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Issue Date - 02/02/2012
PE investments up 24% in 2011

Private Equity (PE) firms invested $10,117 million over 441 deals in India during the 12 months ending December 2011, compared to $8,187 million across 362 deals during the previous year. These figures, which include VC (venture capital) investments and exclude PE investments in real estate, take the total investments by PE firms over the past five years to about $47 billion across 2,062 transactions.

IT still the hot favourite

With 137 investments worth about $1,752 million, Information Technology and IT-Enabled Services (ITES) companies topped in terms of both investment value and volume during 2011. The Energy industry absorbed $1,651 million across 43 deals, while Manufacturing attracted $1,598 across 37 transactions. Engineering & Construction companies and Food & Beverages companies also attracted special investor attention during 2011.


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