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Private equity deals pick up pace in 2014

09 Nov 2014

Private equity deals in India continue to see increased traction, with average monthly investments of $1 billion witnessed so far this year, led by information technology enabled services, infrastructure management and financial services sectors. With still two months to go, aggregate PE investments in 2014 till date stand at $9.87 billion, just a shade away from the $10.5 billion invested in entire calendar year 2013.

$250b power push on the cards

06 Nov 2014

The power revolution could be on the way. The government, which has promised to provide electricity to 1.25 billion people by 2019, expects a $250 billion investment in the power sector in the next 4-5 years, including $100 billion in renewables by scaling up the solar power target five fold to one lakh mw.

Chinese companies eye India’s growing mobile Internet users

06 Nov 2014

Firms which are keen on testing Indian waters include Changyou.com, Alibaba’s online retail company Aliexpress and e-commerce firm JD.com

Ind AS & Derivative Accounting

05 Nov 2014

Ind AS & Derivative Accounting!

Companies Act will require lesser regulatory interventions, says Govt

01 Nov 2014

"It has incorporated new provisions that reflect globally accepted best corporate governance practices, and best regulatory frameworks,” Joseph said, while addressing members of the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) and Institute of Companies Secretaries of India (ICSI), Bangalore Chapter, on Friday.

Government eases FDI norms for real estate sector; MSP hikes kept at a 10-year low

30 Oct 2014

In keeping with the pace it has gathered recently in implementing pending reform proposals, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday sought to speed up its 100 smart cities project by easing the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy for the construction sector and sought to curb the subsidy bill by sticking to the recent practice of modest hikes in the benchmark prices of various crops.

SoftBank picks up stake in Snapdeal, Ola

28 Oct 2014

Japanese communications services firm SoftBank has picked up stakes in two Indian companies — Snapdeal and Ola — in a bid to ride the wave in the Internet services segment.

PE investments touch $3.1 bn in July-September quarter: Grant Thornton

27 Oct 2014

Private equity investment in the July-September quarter reached $3.1 billion, registering a growth of 47 per cent over the corresponding period last year driven by the Flipkart deal, says a report.

Season for private equity exits via IPOs

26 Oct 2014

The current fiscal might see the highest number of private equity exits through the IPO route in the past three years. While one private equity exit via IPO route has already taken place, there are at least six more private equity investors who might be able to exit their investments in fiscal 2015.

PE investments during January-September touch $8.4 billion: Report

26 Oct 2014

Private equity investments in the first nine months of this year has reached $8.4 billion as against $7.8 billion in the corresponding period a year ago, says a Grant Thornton report.