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Tax plan for VCs sets off confusion

The finance minister's proposal to differentially tax venture funds will surely create inequality among funds that are sector-specific.

Chidambaram proposes to allow venture funds that invest in sunrise sectors like IT, biotechnology, nano-technology, and research on new chemical entities to … [...]

AMP fund sets India target

AMP Capital Investors, the fund management unit of Australia's biggest life insurer, may raise as much as US$500 million (HK$3.9 billion) to invest in Asian power and port projects, with more than half destined for India.

AMP Capital may raise … [...]

Private Equity Sets the Pace for Investment in Indian Media

BUSINESS WIRE — Private equity investors are edging out media companies in the race to invest in the Indian media market, according to research from the media advisory firm, Heernet ventures. Over the last 15 months, groups such as 3i, … [...]

Emerging Markets Private Equity Funds Raise Over US$33 Billion in 2006

162 private equity funds focused on investing in the emerging markets of Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa raised US$33.2 billion in capital commitments in 2006, reports the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). This represents … [...]