The sum of equity invested amounted to $17.3 billion in 2019 from 616 deals.
The sum of equity invested amounted to $17.3 billion in 2019 from 616 deals, a 61 per cent rise over the previous calendar year, the Refinitiv data shows. Among sectors, the internet and computer software space saw the highest equity invested ($9 billion), followed by utilities ($2.2 billion) and financial services ($2.1 billion).
Thirty seven private equity
firms raised $7.9 billion in 2019, up 47 per cent over the previous year. Top investments include Brookfield Infrastructure Fund's $1.8 billion investment in Pipeline Infrastructure and Carlyle Group's $735 million investment in SBI Life Insurance.