Private Equity firms invested about $3,620 million across 144 deals during the quarter ended March 2016, according to early data from Venture Intelligence, a research service focused on private company financials, transactions and their valuations.

The investment amount was 24% higher than that invested in the same period last year ($2,922 million across 191 transactions) and 9% higher than the immediate previous quarter ($3,326 million across 152 transactions). There were as many as 12 PE investments worth $100 million or more during Q1’16 compared to seven such transactions in the same period last year and ten during the immediate previous quarter, the Venture Intelligence analysis showed. The largest investment during Q1’16 was the estimated $350 million (INR 2,345 Cr) buyout of the commercial lending business of GE Capital in India by Aion Capital Partners in association with former GE Capital executives Pramod Bhasin and Anil Chawla.

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