Private Equity players find huge opportunities in Indian Infrastructure sector

September 30, 2009 by
Filed under: Capital Markets, Transportation 

Newstron (Press Release) – Sep 30, 2009 – It seems like that large number of private equity companies are looking at Indian Infrastructure sector with immense potential as many are rushing in to raise funds for the sector reports Just Invested

According to Perqin, a global firm that tracks PE and alternative assets, Rs. 8,541 cores is in the process of being raised, out of which Rs. 6,800 is by India dedicated infrastructure funds.

The latest in the rage is Principal Europa, which is planning to raise around Rs. 4800 crores from foreign investors for investments in early-stage Greenfield infrastructure projects.

Others like Alcazar Capital India Fund, India Infrastructure Advantage Fund, Eredene Capital India Infrastructure Fund etc are also in the process of raising funds for the infrastructure sector.

India is an important destination for the Asia focused infrastructure funds like Babcock & Brown Asia Infrastructure Fund, JP Morgan Asian Infrastructure Fund, Challenger Mitsui Emerging Markets Infrastructure Fund etc. which are targeting other emerging markets in Asia as well.

According to a report by Goldman Sachs, India will require $1.7 trillion over the next decade for construction of roads, railways, generation of power and creation of irrigation facilities.

Prominent among financial institutions that have put in money in the infrastructure funds are ADB, IOB, Orix Capital Corporation, PNB, General Insurance Corporation, UBI, and other pension funds.

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