PE, venture flows up 155% in May to $3 bn; Softbank-Paytm deal tops

Private Equity

Latest News – Monthly private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) investments have recorded a 10-year high, at $3.1 billion in May 2017, and have crossed the $2 billion mark for the third consecutive month in a year.

The Financial Services sector topped in the table on account of the $1.4 billion investment made by Softbank in Paytm. The transaction accounted for as much as 46 per cent of total deal value for the month.

According to EY data, the month recorded a 155 per cent increase in terms of value and 22 per cent in terms of volume over May 2016. Compared to the previous month, while the value remained at par, volume declined by 31 per cent. Till date, exits in 2017 total $3.9 billion, up 42 per cent in terms of value and 60 per cent in volume, compared to the same period last year.

There were five $100 million-plus deals aggregating to $2.3 billion, making up (Read more)

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