The first nine months of 2011 saw $8.97 billion (around R45,000 crore) of private equity (PE) investments in Indian companies across 306 deals;up 39% from $6.43 billion across 247 deals in the year-ago period. The third quarter accounted for $2.69 billion over 102 deals, down 18% from $3.29 billion across 118 deals in the previous quarter. The infrastructure sector (including power) topped the chart accounting for 49% of the investments in the third quarter, with a deal value of $1.33 billion.
The banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector came second with nine deals worth $346.4 million (13%). Manufacturing (9%) and media and entertainment, or M&E, (8%) were the other significant sectors. Mint, in association with Four-S Services, presents a snapshot of the PE landscape in India. The charts cover PE activity for the last quarter, and till date this year.
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