Welcome to our quarterly impact equity investment reports which track private equity transaction activity forimpact investing in India. Through these reports, our intention is to help share knowledge and be a helpfulresource for private equity investors and impact businesses seeking to expand their operations and impacton the BoP in India. Our previous report provided insights on the trends we had observed as active day-to-dayparticipants in this market through the first quarter of 2014, and this report continues with the same focus onimpact investment activity in the second quarter of 2014.\nExecutive Summary\nIn Q1 2014, impact investments were a vital contributor to \ntransaction volume, comprising 31% of the volume of overall private \nequity and venture capital transactions in India. In Q2 2014, this \nnumber dipped with 19 impact equity investment deals, 21% of total \nreported deal volume, but still equaling the number of 19 impact deals \nin Q2 2014 .\nSome of the key trends in impact equity investing in Q2 2014 included:\nA continuing trend of most investments in seed and early-stage \nimpact businesses was observed, reflecting the youth of this sector;BFSI sector got back on the top with 5 transactions in Q2 2014 \nequaling their record in Q2 2013. The financial services sector picked \nup with 4 deals in Q2 2014 from 1 deal in Q2 2013, and was still among \nthe leaders.Weakening in the Renewable Energy sector with 2 transactions closed in Q2 2014 compared to 4 in Q2 2013.Strong growth in IT & ITES sector with 3 deals in Q2 2014 compared to none in Q2 2013.This quarter saw a downward turn in the number of impact investors \nin the from 14 (Q2 2013) to 11(Q2 2014), but an upsurge from mainstream \nIndia-dedicated investors from 2 (Q2 2013) to 6 (Q2 2014);Some recent exits like Aavishkar’s first fund getting a full exit \nfrom Milk Mantra, have attracted an even greater investment interest in \nthe impact investing sector from non impact investors.We remain positive on impact equity investments this year, and third\n quarter should see increased investments in the wake of a new \ngovernment, perceived to be more corporate and investment friendly. The \nnew budget proves government’s support to investors and entrepreneurs\nAccess the full report here: India Impact Equity Investment Report Q2 2014
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