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Deal Street In Slow Motion

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ear 2009 has been a tough one for the Indian private equity industry with fund inflows slowing down due to the global recession. Investors turned cautious on new investments.
Many of the exits that were planned for 2008-09 had to be postponed, putting further pressure on fresh investments. 

Overall, investments plunged 63.25 per cent to $4.41 billion against $12 billion in 2008, according to Delhi-based research firm VCCEdge. The number of announced deals dropped 43.22 per cent to 285. Exits via initial public offerings all but dried up. 2010, investors feel, will be a better year but the tough times are far from over.




(This story was published in Businessworld Issue Dated 11-01-2010)

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