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PE investment in real estate up 22% at Rs 28,000 crore in Jan-Sept

Posted on Nov 03, 2016
NEW DELHI: Private equity (PE) investments in the real estate sector increased by 22 per cent to Rs 28,300 crore in the first nine months of this year with investors' rising interest in the office and retail assets, says property consultant Cushman & Wakefield.

In its latest report on Private Equity investments in Real Estate (PERE), C&W said that "the year to date (till September 30) inflows in 2016 increased 22 per cent to Rs 28,300 crore billion (USD 4.24 billion), up from Rs 23,200 (USD 3.6 billion) recorded during the same period last year".

Of the total PE inflow, housing sector garnered maximum at Rs 15,040 crore -- a slight drop from Rs 15,539 crore in the year-ago period.

PE investment in office segment stood at Rs 6,182 crore in the first three quarters of the 2016 calendar year as against Rs 4,091 crore in the year-ago period.

"Owing to the continued interest in pre-leased office assets, the YTD 2016 investments in the commercial office assets have already surpassed the total investment received during the calendar year 2015," C&W said. Office segment received Rs 6,025 crore in the entire last year.

Moreover, with a few large deals for office portfolios in active discussion and deal closure stages, the fourth quarter of 2016 is expected to record the highest annual investments made in the asset class.

Similarly, retail segment got Rs 3,800 crore investment in January-September against Rs 1,020 crore in the corresponding period of last year. In mixed use segment, the PE inflows were Rs 2,866 crore in the first three quarters of 2016 from Rs 325 crore in the same period last year.

According to the report, PE investments in July-September quarter stood at about Rs 9,200 crore (USD 1.4 billion), down from Rs 11,591.3 crore in the year ago period. Housing segment contributed over 73 per cent (Rs 6,675 crore/USD 1 billion) of the total PE investment during the third quarter.

C&W India MD Anshul Jain said: "There has been a steady shift in ownership of assets, especially office, from being privately held to institutionally held, moving in line with the global trend. This will further assist the Indian market to attract more and more investment in the sector."

"It also opens door to the successful implementation of REITs in India. Given that investible assets are fewer, we may see a moderate slowdown in investment in office assets in 2017, albeit end of 2016 still looking strong and promising," he added.

Even while residential assets continued to attract the highest volume, it would continue to be dogged with challenges of end user purchases, which has led to a generic decline in the number of launches in the segment, the consultant said.

"Retail which saw a rise in interest from investors should also be seen with some caution as the investments have been made in fully leased successfully operating assets," he said.

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Private Equity Investments Decline 53% In September Quarter

Posted on Oct 25, 2016
New Delhi: Private equity investments declined 53 per cent to touch $2.5 billion during July-September this year – the lowest in the last nine quarters, largely owing to absence of big ticket deals, says a report. According to advisory firm Grant Thornton India LLP, there were 241 PE transactions worth $2,538 million in the September quarter this y ...
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PE investment in real estate may touch 2008 peak

Posted on Sep 27, 2016
Year 2016 is proving to be a bumper one for real estate and is expected to record the highest level of private equity investment in the sector since 2008. Based on the current pace of investments, Indian real estate is estimated to close the year with an inflow of Rs 43,600 crore through PE transactions.More than half of this total - over Rs 24,500 ...
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Kotak Realty Fund invests Rs 155 cr in Chennai residential project

Posted on Sep 20, 2016
BENGALURU: Private equity fund Kotak Realty Fund has invested Rs 155 crore in a residential project of a Chennai-based builder Alliance Infrastructure Projects. The transaction marks one of the largest residential deals in Chennai in the last one year.Vikas Chimakurthy, Senior Executive Director, Kotak Realty Fund, said, "The money will be used to ...
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PE inflows into office space surge on reforms

Posted on Aug 24, 2016
MUMBAI: Renewed confidence among institutional investors has pushed private equity flows into commercial real estate in the first half of 2016 even beyond the cumulative investments witnessed during the whole of last year. Office realty has received over Rs 3,256 crore investments from private equity funds during January to June against Rs 3,229 cr ...
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Private equity funds signal optimism for the real estate sector

Posted on Jul 26, 2016
Does the spate of private equity (PE) investments in the real estate sector over the past few quarters signal better times after the prolonged downturn?Data collated by Venture Intelligence shows that 15 out of the 16 PE deals worth nearly $569 million struck with realty firms were focused on residential projects in the metros. Although the value i ...
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PE players' investments in realty fall in value terms

Posted on Jul 15, 2016
With private equity funds getting more selective in their investment approach, coupled with the absence of large platform deals, there is a decline in their investment in the real estate sector in value terms. PE real estate firms made 16 investments amounting to $579 million (Rs 3,890 crore) during the quarter-ended June 2016.The volume of investm ...
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Private equity investment in real estate at Rs 1,000 cr in Jan-May

