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22-02-2024

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Investing In India's Infrastructure KKR Bold Move

KKR & Co: A Major Boost to India’s Infrastructure

Did you know that KKR & Co is gearing up to funnel a significant chunk of its whopping $6.4 billion Asia-Pacific fund into India's infrastructure? That’s right!

A Strategic Focus on Roads, Highways, and Renewables

With a keen eye on roads, highways, and renewables, KKR is poised to make waves in the Indian market. Hardik Shah, Partner at KKR & Co, highlighted their strategic focus on India, emphasizing their track record of investing $3 billion in the Indian infrastructure sector alone. He also emphasized the immense potential India holds for global investors, projecting it to be a key player in the Asian investment landscape.

Why is India a Prime Investment Spot?

But why India? According to Henry H McVey, KKR's Head of Global Macro and Asset Allocation, India is set to be a powerhouse of growth, contributing significantly to global incremental growth in the coming years. With a reform-minded approach and a burgeoning economy, India presents a compelling case for investment. KKR's commitment to doubling its asset management business globally underscores their confidence in India's infrastructure and climate sectors.

Global Investors Eyeing India

Other global giants like Blackstone Inc and Temasek are also doubling down on India, recognizing its potential across various sectors. KKR’s recent foray into India's roads and highways sector is a testament to the country’s infrastructure potential. With investments in projects like the Highway Infrastructure Trust, KKR is tapping into India's infrastructure boom, leveraging innovations like FASTags for streamlined operations.

Expanding into Renewable Energy

And it's not just roads! KKR is also eyeing India's renewable energy sector, partnering with industry leaders like the Vedanta Group to drive the transition to clean energy. With initiatives like Virescent Infrastructure and investments in Hero Future Energies, KKR is paving the way for a sustainable future.

The Future Looks Bright

With India's market maturing and policies becoming more investor-friendly, KKR sees a wealth of opportunities on the horizon. As Hardik Shah rightly puts it, "There's more certainty in government policies, leading to investors' confidence." So, if you're looking to be part of India's infrastructure growth story, keep a close eye on KKR's strategic moves. The future of India's infrastructure has never looked brighter, and KKR is at the forefront, ready to make history.

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