J Sagar Associates (JSA) advised German shipping and logistics provider Dachser in acquiring 50 per cent shares of Dachser India from its local joint venture partner the AFL Group which was advised by AZB & Partners.

JSA Bombay M&A partner Sandeep Mehta, senior associate Arup Pereira and associates Punita Gupta and Adil Ladha acted for Dachser. AZB Mumbai partner Abhijit Joshi, senior associate Anand Shah and associate Navroz Vakil acted for the AFL Group.

This deal was part of a larger transaction by which Dascher acquired AFL's stake in a separate JV in Thailand and majority stake in another venture in Bangladesh, according to VC Circle.

Amarchand Mangaldas together with Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune advised Sumitomo Corporation Japan, with Amarchand also advising SMAS Auto Leasing India on acquiring the auto leasing business of New Delhi-based Carzonrent, which was advised by Kochhar & Co. The acquisition was for Rs 200 crore, as reported by the Times of India.

Amarchand Delhi partner Puja Sondhi, principal associate Ramanuj Gopalan, senior associate Sushrut Biswal and associate Vasudha Sharma acted for Sumitomo and SMAS. Kochhar Delhi partner Niti Paul, senior associate Maureen Z Ralte and associate Akshit Kapoor acted for Carzonrent. [Correction: The first published story had the wrong first name for Kapoor. The error is regretted.]

SMAS, a Japanese automobile joint venture, enters the Indian market through this deal, reported Mint.

AZB & Partners advised dialysis service provider DaVita Healthcare Partners in buying 49 per cent stake in Express Clinics which was advised by Economic Laws Practice (ELP).

AZB Mumbai partner Alka Nalavadi and senior associates Percis Anklesaria, Vijay Manjrekar and Arvind Ramesh acted for Davita.

ELP Mumbai partner Sujjain Talwar, associate partner Vinayak Burman, senior associate Archana Khosla and associate Amoolya Narayan acted for Express and its existing shareholders Somerset and Lotus Management.

DaVita had entered the Indian subcontinent in 2011, acquiring a strategic stake in NEA backed NephroLife Care according to Deal Curry.

J Sagar Associates advised Bay Capital Investment Managers and the promoters of Sterling Holiday Resorts India on selling Sterling for Rs 870 crore to the Prem Watsa-backed Thomas Cook India, which was advised by AZB & Partners.

JSA Mumbai partners Sandeep Mehta and Rajesh Pal and senior associate Malav Shah acted for Bay Capital and Sterling’s promoters. AZB partner Ashwin Ramanathan, senior associate Bhavi Sanghvi and associate Rinki Ganguli acted for Thomas Cook.

This is Thomas Cook India's second purchase after Ikya Human Solutions in February 2013 and marks its foray into the hospitality sector, reported the TOI.

Amarchand Mangaldas maintained its top spot in intelligence provider mergermarket’s M&A league rankings this quarter.

J Sagar Associates (JSA) advised Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs in the sale of its 73 per cent stake in City View Bangalore Properties to a joint venture floated by Blackstone and realty player Embassy Group. Blackstone and Embassy were advised by Amarchand Mangaldas and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

JSA Bangalore partner Vivek K Chandy and senior associate Siddharth K Vedula acted for Goldman Sachs.Amarchand Bangalore partner Reeba Chacko and senior associate Kota Chandan acted for Blackstone and Embassy.

Goldmans exited the JV through the deal after several failed attempts since 2012, reported the ET. The remaining stake in it is held by Westcourt and Century Real Estate Holdings.

Desai & Diwanji partner Siddharth Mody acted for Aster DM Healthcare, which invested Rs 41 crore ($6.8m) in Sri Sainatha MultiSpeciality Hospital, which owns and manages the Prime brand of hospitals in Hyderabad.

Chennai-based VNS Legal partner Shiva Shankar acted for Sri Sainath.

The Desai & Diwanji team also included senior associate Ashraf Lala, and associates Rumma Panchmatia and Ankesh Jain.

J Sagar Associates (JSA) acted for Swiss lock maker Kaba Holding on increasing its investment in its Indian joint venture with Dorset to 74 per cent.

Luthra & Luthra partner Bobby Chandhoke advised the Indian shareholders in the JV, Dorset, while JSA partners Upendra Nath Sharma & Pallavi Puri with associates Shantanu Jindel and Pranav Gadi acted for Kaba.

The additional acquisition of 25 per cent by Kaba was structured as a preferential alotment and also included three additional business acquisitions by the Swiss company via a slump sale, as reported by VCCircle.

InoxKhaitan & Co Delhi has advised cinema giant and long-standing client Inox on its Rs 182 crore complete acquisition of Satyam Cineplexes, which drafted in Luthra & Luthra.

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