The private-equity (PE) industry is undergoing very interesting times. India continues to see high levels of PE interest and investments across sectors. But attractive and sizeable deals are tough to come by and intensely competed for. Given the nature of the deals and the size of the equity shares, driving the strategic and operating agenda of portfolio companies is also complex.
The key priority for most firms is to continue to build a network and pipeline of potential investment opportunities. Diligences also have unique challenges in India given the lack of data in several areas and the relatively limited financial information. And then, the challenge of being able to influence the trajectory of the portfolio company! Today, PE firms face the following important questions:
How can we align our fund strategy with the investment opportunities in India – sector, size, type of deal, stake?
What are the more attractive and emergent opportunities in India?
How can we navigate our portfolio companies through the next few years?
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BCG's PE team is part of the global Corporate Development practice, which consists of more than 130 partners and 500 trained professionals with significant experience at all BCG levels worldwide. Our core PE team works closely with experts from the functional and industry practice areas. In addition, our corporate-finance task force and ValueScience™ provide comprehensive support for our PE clients.