Real estate records highest PE investment in five years: ANAROCK

Real Estate

The Indian real-estate sector has recorded the highest-ever private equity (PE) investments since FY2016 despite COVID-induced disruptions.
According to ANAROCK Capital’s Flux – FY20-21 Market Monitor for Capital Flows, over $6.27 billion was invested in the sector in FY21 as against $5.8 billion in FY20, an increase of 19 per cent in one year. Unlike earlier, PE investors in FY21 focused mainly on portfolio deals across multiple cities and assets rather than on specific projects or cities. Such portfolio deals constituted 73 per cent of the overall share, with nearly $4,583 million invested via portfolio deals in multiple cities.

Even as the COVID -19 pandemic adversely affected several industry sectors in FY21, the PE funds pumped into the