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Private equity party set to continue in New Year; may see 15-20% growth in investments

PE and VC investments soared 18 per cent to $44.2 billion at the end of November 2019.

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Last Updated: Jan 01, 2020, 04.07 PM IST
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"Going forward, we expect PE/ VC investments to grow at may be 15-20 per cent in calendar year 2020," Vivek Soni, Partner and National Leader, Private Equity Services, EY (India) said.
Private equity investments in the country are expected to grow 15-20 per cent in 2020 as investors pin hopes on the country's long growth potential after a blockbuster year when credit flow through regular channels turned slow, according to experts.

While the final figures vary, the amount of PE investments in the year gone by is estimated to be more than the total inflows recorded in 2017 and 2018.

Reflecting bullish sentiments, PE and VC (venture capital) investments soared 18 per cent to $44.2 billion at the end of November 2019 compared to the entire 2018, mainly on the back of large inflows into the infrastructure sector, according to global professional services organisation EY.

Prashant Mehra, Partner at leading consultancy Grant Thornton India LLP, said PE investments would have been more than $31 billion in 2019.
"We think we will end the year (2019) at $48-50 billion of PE/VC investments, which is around 1.7-1.8 per cent of GDP. This is in line with Chinese and OECD country norms, and so it appears that PE/ VC industry has come of age in India.

"Going forward, we expect PE/ VC investments to grow at may be 15-20 per cent in calendar year 2020," Vivek Soni, Partner and National Leader, Private Equity Services, EY (India) said.

Experts opined that various government initiatives, improvement in ease of doing business as well as investment structures like Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are helping in attracting new class of investors.

Mehra said PE fund raising would continue to show an encouraging trend and termed domestic economic slowdown a temporary factor.
"The macro-economic factors seem positive and the larger objective of continued long-term potential coupled with weak global cues would retain investor interest in India Inc," he noted.
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