Private Equity (PE)

The Firm’s PE practice is highly sought-after. Our clients include several financial sponsors, investors, hedge funds, debt and mezzanine funds, selling shareholders, promoters, companies and management teams in connection with structuring and negotiating private equity investments. The Firm’s depth of experience includes advising clients on an array of PE deals ranging from privately held companies, publicly listed companies, minority investments, control deals, buyouts to distressed investments. Having worked on many marquee PE deals across varied sectors and industries, our lawyers have a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory issues involved in PE deals. The Firm’s partners are responsible for several innovations in PE transactions and advisory in India.

Private equity is a dynamic industry, and our practice grows and evolves to keep pace. Our vast experience gives us a deep understanding of evolving trends within the marketplace. We set ourselves apart by providing innovative, focused and efficient advice on several complex and structured private equity deals.

Nature of Work

We advise on PE deals at all stages of the investment life cycle – from initial investment to exit (including exit through public offerings). We provide a comprehensive legal service including:

  • Due diligence and structuring
  • Deal negotiation, documentation and execution
  • Acquisition finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Management equity / incentives

Post-acquisition, the Firm supports portfolio companies on legal issues that typically arise under private equity ownership and leveraged structures.

We guide and advise our clients on private equity exit transactions, including initial public offerings.

Fund Formation

Our team regularly assists clients on their fund formation activities and provide advice on regulatory matters connected to fund formation and operations. We address the legal, regulatory, and commercial challenges facing a diverse group of investment fund clients. Our on-the-ground experience allows us to help clients with customized and practical strategies. Our services include advising on:

  • Private fund formation
  • Co-investment and strategies
  • Investment management and regulatory counsel and support

Key Sectors

Our expertise extends to various industries, some of the sectors in which we operate include:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • E-commerce
  • Financial Institutions
  • Consumer Goods
  • Education
  • Logistics & packaging
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Automotive