Indian Private Equity gathers highest pace, striking deals worth $14B in Jan-Sept 2015

New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): VCCEdge, the financial research platform of the VCCircle Network, India’s released its quarterly deal report for the September ended quarter 2015. The report focuses on statistical and analytical overview of deals in the private equity, merger & acquisition and public offerings space.

A leading online financial data and information services group, which is also a part of NASDAQ listed News Corp states that private equity inflow of $14.24 billion in the first 9 months of 2015 is 32% higher than the previous high of $10.74 billion seen during the first nine months of 2008. Compared to the $8.3 billion invested during the same period in 2014, the inflow so far in 2015 is up a staggering 72%.

The report quotes investments of at least $4.7 billion, spread across 342 deals in Q3 CY2015 alone. Big-ticket deals ($100 million and above) constituted 61% of the total private equity capital invested in Q3 CY2015.

M&A deals struck during the quarter were recorded at 233 deals worth $6.79 billion. Compared to Q3 CY2014, deal volume declined 9% while deal value increased by a healthy 31%.

More capital for the fastest growing startup ecosystem globally states angel and seed investments that have grown over 3 times, increasing from $30 million to $94 million between Q3 CY2014 and Q3 CY2015. Deal volume went up 2.16x to 166 deals from 77 deals during the same period.

Consumer Discretionary, Financials, Information Technology, Health Care and Utilities were the top five sectors to attract significant private equity capital during the quarter.

Online financial research platform VCCEdge has also mentioned about volume declining across domestic and cross border M&A deals, with inbound deals falling the highest (19%). M&A deal value on the other hand grew nearly 31%, the growth being driven by outbound deals, which grew over 4.8x between Q3 CY2014 and Q3 CY2015. India’s financial capital, Mumbai, continues to be a hotbed for M&A as well and private equity activity in the country, followed by Bengaluru and New Delhi. (ANI)

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