Global investors go local for Indian distressed assets

Number of domestic companies set up to invest in bad loans doubles in two years


After two years of trying and failing to strike deals in India’s $150 billion market for distressed assets, global investors are taking the plunge and setting up domestic operations in the hope of turning their luck.

Names such as Bain Capital and Apollo Global Management are choosing to set up so-called asset reconstruction companies (ARCs), or investing in existing locally domiciled managers or funds. This, they hope, will send the right message to regulators, companies and Indian banks

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