Overall private equity and venture capital deal-making did slide early on during the lockdown but quickly stabilized thanks to a pick-up in .. Read more seed-stage funding of startups and big-ticket PE transactions. The total deal value is pegged at $35 billion in the first 10 months of the year and the overall tally may well match, if not top, last yearâ€™s record. Private equity investment outside of Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail has slid, but stats collated by VCCEdge suggest that the long-term slide in PE deal volumes may have bottomed out. On the other side, while VCs are yet to loosen the purse strings, seed-stage investors are opening up after the blip. Private investors including angels, VCs and PE firms are back to sewing a new deal every eight hours, just a tad slower than the peak when a deal was struck every six hours!. This augurs well for private investments as investors set course for the next wave of growth capital funding and buyout firms find a bigger window of opportunity, especially for distressed and special situations deals. While several LPs participated in direct big-ticket deals, they also backed a few local GPs.
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