These charts show that India is still a favoured destination for private equity capital

PE exits in 2016 touched $9.6 billion, while overall PE deal value stood at about $16.8 billion, according to Bain & Company

Published: Mar 31, 2017

The financial markets generate a lot of number on a per second basis. There are people who have made it a profession to convert this information into trends, buy-sell signals, charts and pivot tables. Over the last 18 years of financial journalism, I have realised that every number has a story to tell. And these numbers as a trend normally never lie. I am forever looking for these trends.

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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:

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