Posted on Jul 13, 2016
New Delhi: Indian retail real estate sector is back in action as it turned attractive for global investors thanks to economic and political stability, liberalization of the FDI policy and improvement in the consumer sentiment.As a result, private equity (PE) investment in this segment reached $149 million in the first five months of this year. This ...
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PE investments in India’s real estate decline 42% in first half of 2016

Posted on Jul 06, 2016
Private equity (PE) investments in Indian real estate dropped 42% in the six months ended 30 June from a year earlier, as the supply of quality new projects dried up because of a persistent slowdown in home sales.PE funds invested about $954 million in real estate projects from January to June this year, compared to $1.66 billion in the same period ...
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Fundraising Chill: India Private Equity Deals Drop 36% In The First Five Months

Posted on Jun 20, 2016
Last year's private equity boom appears to have tapered off dramatically in the first five months of this year, with May clocking as the slowest month, both in terms of deal value and the number of deals.According to data by VCCEdge, PE activity in terms of deal value in the first five months this year added up to $6.2 billion (Rs 414 billion), or ...
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Private equity deals dry up, investments in India ease to 3-year low

Posted on Jun 20, 2016
New Delhi: Private equity (PE) space turned off-colour in May as PE investments slid to a three-year low due to absence of sizeable amounts, says a report.According to Grant Thornton, the global advisory, tax and assurance firm, there were 71 PE deals worth of $518 million clinched in May while it was 68 transactions worth $1,248 million in the sam ...
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Private equity investments in realty rise 40 per cent to Rs 3,840 crore in March quarter

Posted on May 27, 2016
NEW DELHI: Home sales in the top Indian cities may not be growing at a brisk pace but private equity investments in real estate rose 40% year-on-year in the quarter to March at Rs 3,840 crore. Of this, 48% orRs 1,870 crore went into the residential segment, according to a report by property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield.The retail real estate ...
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Commercial realty witnesses rising interest from private equity funds

Posted on May 21, 2016
BENGALURU/MUMBAI:The commercial real estate sector is witnessing increased interest from private equity funds , with several large institutions focusing on completed and leased commercial assets for investment.In 2015, private equity real estate firms deployed more than $5 billion in Indian real estate companies and projects — the highest since the ...
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Private equity investments hit all-time high in 2015

Posted on May 18, 2016
Mumbai: Private equity investors made the highest number of exits in five years in 2015 and fresh investments into India hit an all-time high during the year, according to Bain and Co.s India Private Equity Report 2016.This year, too, exits could remain strong but the pace of investments is likely to reduce as transactions, particularly in the con ...
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Private Equity Inflow In Realty Rises 40% In March Quarter: Property Consultant

Posted on May 10, 2016
New Delhi: Private equity (PE) investment in the real estate sector rose 40 per cent to Rs 3,840 crore in the first quarter this year as developers raised funds to meet construction costs and refinance loans, according to a report by property consultant Cushman & Wakefield.PE investment in the realty sector stood at Rs 2,750 crore in the Januar ...
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HDFC to raise new Rs 5,000 crore fund to make long term investments in mass housing

Posted on Jan 14, 2016
NEW DELHI: HDFC Capital Advisors, a new arm of India's largest mortgage lender HDFC, is raising a Rs 5,000 crore fund that will make long-term equity investments in middle-income housing projects across the country. In a first, the fund will have a 12-year tenure, suggesting a possible return of confidence in Indian real estate among overseas inves ...
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PE funds set to extend investment spree in real estate

Posted on Jan 06, 2016
If the real estate slowdown persists in 2016, developers will need more capital as operating cash flows will remain weak. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/MintPrivate equity (PE) investors are expected to infuse more money into Indias real estate market in a sign of their continuing confidence in the long-term viability of a sector that has struggled for ...
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Private equity deals rise by 100% in volume in July

Posted on Aug 17, 2015
Mumbai: July witnessed heightened activity in private equity (PE) deals, with deal volume seeing a growth of 100%, as compared with last July, according to Grant Thornton Indias deal tracker report.July was also the best month so far this year in terms of deal value, with PE and venture capital (VC) funds investing $2.15 billion across 110 deals, ...
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Private equity, property investors put Greek investment sprees on ice

Posted on Aug 06, 2015
Global buyout houses and property speculators are stalling investment raids on Greece, spooked by the possibility that bargains could be snared for fractions of today's prices if the country quits the euro.Two years ago, private equity firms like Blackstone and KKR were beating a path to Greece, seduced by depressed stock and property values and a ...
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Indiabulls to launch PE funds to tap opportunities in realty space

Posted on Jul 14, 2015
Indiabulls Asset Management Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of private housing finance company Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IBHFL), is set to launch a series of private equity funds to tap the investment opportunity in the Indian real estate space. Close on the heels of its recently launched first fund—Indiabulls Real Estate Fund (IREF), a Rs.500 crore pu ...
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