Private equity exits have touched an all-time high in 2015, according to a PWC report. Along with investments, 2015 remained a strong year for PE exits as well, the report said. The total PE exits from investments touched $8.6 billion or Rs 57,800 crore through 230 deals. “This is an all-time record, surpassing the exits worth 6.3 billion USD in 2010,” PwC said in the statement.
“The Indian Government’s focus on making it easier for foreign investors to do business in India will help from a perception standpoint and needs to be backed by real reform. India’s macros are looking good, with the current account and fiscal deficit at acceptable levels, a relatively stable rupee, inflation at below 5% and, most importantly, a declining interest rate regime. This should encourage private investment as demand picks up. We believe financial services, technology and healthcare continue to see sustained activity in 2016, while e-commerce fundraising may get challenging this year at least in the near term,” said Sanjeev Krishan, leader, Private Equity, PwC India.