India 2018: PE-VC investments touch $27b in Jan-Nov, surpass previous record

Pedestrians as seen in an alleyway in Jaipur, India. Photo: Annie Spratt/Unsplash

Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments from January to November 2018 touched $27 billion, surpassing the record high of $26.1 billion in 2017, according to a report by consulting firm EY. November 2018 recorded $1.6 billion in PE-VC investments, 33% lower compared to the corresponding same month of 2017, and 49% lower than October. The fall in deal value was primarily due to lack of large deals ($100 million-plus), shows EY’s Private Equity Monthly Deal Tracker.

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