PRIVATE equity and venture capital (PE/VC) inflows started 2020 on a strong note as the month of January recorded investments worth USD 2.5 billion up 34 per cent over the year-ago period, a report said on Tuesday. According to the IVCA-EY monthly PE/VC roundup, PE/VC investments in January 2020 (USD 2.5 billion) were 34 per cent higher than the value recorded in January 2019 (USD 1.9 billion) and 41 per cent lower compared to December 2019 (USD 4.3 billion). In terms of number of PE/VC investments January 2020 was at par with January 2019.
“After a record setting 2019, PE/VC investments in 2020 are off to a good start with investments worth USD 2.5 billion recorded in January 2020. Infrastructure sector continues to play a big role in this growth, accounting for 36 per cent of all PE/VC investments during the month,” said Vivek Soni, Partner and National Leader - Private Equity Services, EY. Credit investments are also a fast-emerging asset class for PE/VC as investors.