PE investments drop 65% to $1.45 billion in June quarter: Refinitiv data

There were no PE-backed exits or secondary sales in the June quarter
Private equity (PE) investments dropped 65 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year 2020, with equity sum slipping to $1.45 billion, the data from Refinitiv showed. Q2 also saw a decline of 9 per cent in the number of deals to 161. 

The internet-specific, computer software, and financial services segments saw the maximum investments during the period. However, the sum of equity invested in the internet-specific sector dropped 76 per cent YoY to $387 million. 

Computer software (46 per cent), as well as financial services (26 per cent) also witnessed a decline in the sum invested to $356 million and $267 million, respectively. 

Fundraising for Q2 stood at $149 million, as against $771 million in Q1 and $471 million in Q2 of 2019, reporting a fall of 81 per cent and 68.3 per cent, respectively.


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