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Indian private equity market will remain robust: Year-end prediction

Neeraj Bharadwaj, Managing Director of Carlyle Asia Partners, writes about the future of India's equity market.

Neeraj Bharadwaj, MD, Carlyle Asia Partners
Neeraj Bharadwaj, MD, Carlyle Asia Partners

It has been a successful year for Carlyle. We closed Carlyle Asia Partners V (CAP V) at US$6.55 billion, exceeding its target of US$5 billion and closing more than 65 per cent larger than its predecessor fund, Carlyle Asia Partners IV. With Asia accounting for more than 60 per cent of incremental global GDP growth, CAP V, as one of the largest Asia-focused funds, will be deployed across key countries in the region. To capitalise on the opportunities available in the private equity market, we have expanded our investment team by hiring Vikram Nirula in India and Robby Winarta in ...