Private equity (PE) investment in Indian real estate rose 27 per cent to $1.79 billion in the first six months of the current fiscal mainly driven by domestic funds, according to property consultant Anarock.
PE inflows stood at $1.41 billion in the year-ago period.
According to the data, the office segment attracted nearly 33 per cent of total PE inflows at $591 million. The industrial and logistics sector saw significant investments of about $537 million in the first half of FY’22, comprising a 30 per cent overall share.
The residential sector saw investments to the tune of $394 million, which is 22 per cent of the total PE funds. Data centres, land and mixed-use developments attracted the remaining 15 per cent of the overall PE inflows, comprising 5 per cent each.
“Displaying continued confidence in the Indian real estate sector, private equity funds pumped about $1,790 million into the sector in the first half of the FY 2022,” Anarock Capital said in its ‘Flux Market Monitor for Capital Flows in Indian Real Estate’.
This is a 27 per cent growth over the corresponding period in FY 2021, when inflows were approx $1,410 million, it added.
“The average ticket size for the PE deals in the current period declined by 32 per cent – from $114 million in H1 of FY21 to $78 million in H1 of FY ’22,” said Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – Anarock Capital.
“Notably, investors this time preferred single city deals in contrast to multi-city deals. As seen, the share of multi-city deals reduced from 77 per cent to 42 per cent in H1 of FY’22. Further, the top 10 deals in H1 FY22 contributed an approx 81 per cent of the total PE investments in the country,” Agarwal said.
In comparison with H1 FY21, structured debt and equity witnessed considerable growth in H1 FY22, at 25 per cent and 28 per cent, respectively. Structured debt went primarily towards project-level assets.
(With inputs from PTI)