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India Media Fund to raise $150m

The India Media Fund, set up about three months ago to accelerate investments in the Indian media and entertainment sector, is planning to list on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) to raise close to $150 million. […]

BCCL buys 21% stake in LLIS

Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL) has acquired a stake close to 17% in Bangalore-based Leisure & Lifestyle Information Services (LLIS), constituting both equity and convertibles. […]

SEBI to facilitate quick registration of venture capital funds

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will respond to applications for registration of venture capital funds (VCFs) or foreign venture capital investors (FVCI) within 21 days, the market regulator said in directions issued to investors.

SEBI said applications … […]

BTS picks up 17-20 pct stake in Indian co for 200 mln rupees – report

BTS has picked up a 17-20 pct stake in Indian auto component manufacturer Reliable Autotech Private Ltd for 200 mln rupees, marking its first investment in India, reported the Economic Times. The report cited BTS Investment Advisors partner K Srinivas … […]

Global funds elude Indian realty

Though international institutional real estate investors have made a beeline to invest in domestic realty, the actual fund flow remains just 10-15% of commitments so far.

J P Morgan, Sun Apollo, Citigroup, Blackstone, Starwood and Trikona Capital are among the … […]

Global PE funds set to hit the road with $1.5 b kitty

Global private equity funds are set to drive on Indian roads. At least half a dozen PE firms, including Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and few Gulf-based funds are keen on making a foray into the domestic road sector. Experts say funds worth $1-1.5 billion may be invested in the next 6-8 months. This would be the first time PE investments of such magnitude would flow into the sector. […]