Private equity funds in India to tap junior-level talent to help them source and execute deals better. Meanwhile headhunters are paying between Rs 35 and Rs 80 lakh to the undergraduates and graduates from top Indian and global institutes, in the age group of 23-28. Industry experts believe that there has been a 50 per cent increase in demand for junior-level talent in the PE industry. Global private equity funds such as Blackstone, Carlyle, Warburg Pincus, TPG, General Atlantic, KKR and Bain among others have been adding talent at the junior levels recently. Their domestic peers such as Multiples Alternatives, ChrysCapital, IVFA, Kedaara, Everstone and ICICI Venture, too, have been picking up talent at the junior level.