Indian private equity in robust health

The Indian market has been unchanged by the liquidity crisis say 68 per cent of global private equity firms, a recent Deloitte survey has said. It also shows that the private equity market in India has widely withstood the impact of the credit crisis and paints a picture of a buoyant private equity market.


The Indian market has been unchanged by the liquidity crisis say 68 per cent of global private equity firms, a recent Deloitte survey has said. It also shows that the private equity market in India has widely withstood the impact of the credit crisis and paints a picture of a buoyant private equity market.

The Indian market has been unchanged by the liquidity crisis say 68 per cent of global private equity firms, a recent Deloitte survey has said. It also shows that the private equity market in India has widely withstood the impact of the credit crisis and paints a picture of a buoyant private equity market.

“India is still very much a growth economy and there is massive enthusiasm for it and interest in it from global private equity firms,” said Sandeep Gill, managing director of Deloitte India.

He added: “But with the credit crunch, company growth expectations need to be reigned in. There is a discrepancy between entrepreneurs and their growth expectations for their companies and the reality of the situation. This means deals are taking longer to close.”

On the whole, with low leverage growth capital deals totalling 85 per cent of all transactions, the private equity market appears to be in good health.

“There’s a lot of activity in the SME space with investments around the $20 million (£11.1 million) to $50 million (£27.9 million) mark,” said Gill.

Marc Barber

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Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.

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