PE investments into India fell steeply by 65% during the June quarter to Rs.145,000 crore. Even, the number of deals fell by 9% to 161 in the said period. The Internet, computer services, software and financial services continued to attract the bulk of the PE flows, accounting for nearly 70% of all the PE flows but were down by 70%.

In the previous four quarters, these investments have been in the range of $3.5 billion to $4 billion on a consistent basis. This is an indicator of the extent of risk money that PE investors are willing to commit to India. Most PE investors are going slow on committing fresh money even as franchises like Jio Platforms continue to be receive heavy PE funding.