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Buyout PE deals steal the show in 2013, touch $2 bn

Buyouts accounted for less than 5% in volume terms during 2013, however it accounted for as much as 27% of the value pie

Buyout deals, in which PE firms take a controlling stake in the companies they invest in, crossed $2 billion (Rs  12,400 crore) in value terms in 2013. While overall investments in value terms came down sharply by 18.8 per cent last year, the buyout category of investments was the only one to show an uptick in both value and volume terms (18 deals) over the year before. In 2012, buyouts had totalled $1.9 billion across 17 transactions. According to Venture Intelligence data, buyouts accounted for less than five per cent in volume terms during 2013. However, it accounted for as much ...