India had a strong year in private equity in 2013. Private equity investments increased 11% in terms of deal value from USD 9.49 billion in 2012 to USD 10.5 billion in 2013, reports Financial Express. The size of the individual transactions was larger compared to the previous year too. The median deal amount was a notch higher at USD 4.5 million from the USD 4 million in 2012.
The average deal value increased by a third from USD 16 million to USD 21 million. But big ticket deals (>USD 100 million) accounted for only 3%. Fundraising totaled USD 3.3 billion, with LPs committing USD 2.8 billion of capital across 33 India dedicated funds. M&A increased too. Big- ticket deals (USD 100 million+) accounted for 80% of the total disclosed M&A deal value in 2013. (Image source: skyscraptercity.com)