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Why are private equity firms striking VC-type deals?

01 May, 2017

A number of private equity firms have, of late, sealed small-ticket deals, which were the preserve of venture capital firms until a few years ago. While many PE firms have made mid- to late-stage bets on companies, some have also dabbled in early-stage VC type of deals.

So, are the lines between PE and VC investors blurring? Yes, said executives at top investment firms during the News Corp VCCircle Limited Partners Summit, held in Mumbai in March. The panellists also discussed how limited partners view such a strategy and whether the trend will continue in coming years. Watch the discussion to know more.

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Why are private equity firms striking VC-type deals?

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