Practice Areas

Private Equity

The parable of the loaves and fishes

India, before the economic boom, thrived on various companies set up by families and run by these families for generations. The economic boom witnessed these companies being funded by domestic as well as foreign capital and needless to say our investment practice whether in the form of equity or debt and both in private companies and public enterprises, has walked along with this growth.

We have had an opportunity, since inception, to represent both investors and target companies across various sectors, for funding at all levels, whether seed, mezzanine or matured funding, allowing our lawyers to, in turn, mature up and understand the pulse of each transaction as a whole. We have, as counsel to investors or to target companies, over time handled a wide gamut of transactions, each having their own set of distinctive characteristics. This has helped our Private Equity team to draw on its experiences and assess each and every transaction in its entirety and at its every stratum.

Our lawyers visualise each investment as blend of interests where no one party must suffer it all or gain it all and the Firm prides itself as an expert which works towards making this amalgamation of interests beneficial for both parties involved. As a Firm, our motto has always been to achieve results for the transaction and it is for this reason that the Firm, for each transaction, aims at understanding the purpose of the investment, the complexities of the transaction and the goals and objectives of the investor on one hand and the company on the other and thereafter assisting the client involved in achieving an alignment of objectives with the counter-party.

Our services in this area of practice includes conceptualising and structuring the investment, conducting legal due diligence of the Company and sometimes (when representing the Company) conducting a housekeeping diligence for the Company, participating in negotiations from the term sheet stage till closing, preparing, reviewing, negotiating and finalising various transaction documents like Share Subscription Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Shareholders Agreement and other documents required by the parties including ancillary commercial documentation advising clients on regulatory aspects and compliances both pre and post investment.

We have been accredited by various rating agencies as one of the most active legal advisors in the private equity space with more than 220 private equity transactions to our name.