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Private equity investment in India in February 2010 grew more than 33% as compared to the same period last year. Deal value was $455 million in the second month of 2010 as against $346 million in February 2009. Deal volume, was virtually unchanged with 26 deals recorded in February 2010, one more than the 25 deals witnessed in February 2009.
There was a certain degree of momentum that had been witnessed in the second half of 2009 with $2.8 billion worth of deals as compared to $2 billion in the first half. This continued on a month on month basis in 2010 with deal value in February 2010, 10% higher than that in January 2010, but substantially lower than December 2009.