The capacity to aggregate high quality assets and raise capital is very useful not just for large conglomerates but also middle-tier businesses and an absolute must for aggregating middle-sized projects (20 to 200 crore rupees) in India to bridge the infrastructure funding gap that has been put in the range of 750 billion USD to 1.5 trillion USD depending on which estimate one looks at.
A lot of focus is on the funding required, however even more focus is required on what financial structures and investment vehicles are available in India to assist investors (both foreign and domestics) access the infrastructure opportunities.
To take the discussion one step forward it is important to look at what more needs to be done to create greater flow of funds into infrastructure in India. The Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) regulation in India has been a step in the right direction. Read More…
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