MUMBAI, IN

Private equity (PE) investors are confident of a revival in the investment cycle and expect the PE industry to contribute to the growth of the Indian economy on a larger scale than earlier. Over the next 10 years, deals both in size and nature will increasingly turn closer to those in some developed countries with a potential to reach $40 billion USD in 2025 in India.

According to PwC’s report PE in India 2025 -A 40-bn-USD decade beckons? the next investment cycle will represent a more mature phase of investing in the country. The PE industry is also expected to consolidate with perhaps 70 to 80 significant players. While venture and growth opportunities will continue apace, the industry believes that buyouts will be the biggest investment theme over the next decade as India Inc deleverages and exits non core businesses.