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US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to invest Rs 750 crore in 2 realty projects in metros
Oct 03, 2014
US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co has made its entry in the country's real estate sector by finalising investments of Rs 750 crore
Private equity funds give Punjab realty sector a miss
Sep 26, 2014
Private Equity (PE) investments in Punjab's real estate projects were negligible as low returns on such projects and a decreased presence of organised players in the state were keeping equity funds away from the market
Lotus Greens to build 4 realty projects; eyes Rs 4,400cr sales
Sep 23, 2014
Real estate firm Lotus Greens Developers today said it will build four new projects in the national capital region with expected sales of Rs 4,400 crore over the next four years
Taxation, regulatory issues may trip REITs success: KPMG-IVCA
Sep 20, 2014
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) could be a game changer for the realty sector, but lack of clarity on taxation and regulatory aspects might act as roadblocks for attracting foreign investments in the commercial space
PE investment in real estate to cross Rs 12,000 crore
Aug 31, 2014
Private equity investment in real estate sector jumped over two-fold to Rs 4,100 crore in the first six months of 2014 and is likely to cross Rs 12,000 crore by end of the year
Delhi High Court ruling, budget sops to bring in PE funds to realty market
Aug 16, 2014
A Delhi High Court ruling on gains from compulsorily convertible debentures along with a slew of measures announced in the budget to spur the real estate sector are likely to encourage foreign private equity funds to invest in the country's real estate market,
India real estate funds look to raise $1 bn from overseas
Jul 29, 2014
Indian real estate-focused private equity (PE) funds are hoping to raise around $1 billion from overseas investors, two people familiar with the matter said. Last year, realty funds managed to mop up close to $370 million from international markets, data from VCCEdge shows. Among the key realty funds that are in the market for money include Red Fort Capital, ASK Group, HDFC Property Fund and JP Morgan, these people said.
Mumbai-based PE firm to invest Rs 100 crore in Casa Grande
May 21, 2014
CHENNAI: Mumbai-based private equity firm Avenue Venture Real Estate Fund proposes to invest up to Rs 100 crore in city-based developer Casa Grande.
Real estate sector: Investor money waiting at the gates
May 11, 2014
MUMBAI: The broader enthusiasm in the market has caught the real estate sector too, going by the slew of investments that are on the upswing.
Private equity investments in real estate sector up 28% in Q1
May 08, 2014
HYDERABAD: The real estate sector recorded Rs 2,800 crore in private equity investments during the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 28 per cent compared to the previous quarter and nearly 2.5 times the investment in Q1 2013, according to real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield.
Global PE funds more than doubled investments in Indian realty: C&W
May 08, 2014
BANGALORE: Global private equity funds more than doubled their investment in India's real estate sector in the quarter to March as they foresee an improvement in economy leading to stable long-term yields, according to a report by brokerage Cushman & Wakefield, PE funds invested Rs 2,800 crore in the country's commercial and residential real estate during the period, a 145% jump over the year-ago quarter, the report said.
Private equity players boost city's real estate market
Apr 22, 2014
PUNE: The unbridled influx of professionals and a local economy, which is relatively less affected by the economic downturn, has renewed interest of private equity players in the city's real estate sector.
Kolte-Patil, ASK Property acquire Pune land parcel for Rs 160 crore
Apr 02, 2014
MUMBAI: Pune-based Kolte-Patil DevelopersBSE 2.64 % and realty fund ASK Property Investment Advisors have jointly acquired a 30-acre land parcel at Kondhwa in Pune for around Rs 160 crore, top executives of the two firms said.
Investors must be prepared for delayed payments; premature exits could be difficult
Mar 19, 2014
MUMBAI: Since March 3, the BSE realty index has gained 14.2 per cent, compared with the Sensex's 3.95 per cent rise. Though real estate developers are reporting a slowdown in sales, in most centres, returns by real estate-linked non-convertible debentures (NCDs) are 18-22 per cent a year.
PE investments up by 13 per cent in realty sector for 2013
Mar 18, 2014
MUMBAI:Global real estate consultancy, Cushman & Wakefield’s latest report on private equity (PE) investments in real estate, revealed that total inflows from private equity funds in the real estate sector for 2013 was recorded at Rs 7,000 crores (USD 1.2 billion), an increase of 13 per cent as compared to 2012 (Rs 6,200 crores / USD 1.1 billion). Overall private equity investments across sectors in India have also increased by 11 per cent from USD 9.49 billion in 2012 to USD10.5 billion in 2013
Real estate NCDs: Good returns but with high risks
Mar 17, 2014
MUMBAI: Since March 3, the BSE realty index has gained 14.2 per cent, compared with the Sensex's 3.95 per cent rise. Though real estate developers are reporting a slowdown in sales, in most centres, returns by real estate-linked non-convertible debentures (NCDs) are 18-22 per cent a year.
JLL India's PE arm makes maiden real estate investment
Feb 27, 2014
DELHI: Segregated Funds Group, the real estate-focused risk capital arm of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) India, has invested Rs. 24 crore in a residential project in Bangalore, the first such transaction made by the global real estate services firm's India unit from its maiden private equity fund.
Private equity inflow in realty sector up 13 per cent to Rs 7000 crore: Report
Feb 25, 2014
DELHI: Private equity investment in the real estate sector increased by 13 per cent to Rs 7,000 crore last year on higher inflows in the residential segment, global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield said.
Bangalore real estate rings in new year with PE deals
Feb 19, 2014
BANGALORE: Just 45 days into the New Year and Bangalore is seen to be racing ahead in attracting private equity investments in the real estate sector. Many deals topping $10 million (above Rs 60 crore) have been concluded or are in advance stages of closing, said multiple industry sources.
Private equity firm MPC Synergy Real Estate to exit Anil Nanda's Akme Projects
Feb 05, 2014
BANGALORE | MUMBAI: Private equity firm MPC Synergy Real Estate is exiting its investments in Akme Projects, the real estate developing firm of Anil Nanda Group, two people with direct knowledge of the development said.
PE Blackstone, Panchshil Realty bid Rs 186 cr for Citi’s BKC property
Jan 10, 2014
MUMBAI: Pune-based Panchshil Realty and US-based private equity giant Blackstone have emerged front-runners for buying Citibank’s old headquarters at the Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai’s prime business district. They have jointly bid Rs 186 crore.
Indiareit raises Rs 1000 crore for domestic property fund
Jan 09, 2014
MUMBAI: Indiareit Fund Advisors, the real estate private equity arm of India's Piramal Enterprises, has raised Rs 1000 crore ($160.5 million) from investors within the country, the company said.
PE exits in real estate rose by 33% in 2013
Jan 09, 2014
CHENNAI: Private equity (PE) firms focused on the real estate sector made 24 exits during 2013 compared to a total of 18 exits announced during 2012. Ten of these exits with disclosed values harvested $421 million for the investors.
Piramal PE closes Rs 1,000-cr realty fund
Jan 09, 2014
MUMBAI: The Piramals-backed private equity fund, focused on realty sector, today said it has finished raising a Rs 1,000-crore fund and has already committed Rs 250 crore from the corpus in three projects.
Indiareit Fund Advisors pares down offshore fund corpus to half
Jan 02, 2014
MUMBAI: Indiareit Fund Advisors, the real estate-focussed private equity arm of Piramal Enterprises, has cut the corpus of its $500-million (around Rs 3,090 crore) offshore fund by half, citing the overall slowdown in the sector and tough regulations as reasons.

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