Staying ahead of change: Investing in disruptive tech in India and Southeast Asia

26 April 2018

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Mergermarket is pleased to present Staying ahead of change: Investing in disruptive tech in India and Southeast Asia, published in association with Kroll.
 
Tech opportunities in India and Southeast Asia are capturing private investors’ interests as regional and international funds turn to these emerging markets to tap into demographic and growth advantages. Already, private equity and venture capital investors have completed 170 tech deals valued at US$2.6bn in Q1 2018, continuing momentum from 2017 and setting the scene for another big year.
 
In which segments of the tech industry are these investors finding deal opportunities? And what are the seen and unseen risks they face as they race to source tech deals ahead of competitors?
 
In this issue, we discuss these trends and others, including ground-level insights from Kroll Managing Directors Reshmi Khurana and Cem Ozturk on the hidden risks and how private investors can mitigate their exposure in India and Southeast Asia.
 
Additional key highlights include:
  • Deal sourcing disruptive tech: Ecommerce, fintech, tech in healthcare, and artificial intelligence hold tremendous potential for their cross-sector applications and disruption to current markets.
  • Top target countries: India accounted for more than half of all private tech investment since 2015 and 71% of total deals, following by Singapore (33% of value and 10% of total deals).
  • Risk mitigation strategies: A close examination of sector, country and political risks that can impact investment success and how investigative due diligence can uncover potential liabilities.