(PRWEB) June 23, 2012
Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC, reports that a new quarterly study of private equity and venture capital investment activity in India, including further analysis by industry, region and stage of development shows while quarterly PE investments decreased 24 percent in the number of deals, the dollar value jumped 57 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.
Big4.com notes that to the first-ever MoneyTree™ India Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd (PwC), based on data provided by Venture Intelligence also shows that Private Equity (PE) firms in that country invested US$1.8 billion in 91 deals in the first quarter of 2012.
The Healthcare & Life Sciences sector saw notable growth in PE investing during the first quarter, experiencing a seven-fold increase in dollars and a 27 percent increase in number of deals over the prior quarter, with $530 million going into 14 deals.
Raman Chitkara, global technology industry leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP commented:
“PE investors continue to be enthusiastic about prospects of India’s future growth; however, the investment activity will likely remain volatile given an uncertain global environment,” he said. “India’s fast-growing market is a key opportunity for PE. As the pursuit of innovation and venture investing becomes more global, India will increasingly attract greater attention from PE investors.”
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