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Private equity investments in India at $12.7 billion in 2019: Refinitiv

The deal flow in 2019 has been good with each successive quarter being better than the preceding one

Global lenders have been selective in taking exposure to Indian NBFCs. Strong parentage adds to the appeal, but is not a passport to syndication success

Private equity (PE) investment in India for the first nine months of the year stood at $12.8 billion, according to data from Refinitiv. This is the highest investment in the past six years for comparable periods for which data was analysed.  There have been three PE exits in Indian companies through initial public offerings (IPOs) this year. PE exits via IPOs had picked up pace in 2017 and the early part of 2018 before a slump in IPOs halted these exits. For instance, 84 per cent of the Rs 42,000-crore raised in 2017-18 has came in via offer for sales. In an offer-for-sale, ...