Several venture capital professionals, and founding members of leading VC firms, are setting up their own firms as investors look to back smaller funds, hoping their nimbler approach will deliver bigger returns.
Indian companies have been involved in deals worth a record $97.6 billion this year. Top banker JPMorgan Chase & Co. is predicting more offshore interest in the nation, particularly in technology, media and telecom.
India's $2.3 trillion equity market has surged in recent years, and is about to get a new endorsement from the nation's pension regulator. India's equity culture may also get a boost from a stewardship code to be rolled out for the country's fund managers to push for corporate-governance best practices.
Private equity exits in India grew to $15.7 billion in 2017, making it the best year for PE exits, according to Bain and Co. For a long time, Indian private equity was saddled with the constraint of low exits. That trend appears to have changed since 2017 marked the third year of strong exit momentum.
The value of private equity and venture capital investments in Indian companies during the quarter ended March 2018 declined to $3.7 billion across 133 deals, compared with $7.3 billion across 200 deals during the same quarter the previous year.
A growing number of private banks and financial services firms are taking advantage of a vibrant primary market in India to unlock value of their diversified subsidiaries.
Blackstone Group LP says it's found the formula for making money in India, which has become its top-performing market globally after the firm began focusing on bigger buyout deals.
India's backlog of infrastructure projects and institutional capability means it has more "shovel-ready" projects to fund than any other South Asian country, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's (AIIB) president said in an interview.
Equity issuance in India next year will outdo 2017's record as a slew of companies take advantage of a booming stock market to raise growth capital, according to a top arranger of share sales in the nation.
India's real estate sector will see inflow of institutional investment including from foreign players over the next five to ten years, said CBRE India and Southeast Asia Chairman Anshuman Magazine.