Private Equity Funds in India to Increase in 2018

2017 was one of the strongest years for private equity funds and venture capital investments in India, and 2018 is poised to exceed the previous year figures as more than 20 India based funds have in principle secured and closed cumulative fund raising of approximately $3 billion. 80 other companies in the process of roadshows are expected to raise an additional $15 billion. Another key trend is that promoters are willing to dilute management stakes.

Road infrastructure, consumer lending, fintech, healthcare, consumer goods and disruptive technologies will continue to attract strong investment. There will be a lot of positive activity around IPOs, and mergers and acquisitions in 2018, specifically in the financial sector.  M&A will pick up given the amendments to the insolvency and bankruptcy codes recently passed by the parliament in India.

A case of dollar bills

The article also says that global private equity funds and strategic investors are looking to invest over $8 billion in 10-12 large  Indian  companies that are going insolvent.

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Gunjan Bagla
California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.

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