In recent years, India has undoubtedly emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the GDP of India is expected to increase from 6.7% in 2018 to 7.3% in 2019. Earlier this year, India surpassed France to become the world's sixth-largest economy and is even expected to overtake Japan to become the world's third-biggest economy by 2030.
In a similar trend as last year, India continues to attract a large number of foreign investments this year as well with FDI inflows standing at $ 22Bn for the period of Apr ’18 -Sep ’18. Riding on the same positive outlook, Fundraising activities in Q3’ 18 has shown tremendous growth YOY with 17 funds raising a total of $1.89 billion, which is close to 2.7 times the overall amount raised in Q2’ 18. Investors remained active in raising the new funds for making more investments resulting in high-value dry powder available in the market. However, the next quarter is still expected to see a decent drop in investment activity considering the political factors in place including upcoming Indian state elections.