Investments by private equity and venture capital funds in September fell by more than half to $ 4.8 billion from $ 10.9 billion in August, but higher than the $ 4.3 billion recorded in during the period last year, according to a report Thursday. On a quarterly basis, investments during the July-September period increased by 3.4 times to reach $ 25.3 billion, with a sharp rebound in buyout investments and start-up investments accounting for 39% of investments, according to the report by consulting firm EY and industry lobby IVCA. .

“In our view, we could see PE / VC’s investments and outflows in 2021 to exceed $ 70 billion and $ 50 billion, respectively,” said Vivek Soni, partner at EY.

Meanwhile, his rival Grant Thornton Bharat also presented his Transaction Tracking Report, which suggested there were 597 deals worth $ 30 billion in the September 2021 quarter, the initial public offerings. (IPO) bringing the number to $ 5 billion.

“(The year) 2021 has seen greater resilience, a digital insurgency and inventions driving business activity over the past few months. The year has seen growth every quarter and we expect the trend will continue over the next few quarters, ”said partner Shanthi Vijetha.

The EY and IVCA report said pure play investments in PE and VC, which exclude investments in real estate and infrastructure, recorded the highest quarterly value on record at $ 23 billion, 2 , 4 times the $ 9.7 billion recorded during the period last year. and 63% more than the $ 14.1 billion recorded in the June 2021 quarter.

PIPE’s investments (private investments in public capital) recorded $ 1.3 billion out of 23 deals in the current quarter, compared to $ 1.8 billion out of 18 deals in the period last year, and $ 619 million USD on 18 transactions in the June 2021 quarter.

Credit investment was $ 1 billion in the September 2021 quarter, up from $ 1.1 billion a year earlier and $ 355 million in the previous quarter.

The September quarter saw outflows worth $ 11.3 billion, 15 times the value recorded in the period of the previous year and 35% less than the previous quarter.

PE and VC outflows hit an all-time high of $ 33.4 billion in the first nine months of 2021, mostly due to large strategic exits, he said.

The quarter saw $ 3.4 billion in fundraising, compared to $ 2.8 million raised a year ago and $ 1 billion raised in the previous quarter of June 2021.