PE investments in India down by 15% to USD 8.85 bn
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It, however, said factors like promoters getting more pragmatic, uptick in global environment and recent actions on the policy front like the relaxations in the foreign holding in some sectors, make it optimistic.
"Apart from investing activities, a number of PE firms will be focused on raising their next round of funds, and this will be an indicator of how the global investment community looks at India," it said.
On exits by investors, the report said 2012 saw USD 4.2 billion in value through 98 exits by funds as compared to previous year's USD 2.8 billion in 80 deals.
It, however, said the uptick in the stock markets following the reform measures and the announcement of the third round of quantitative easing by the US Federal Reserve gives a good exit opportunity for PE funds.