Friday, March 28, 2008

Kotak raises $440 Mn. for PE buys

Kotak Investment Advisory ltd. has raised $440 Mn. in its PE fund, taking the corpus to $1.4 Bn. It will continue it's focus on small & medium enterprises with a sweet spot in the range of $10-$30 Mn.
C. Jayaram, head of KIAL says the India story is so strong that it has percolated even the scandinavian countries. Another $250 Mn. will be raised from oversees investors by september.
KIAL is organised under two heads. Real Estate & PE. The PE group has two other funds, a $160-million fund that invests across sectors and a $68-million fund focused only on biotech. With the closure of the third fund, KIAL now has approximately equal amounts in both groups. It intends to launch a third group focussed only on investments in the core infrastructure sector with a corpus of $1 billion.

reports ET

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