PE Funds Inject $1.1 Bn Into Logistics And Warehousing In 2 Yrs

Q1 2019 saw nearly USD 200 mn invested into Logistics & Warehousing in cities like Bengaluru, Chennai and Pune Over USD 1.1 bn invested in logistics and warehousing sectors from Q1 2017 – Q1 2019; zero investments in 2015 & 2016 Southern cities of Bangalore, Chennai & Hyderabad see maximum inflows, followed by Mumbai & […]

PE Inflows In Indian Retail Double To $1.2 bn In 2 Years

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital From USD 600 mn from 2015-2016, private equity inflows in retail jumped to over USD 1.2 bn between 2017 and 2018 Of total USD 1.84 bn inflows in retail in last 4 yrs (2015-2018), Tier 2 & 3 cities attracted nearly 48% funds (of USD 880 mn) against USD 960 mn in Tier 1 cities Top favoured Tier […]

Entity-Level PE Inflows In Indian Realty Up 17% In Last 2 Years

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital Previously, private equity (PE) funds focused on Indian real estate were content with investments at the project level. Now, investors’ preference is now gradually tilting towards entity-level investments. Data trends from ANAROCK’s recent report Private Equity in Indian Real Estate indicate that the share of entity-level investments is on […]

Singapore Private Equity into Indian Real Estate Triples in Last 2 Years

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital Singapore funds, over 2 years, comprise 41% share of total PE inflows into Indian real estate at USD 3.5 bn (against USD 1.15 bn in 2015 and 2016 combined) The US and Canada-based PE investors come next with a collective contribution of USD 3.8 bn PE funds […]

PE Inflows In Residential At 4-Year Low, Commercial At 4-Year High – ANAROCK Report

Total private equity inflows in residential at USD 266 mn in 2018 – an 82% decline since 2015 Commercial real estate drew the lion’s share with USD 2.8 bn PE funds Average deal size increased by over 170% in 4 years – from USD 47 mn in 2015 to USD 128 mn in 2018 Overall […]

What ROI Can One Expect From REITs?

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital About 50% of India’s total office stock is REITable – up from 30% in 2 years Projected 5-year returns on commercial assets is 14% REITs could further percolate down to other asset classes like retail and logistics The listing of India’s first REIT by Blackstone-backed Embassy Group has been […]

RBI’s Move To Increase Credit Flow To NFBCs And HFCs

With the RBI’s move to increase credit flow to NFBCs and HFCs, the RBI has now made a proactive attempt to boost credit flows to NBFCs and it is a positive move per se. Banks are already grappling with the problem of NPA, and have consciously reduced their exposure towards real estate. The current IL&FS […]

REITs – Serving Small Bites of the Large Real Estate Pie

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital India is waiting with bated breath for the first listings on its home-grown Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). In fact, the first listing will happen within a couple months. REITs are good news for investors who have a small appetite – as small as Rs 2 lakh – and […]

Distressed Real Estate – Invest or Avoid?

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital The aftershocks of multiple disruptive policy reforms and structural changes continue to ripple through the Indian real estate sector. While its visible transformation from unorganized to organized and opacity to transparency are indubitably positive, we cannot help but count the fatalities of this process. Many real estate […]

Indian Real Estate’s IPO Revival

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital A decade ago (in 2007-08), prior to the global financial crisis hitting D-street, the Indian initial public offerings (IPO) market gave a stellar show with overall ₹41,300 crore funds raised, making India the 5th largest market in volume and 7th largest in value terms. Then the capital […]