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Rewind 2018: Private equity firms bet on control deals, high-value exits

2018 was also the year when the great Indian sale of stressed assets brought new opportunities for PE players to battle it out with strategic investors to grab more than a dozen odd large companies

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Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
It was a year of discernible  new trends for the private equity (PE) business. Buying a majority interest with management control became the new flavour of the season for PE players. And for the first time, the value of exits came close to matching the value of fresh investments, instilling confidence among global PE players that Indian assets can generate attractive returns on their investments.
 
It was also the year when the great Indian sale of stressed assets brought new opportunities for PE players to battle it out with strategic investors to grab more than a dozen odd large

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First Published: Dec 30 2018 | 11:39 PM IST

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