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Data Drive: Private equity and venture capital appetite recovering

As the capital markets remain volatile, PE/VC backed initial public offerings would be affected now.

On May 18, the Union Cabinet empowered the boards of the CPSEs to privatise, disinvest or close their subsidiaries and sell stakes in joint ventures.

Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments recovered to $5.5 billion in April, but remained much lower than $13.1 billion reported in October last year. Around 72% of the total PE/VC investments in the month were for pure play investments excluding real estate and infrastructure sectors. Growth deals mopped up $2.8 billion, or 51% of the total investments, followed by start-up investments at $1.6 billion. As the capital markets remain volatile, PE/VC backed initial public offerings would be affected now.

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