Private equity investments in India at lowest levels since 2009 at $7.5 billion

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With 154 investments worth about $2.3 billion, IT and ITeS companies topped in terms of both investment value and volume during last year. With 154 investments worth about $2.3 billion, IT and ITeS companies topped in terms of both investment value and volume during last year.
Summary18 investments of over $100 million during 2013 accounted for as much as 47% of the value pie.

the $113-million investment in Emcure Pharmaceuticals (by PE firm Bain Capital).

Manufacturing companies attracted about $1.1 billion from PE investors across 30 transactions. Baring Asia’s R1,400-crore (about $233-million) investment in Lafarge India, the Indian subsidiary of French cement giant Lafarge, was the second-largest transaction. The financial sector received the fourth-largest investments in attracting $727 million across 44 transactions.

Companies based in southern and western regions accounted for 36% of the PE investments each (in value terms) during 2013. While the amount (about $2.7 billion) was spread across 148 investments in south India-based companies, it got spread across 127 transactions among west India-based companies. Companies in north India attracted investments worth $1.8 billion (24% of the value pie) across 84 deals, the report said.

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