New Delhi: With the global venture capital industry showing signs of recovery, investment levels into India are expected to increase the most compared to others in the Asia-Pacific region over next three years, says a survey by Deloitte.
According to Deloitte’s 2009 Global Venture Capital Survey, India and China are two countries that are expected to gain the most in terms of economic stature, with as many as 43% respondents expecting to increase their investments into the country over the next three years.
“... most respondents were of the opinion that the investment levels in India are expected to increase the most as opposed to other Asia-Pacific regions,” the survey said.
In Asia (excluding India) half of the respondents believe their investment levels to increase, while 43% expects to step-up inflows into India over next three years.
Interestingly, as many as nine out of 10 US VCs are also increasing or maintaining their investments in Asia and India and about the same number of respondents from Asia Pacific have similar plans, the survey added.
“In India, too, VC funding has fallen nearly 25% on account of global slowdown, but there are visible signs of recovery. There may have been a dip in number of deals however the quality of deals has improved. Considering this, the market sentiment is expected to pick up sooner than expected,” Deloitte India Senior director Kalpana Jain said.