PE value spikes 42% in H1 to $5.4b on Bharti-Qatar deal: Report

Notwithstanding a 9 percent dip in volume, private equity investments jumped a hefty 42 percent to USD 5.4 billion across 197 deals during the first half of 2013 aided by the USD 1.2-billion Bharti Airtel deal, according to an EY India (formerly Ernst & Young) report.