Data & Intelligence
India Data Insights (Mid-Year 2020)
EMPEA Members can log in to receive exclusive access to the full detailed report (PDF) and underlying data (Excel).
Bolstered by VC, India-focused fundraising remained on pace with previous years
In spite of the hurdles imposed by India’s widespread shutdown in response to COVID-19, India-focused funds raised USD2.5b in 1H 2020, on par with the USD2.3b raised in 1H 2019. Private equity funds saw a marked decrease, but private credit funds raised USD407m, including the launch of a USD300m credit platform co-sponsored by CDPQ and Piramal Fund Management, indicating continued interest in India’s debt markets despite a temporary suspension in bankruptcy enforcement and ongoing difficulties for the country’s NBFCs. VC strategies captured USD1.8b in commitments, led by a USD525m final close for Sequoia India Venture Fund VII and a USD825m final close for Sequoia India Growth Fund III. The latter is Sequoia India’s first dedicated late-stage venture fund since 2008, evidence that seasoned investors continues to see ample opportunities in India.
Renuka Ramnath | Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited
Brian Lim | Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets, Pantheon Ventures
David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group
Dr. Andrew Kuper | Founder and CEO, LeapFrog Investments
Torbjorn Caesar | Senior Partner, Actis
Drew Guff | Managing Director & Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company