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Private Equity deals lose lustre, slump to 5-year low, value down 27%

The average deal value for the first quarter of this year was the highest in 15 quarters

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Private equity transactions languished at a 5-year low as the number of deals declined 45 per cent and investment value 27 per cent year on year, says a News Corp VCCEdge report. According to News Corp VCCEdge's India Quarterly Deals report for January-March of 2017, there were 238 deals worth $3.04 billion as against 432 deals worth $4.19 billion in the same period last year. In fact, angel investments were at a 4-year low too at $28 million, with VC investments dropping by 14 per cent year-on-year. "PE sentiment seems to be extremely cautious and this is clearly ...

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 14:55 IST
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