

The information technology sector is a key part of the country's economy. Private equity investment in the IT/ITeS industry amounted to about 3,682 million U.S. dollars in the third quarter of 2017 alone. Although there were plenty of PE investments in the IT/ITeS sector during 2017, there were also many exit deals valued at about 2,955 million U.S. dollars in the IT/ITeS sector.

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