Infrastructure continues to top charts

Infrastructure continues to top charts

2011 has so far seen $6.45 billion (around R28, 700 crore) worth of private equity (PE) investments in Indian companies across 206 deals, a rise of 60% over $4.03 billion invested across 159 deals in the year-ago period. The second quarter of calendar year 2011 accounted for $3.44 billion of PE investments over 118 deals, almost double the $1.81 billion invested across 81 deals in the corresponding period last year.

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The infrastructure sector (including power) topped the investment charts during the April-June quarter, accounting for 37.2% of total deals.

The manufacturing sector came second with a 16.4% share. Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) and real estate were the other sectors that got significant inflows. 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 quarter, and till date this year.

Graphic by Ahmed Raza Khan/Mint