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The Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) Funding Scenario

Monthly - May 2022 (Global and India)

Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) Investments

Globally, for the month of May 2022, the total PE and VC investments reached US $39 billion - which is reported to be 14% lower than the total PE and VC investments raised in the month of April 2022, amounting to US $45 billion.  

In India, however, the decrease in the total PE and VC investments in the month of May, which amounted to US $5.3 billion, was 29% lower than the investments in the month of April, which valued at US $7.5 billion. 

[India]

The weekly Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) investments, however, seem to showcase a positive trend.

When compared to the total Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) investments recorded in the week of June 13th, which amounted to US $632 million, the week of June 20th witnessed a positive upward trend, with total Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) investments reaching US $953 million. 

India outgrew global peers in 2021 in terms of PE/VC deals

But how is the funding scenario shaping to be for India in 2022? 

On this note, 

Here are the Week’s Top 5 Funding Deals [India]

Week of June 20th 

‍(The deals have been presented in order of their ‘Deal Value’) 

‎India's Largest Funding Deal - Weekly 

Stashfin and LeadSquared - These were the two largest funding deals for the week of June 20th, 2022. 

 

1. Singapore-based neo banking platform ‘Stashfin’ raised US $270 million in a new funding round

 2. SaaS platform ‘LeadSquared’ enters the Unicorn club! 

With LeadSquared’s vision to make high-velocity sales execution software a reality for companies around the world, the platform raised an investment of US $153 million from WestBridge Capital in its series C round.

‎India's Largest Funding Deal of the Month - May 2022

Allen Education and Management Services Private Limited

In addition to Reliance and Viacom18, Bodhi Tree Systems has announced a US $600 million (over Rs 4,500 crore) investment in a strategic partnership with ALLEN Career Institute to build the country's biggest test preparation company.

Total Number of Funding Deals - India

The Total Number of Deals - Weekly 

The total number of funding deals that had been undertaken in the week of June 20th witnessed a decline when compared to the number of deals for the week of June 13th, dropping to 25 deals from a total of 33 deals respectively.

The Total Number of Deals - Monthly (May 22) 

Similarly, the month of May 2022 recorded 109 deals, which included about 14 large deals of value ≥ US $100 million, when compared to 117 deals in April 2022, indicating that the total number of deals in the month of May had witnessed a downward trend. 

 

We will come back again with more updates on Private Markets. 
Until then, Stay tuned! 

 

Sources: VCCircle; Live Mint; EY - Monthly PE/VC Round Up Report; Business Today; TechCrunch; Business Standard

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Kristal Private Markets

July 8, 2022

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