An elusive private equity opportunity

Private equity could play an important role in India's fast-growing financial services market, if only the government would allow it more room.

An elusive private equity opportunity

If the Indian economy grows at more than 8% a year during the next decade, the domestic financial services industry will have to grow three times faster. India has a healthy savings rate of 37%, but has to find ways to aggregate and channel the resulting pools of capital into those businesses that can use them most productively. The country's targeted investment rate of 40% also assumes substantial foreign investment inflows.

These challenges present a tremendous opportunity for those who...

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