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PE investors fighting tough rules to back insurance companies, say experts

PE investors are enabling promoters or shareholders of firms in the sector to exit but face substantial regulatory compliance, tax ambiguity and delays in approvals

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Private Equity Investments  |  Insurance Companies  |  Pe Funds

Advait Rao Palepu & Subrata Panda  |  Mumbai 

In the year since the sector regulator published guidelines for private equity (PE) investment in insurance companies, six major deals have been announced.

Some PE funds have invested more through seed funding in digital insurance companies; others have exited from their holdings. Experts say the past year has seen a spike in investment interest by PEs in the insurance space, given the background of a tight listing environment and a need for capital which banks currently cannot afford to provide. “Whether in the case of PE or the Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) ...

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First Published: Thu, December 20 2018. 00:27 IST
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