Private Equity/Venture Capital

Our Expertise

We began our journey as a law firm focused primarily on best-in-class private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) work! While we have since added several other practice areas of excellence to our armoury, our top-of-the-line work on PE/VC investments and exits continues to be one of the key engines of our growth.

Our highly regarded PE/VC practice has provided counsel to some of the more complex and market-defining transactions in India and Asia. We provide end-to-end transactional support through the various stages of a transaction starting with drafting of the term sheet, structuring of the investment, conducting legal due diligence, negotiating deal terms, documentation, and closing, and through to exits at a later stage.

We regularly advise reputable global and Indian private equity and venture capital funds and family offices with respect to their Indian investments. We also have a proven track record of acting as the lead counsel in global, multi-jurisdictional transactions in collaboration with law firms in such jurisdictions. In addition, we regularly represent Indian companies that are seeking to raise funds from private equity and venture capital funds.

We have rich experience advising on transactions in most of the industry sectors, including certain cutting-edge and niche sectors such as cryptocurrency, payment systems, P2P lending platforms, blockchain-based SaaS businesses, e-commerce, and consumer businesses, amongst others.

Our Indicative Experience

Represented Zephyr Peacock and Omidyar Network in connection with their USD 7.5 million investment in Swarna Pragati Housing Microfinance Private Limited, a company engaged in the provision of micro-housing finance particularly to economically weaker sections and low income groups in rural and semi-urban areas.

Represented Verlinvest, DSG Consumer Partners, and Saama Capital in connection with multiple primary and secondary rounds of investment aggregating toUSD 50 million in Veeba Food Services Private Limited, a company engaged in the manufacture of sauces, dips and dressing.

Represented NewQuest Capital Partners in connection with their investment in Ujjivan Financial Services Private Limited, a leading micro finance company in India, as part of its pre-IPO USD 100 million funding round.

Represented Star Fertility Private Limited, which is engaged in rendering infertility medical treatments and intrauterine insemination and related fertility services, in connection with the USD 27 million acquisition of a majority stake by Verlinvest.

Represented Verlinvest, Mousse Partners, Saama Capital, and certain other investors in connection with their USD 68 million secondary purchase of shares through multiple rounds in Sula Vineyards Private Limited, a company engaged in the manufacture of wines.

Represented Verlinvest in connection with its investment in Manash Lifestyles Private Limited, which operates an online beauty retailer Purplle, in a series of transactions with an aggregate value of USD 85 million.

Represented Accion Labs, a US headquartered digital-focused software product engineering company, and its investor Basil Technology Partners on the strategic growth investment from TA Associates involving complex, multi-jurisdictional restructuring.

Acted as the lead global legal counsel to Capital Square Partners in connection with its significant majority investment in Bits In Glass, a Canada headquartered technology firm in the digital transformation space having global operations in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and India.

Represented a consortium comprising of The Carlyle Group and Advent International in connection with their USD 1.5 billion bid for Patni Computer Systems, a listed company (in India and the US) engaged in the IT/BPO space.

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