1. Dealtalk: Tough India IPO market drives deals

    When Ind-Barath Power Infra Ltd dropped plans for a $200 million IPO earlier this year, it not only thwarted the fundraising plans of its controlling shareholder, but blocked an exit route for a clutch of private equity investors.
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    1. A secondary sale should not be viewed as a forbidden option, as it sometimes is.
    2. Secondary transactions offer relatively high returns...As the industry matures, more and more PE-funded companies will come up for sale.
    3. In an exit environment driven by IPOs, such underperformers would indeed be hard to exit.
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