Tuesday, October 13, 2009

PE firms seek mega deals in education, healthcare

Although private equity (PE) firms remain optimistic on investment opportunities in sectors such as education and healthcare, the deal scenario does not show an encouraging trend.

Data from VCCEdge, VCCircle’s financial research unit, shows divergent trends in these two sectors in the first nine months of 2009.

Across nine deals in each sector this year, PE investments in education tripled to $108 million (Rs503.2 crore) in January to September against $35 million in 2008, but healthcare suffered a steep fall.

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