After private equity (PE) investments crossed the $8 bn mark last year, January saw $431 mn worth of investments across 25 deals. This was 5% down from the $454 mn worth of investments across 24 deals in the same month last year, according to data compiled by Four-S Services. The average deal size, however, rose from $18.9 mn to $21.6 mn in the same period. Infrastructure topped the investment chart accounting for 47% of investments, with a deal value of $202.8 mn, benefiting from the largest deal of the month. Energy continues to remain one of the key investment themes for PE players. IT/ITeS occupied the second slot with $79.5 mn (18%) worth of investments across six deals. Mint, in association with Four-S Services, presents a snapshot of the private equity landscape. The charts cover PE activity for January, and till date this year.
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