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The Fourth Wheel 2016: Dominant role of the PE industry

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Post 2007-08 global economic downturn, India's economic parameters are on an uptrend with GDP picking up pace on the back of number of economic and political factors and structural reforms promoted by Centre over the last few years.

On the back of the positive investment sentiment in the country, the PE investments consistently increased, hence increase in PE to GDP ratio from a low of 0.3 per cent in 2009 to 0.7 per cent in 2015 clearly suggesting the dominant role PE industry is playing in the growth of the Indian economy.

However, compared to the PE to GDP ratios of the developed markets, which are greater than 1 percent, the ratio for India is currently much lower. Also, India's experience of high PE to GDP level of 1.5 percent in 2007 indicates that there is still lot of scope for PE investments scaling up in India.

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