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In 2016, the value of private equity exits—which signal investor confidence—touched $9.6 billion, up 2 percent from $9.4 billion in 2015, according to the American global management consulting firm Bain & Company’s India Private Equity Report 2017.
Total private equity deal value in India in 2016 was about $16.8 billion, the second highest in the last nine years.
The health care and manufacturing sectors saw the highest exit activity and accounted for 40 percent of the total exit value. On the other hand, IT, telecom and banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) accounted for 50 percent of un-exited deal value from the investment period 2008-2012. PE funds aim to adopt a wait-and-see policy for these deals in 2017 and in the meantime, plan to continue working on their portfolios.
These charts prove that the Indian market private equity market is growing: