SoftBank's mega bets on Internet and mobile companies account for 24 per cent of the total investment pie.
According to the report, over $4 billion of investment value -- 24 per cent of the total -- has been committed by Japan-based SoftBank. Its investments included $250 million in budget hotel aggregator Oyo, $1.4 billion in mobile wallet leader Paytm and $2.5 billion in e-commerce leader Flipkart.
The report further said PE firms invested about $5.7 billion across 106 deals during July-September 2017, second highest after the March quarter that saw $6.4 billion investment across 163 transactions.
The September quarter recorded as many as 13 investments above $100 million compared to 10 in the same period last year.
Some of the major PE transactions in July-September were Carlyle's $300 million in SBI Cards; the $260 million raised by RBL Bank and the $240 million buyout of investor services firm Karvy Computershare by General Atlantic.