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View: Private equity spies profit in India's distress. Private equity funds go talent shopping for portfolio companies. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service. Biz Listings New. Marketing Branding Marketing. NewsBuzz Features. Market Watch. Pinterest Reddit. The Indian government has helped create a conducive environment for the industry to grow.
These persistent efforts by various stakeholders have also helped India emerging as the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. There has been a significant increase in direct jobs due to an increasing pool of both fresh graduates and lateral recruits joining the startup wave with the creation of more than 1. Indirect job creation can be added to that. I have summarised below the two most important changes which could help realise this - the first relating to local investors and the second relating to foreign investors into AIFs.
The first relates to increasing the domestic pools of capital in the country. Just like domestic flows have begun to play an important role in capital markets alongside FPI flows, it is important to create an experienced base of domestic investors into AIFs. In India, domestic flows into AIFs have been hampered by a significantly higher long-term capital gains LTCG taxation on the sale of unlisted securities compared to listed securities.
The effective tax rates for certain classes of domestic investors is more than 2X the rate when they trade in the public markets. Most large and sophisticated economies in the world have the same rates applicable to the sale of unlisted and listed securities. We believe that applying consistent tax rates to investors when their AIFs sell their underlying unlisted portfolio company holdings when compared to the rates applicable when selling public market shares would allow more efficient and fair channelization of investments.
Another important contributor to increasing the domestic capital flows is through the participation of local pension funds and insurance industry, something commonly seen in other economies. The second relates to onshoring of offshore capital pools with significant second and third-order related benefits to the Indian economy. Most countries waive or commute GST on overseas funds pooled onshore as it ultimately leads to the government earning incremental revenues from local ecosystem employment in banking, consulting, finance and law firms.
Waiver or refund of GST on overseas funds pooled and managed locally as there are legitimate exports just being routed through a local entity used for pooling the funds would be a huge catalyst for growth. We hope that Budget will include these recommendations and the government will continue to provide its support to the industry. These two recommendations if implemented could be a game-changer. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this column are that of the writer. The facts and opinions expressed here do not reflect the views of www.
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Venture capital investments in the U. They also found, not surprisingly, that software and internet companies, particularly cloud software-as-a-service companies, dominated the venture investing field. The investment market, as noted in the third-quarter figures , is slowing somewhat, but the level is still at near-record highs. That report says fourth-quarter U. While possibly reflective of a slight slow down, startups are also waiting longer to raise angel and seed capital with the 75th percentile and median coming in at 5 years and 2.
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Digital media just had one of its toughest years ever , with thousands losing their jobs and once hot content companies shedding billions in value. Venture capitalists went from hot to cold on these companies after they failed to meet aggressive growth expectations. Some are waiting until the next big platform innovation to come along that will provide the next springboard for media like the iPhone did in But some investors still see pockets of opportunity in media. The streaming wars have kicked off as media giants try to compete with Netflix; big platform investments in audio present opportunities for content creators and advertisers; and more media companies are finding success charging for subscriptions.
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Although the total number of deals in Australia has fallen over the past couple of years, the average value has risen. We are seeing larger deal sizes across the board, a strong sign of the quality of venture-backed startups emerging from the local eco-system. At the same time, the number of early stage VC deals continues to slow, perhaps indicating that the structure of early investment in Australian starts is shifting from venture capital to alternative funding sources. Major Australian deals for included large and record funding of later stage rounds such as those for Canva, Culture Amp and Airwallex. Worldwide, VC investment continued to diversify into different industry types. Fintech remained one of the hottest areas of investment, in addition to autotech, biotech, mobility and logistics, and food delivery. At a technology level, artificial intelligence, automation, deeptech, and B2B solutions all received significant interest from VC investors. Despite some mixed results, the IPO market could see an uptick as companies look to exit in advance of the US Presidential election. The election is likely to drive some uncertainty — particularly in the second half of the year, as well as a potential increase in global political tensions," said Amada Price.
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Venture capital VC investment in the U. Five of the Top 10 global deals in Q4 came from the U. Deals crossed many different sectors and technology verticals, while the geographic diversity of VC investments continued to expand beyond Silicon Valley, with companies from New York, Seattle, Portland and Austin attracting large deals this quarter. Fintech is expected to continue to be one of the hottest areas for VC investment going forward, as startups provide banks with opportunities to expand their service offerings, while banks offer startups new growth opportunities. These types of models are expected to lead to a new rebundling around fintech capabilities. More focus on late stage deals, more scrutiny on IPOs During the quarter, VC investors focused on late stage deals and on companies with strong and well-proven business models. Trends to watch in the U.
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Vast amounts of capital resources available continued to drive growth in deal sizes and valuations across all stages.