Perspectives

 
  • Foreign PE funds must get extra return to mitigate Re slide

    June 4, 2012

    The sharp fall in rupee against the US dollar has prompted many foreign private equity funds to up their return expectations in rupee terms for new investments in India.

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    2011: PE deals aggregate over $11 bn

    January 24, 2012; Mint

    The year 2011 saw 427 private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) deals worth $11.19 billion, compared with investments worth $7.96 billion across 328 deals in 2010.

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    In defense of PIPEs

    November 23, 2011; Global AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forums

    India fund managers see investments in public equities as part of a flexible strategy that is essential to success in the country.

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    Group plans big push for 62 unlisted firms

    October 6, 2011; Financial Chronicle, Hyderabad

    The $83.5 billion auto-tosteel Tata group has embarked on a unique stratagem to help a slew of unlisted companies grow to a size where they can be taken public. The plan involves roping in private equity and taking assistance of experienced Tata hands that now occupy non-executive positions at larger flagships.

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