Sebi has a comprehensive framework in the form of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) Regulations to bring PEs and VCs, under its ambit of inspection and investigation, and said all these funds have to register with the regulator now. At present, PE and VC funds have the option not to register with Sebi. However, considerable confusion existed about the rules of AIFs, since Sebi did not specifically say if these rules applied only to India domiciled funds or also those based outside India.
Private equity firm Kedaara capital and Partners Group have teamed up to acquire the mortgage firm Au Housing Finance for Rs. 950 crore ($139 million). The deal will give Kedaara Capital a ready platform to launch its home finance business.