‘PE investments into domestic cos fall to $6.72 bn in June quarter’
   Date :12-Jul-2022

PE investments 
Business Bureau
Private equity investments into domestic companies fell 17 per cent to USD 6.72 billion on an annual basis in the June quarter, according to a report.
During the same period, the number of Private Equity (PE) deals also declined 15 per cent to 344 compared to the year-ago period.
In the year-ago period, the deal value stood at USD 8.13 billion. The deal value declined by 25.1 per cent in the three months ended June compared to the 2022 March quarter when it stood at USD 8.97 billion, deal tracker Refinitiv, a London Stock Exchange group entity, said on Monday.
The steep quarterly decline in the deal value was due to a 40 per cent fall in money flows to the startups space. Refinitiv said that PE investments declined 17.3 per cent to USD 6.72 billion in the June quarter from the year-ago period when the country attracted USD 8.13 billion. This was after a strong start in the first quarter.
However, the total PE investments in the first six months of the year stood at USD 15.7 billion, which is a growth of 25.9 per cent growth compared to the year-ago period. It also said that technology space continued to receive majority of investments, accounting for 73.2 per cent or USD 6.53 billion so far in this year.
There is also substantial capital waiting to be deployed as India-based funds raised USD 7 billion so far this year, which is more than double of the year-ago period, Refinitiv said.