18 Sep 2014

Swiss investment firm Partners Group's India exposure may cross $1B this year


Switzerland-based global private markets investment management firm Partners Group is likely to see its India exposure touch the $1 billion mark by the year-end, a senior executive from the company said.

Partners Group is looking at two deals in India currently, one each in the financial services and education space.

“We ideally like to invest $150-$250 million every year across two deals,” says Christoph Rubeli, co-CEO at Partners Group.

“We are seeing initial positive signs on infrastructure and we may re-look the sector soon,” Rubeli said.

Partners Group has invested $800 million in India to date out of which $300 million was in 2013 alone. It recently set up its India office in Mumbai and named Cyrus Driver as head of the unit.

The firm is also spending time on finding deals in the healthcare space. “Valuations are currently the biggest challenge in healthcare,” says Cyrus Driver, head of India at Partners Group. The firm would look at buying out the operating shareholders stake in the healthcare companies. Read More..

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