Banking tops PE charts in August

Banking tops PE charts in August

The year 2011 has so far seen private equity investments valued at $7.57 billion across 274 deals, a 25% jump over investments valued at $6.07 billion in the same period (Jan-Aug) last year. The average deal size increased from $31.1 million to $33.1 million. August aggregated investments valued at $522.4 million across 35 deals, compared with $1.29 billion across 31 deals in the same period last year. The banking, financial services and insurance sector topped the investment charts, accounting for 40% of the investments, with a deal value of $209.3 million.

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Infrastructure, including power, followed with $102.3 million worth of investments (20%), while the retail sector came in third with an 11% share. Mint, in association with Four-S Services, presents a snapshot of the private equity landscape in India. The charts cover PE activity for the last month, and till date this year

Graphics by Ahmed Raza Khan/Mint