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Snapshot of private equity in India

96 India-focused private equity funds in market targeting to raise $13 billion as of August 2017

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With a net internal rate of return (IRR) of 89.2 per cent, ChrysCapital-III (2004) has been the best performing fund across vintage, followed by India Value Fund-I (34%) and Baring India Private Equity Fund (32%). Funds between 2006 and 2009 and the ones between 2010 and 2014 have delivered median net of 8% and 6.4%, respectively. These are some key insights from a recent report by data firm Preqin on alternative assets in India.


* $24 bn of private equity & in India as of Dec 2016, more than all other alternative asset classes

* $14 bn of growth funds, $8.4 bn of venture capital, almost comparable to $10bn for funds

* $7 bn Cumulative dry powder (capital available for investment) with India-based PE, VC and buyout funds

* 96 India-focused in market targeting to raise $13 billion as of August 2017

* 8% Median net ($ terms) delivered by 15 funds between 2006-09, with min of -11.2% & max of 16.1%

private equity funds in India

Top performing funds in India by vintage

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Top-10 performing India based private capital funds

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India based private equity and assets

Alternative assets include private equity & venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, and hedge funds; Due to immaturity of the natural resources market in India, the figure could not be calculated for private capital at present.

Source: Preqin Insight: Alternative Assets in India, November 2017

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 03:21 IST