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11 April 2013
Corporate M&A

Fox Mandal advised US-based GAVIS Pharmaceuticals in its Rs 73.75 crore ($13.6m) brownfield investment in Bangalore-based pharma company Wintac, which was advised by J Sagar Associates (JSA).

18 March 2013
Corporate M&A

J Sagar Associates (JSA) and DLA Piper advised multinational certification services firm Bureau Veritas (BV), which will buy Indian and middle-eastern industrial-testing firm Sievert.

Sievert was advised by AZB & Partners Bangalore partner Srinath Dasari, senior associate Nanditha Gopal, and associate Veena Ganesh.

JSA Mumbai partner Sandeep Mehta with associates Aarti Iyer and Adil Ladha, and DLA Piper Middle East regional managing partner Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout, legal director Diwakar Agarwal and associate Zara Merali acted for BV which will likely complete the acquisition in May 2013, according to its press release.

Sievert reported revenue of $33m in 2012, according to BV, and is engaged in the testing, inspection and certification using non-destructive technique businesses in India and the Middle East.

28 February 2013
Corporate M&A

Pharma

Breaking: Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and DSK Legal advised old-client Strides Arcolab in the $1.6bn+ sale of its injectables subsidiary Agila Specialties to Nasdaq-listed generic drugs-maker Mylan Inc.

19 February 2013
Corporate M&A

AZB & Partners advised India-focused infrastructure fund Macquarie SBI in its Rs 206 crore ($40m) buy of 74 per cent equity in the GMR group’s road project GMR Jadcherla Expressways (GJEL). GMR was advised by Link Legal.

AZB & Partners Mumbai co-founding partner Bahram Vakil, with senior associate Qais Jamal, acted for Macquarie SBI, which expanded its road portfolio. Macquarie SBI had two years ago invested in GMR infrastructure’s airport subsidiary, as reported in Mint at the time.

Link Legal Delhi corporate partner Anand Srivastava and senior associate Milind Jha acted for the GMR group, which is operating the Farukhnagar-Jadcherla highway in Andhra Pradesh under a concession agreement signed with the National Highway Authority of India, according to a GMR press release.

14 February 2013
Corporate M&A

Khaitan & Co advised the British ITE group’s Cyprus-based subsidiary Airgate in its Rs 122 crore (£14m) buy of a 28.3 per cent stake in event management company Asian Business Exhibition and Conferences (ABEC), which was advised by AZB & Partners.

Khaitan & Co Delhi corporate partner Bharat Anand and direct tax executive director Daksha Baxi acted for Airgate, which bought the stake from Qatar’s investment bank Qinvest.

AZB & Partners Mumbai partner Shameek Chaudhuri acted for ABEC which runs 19 exhibitions across 11 vertical markets including construction, architecture, design, education, lifestyle, real estate, and oil & gas.

14 February 2013
Corporate M&A

IndusLaw’s Hyderabad office advised Kaizen Private Equity, which with German publishing giant Bertelsmann invested $4m (Rs 22 crore) in AuthorGen Technologies, that was advised by Dua Associates in Mumbai.

AuthorGen’s majority shareholder Educomp, which will become a minority shareholder after the sale, was represented by Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi partner Kalpataru Tripathy and senior associate Promode Murugavelu.

Dua Mumbai partner Vinod Joseph, senior associate Sugandha Kamal and associate Dhrupad Vaghani assisted AuthorGen and its founder Harman Singh.

IndusLaw Hyderabad partner Satya Sree Akella and associates Basava Rao and Kaustuv Banerjee acted for Kaizen.

AuthorGen is involved in providing online classes to teachers with its flagship product WizIQ, reported Mint.

13 February 2013
Corporate M&A

AZB & Partners advised business process outsourcing firm Genpact in its buy of India-based healthcare payer industry service provider Felix Software Solutions, which was advised by US attorney Cyrus Kashef.

AZB & Partners Delhi partner Vinati Kastia with senior associates Bharat Bahadur and Daksh Trivedi acted for Felix. Felix was bought by Genpact as part of its purchase of the US-based Jawood, which had sub-contracted Felix, according to the Financial Express.

The healthcare payer industry is seeing enormous growth due to regulatory changes, including creation of health insurance exchanges, and the development of alternative risk and payment models, stated a report in the Economic Times.

13 February 2013
Corporate M&A

Sino-Singaporean joint venture law firm Dacheng Wong Alliance’s India practice advised on Singaporean e-waste company Enviro-Hub Holdings' (EHH) Rs 110 crore ($20m) sale of its subsidiary to Indian IT company Cerebra Integrated Technologies.

Former Lexygen Singapore partner Yang Yen Thaw alongside fellow Dacheng India co-head and managing principal Aloysius Wee, and senior associate Richa Chaturvedi acted for the Bangalore-based Cerebra, which bought EHH's wholly-owned Singaporean subsidiary Cimelia Resource Recovery.

Consultancy firm Grant Thornton India advised on the financial aspects of the deal. Yang Yen Thaw said no Indian firms acted on the deal.

With this deal Cerebra would become one of the first global Indian multinational companies in the area of electronics and electrical equipment (WEEE) waste, an industry estimated at around $20 billion currently, according to Business Standard.

11 February 2013
Corporate M&A

AZB & Partners advised British travel major Thomas Cook’s erstwhile Indian subsidiary in buying a 74 per cent stake in upcoming Indian staffing company Ikya Human Capital Solutions for Rs 256 crore ($47.6m). Ikya was advised by Amarchand Mangaldas.

AZB & Partners Mumbai partner Ashwin Ramanathan with senior associates Nandish Vyas and Bhavi Sanghvi acted for Thomas Cook (India) and Canadian investment company Fairbridge Capital which had acquired the Indian subsidiary from the UK’s Thomas Cook PLC in May last year.

This, according to the Economic Times, was Fairbridge’s first acquisition after the Thomas Cook buy.

Amarchand Mangaldas Bangalore partner Reeba Chacko with principal associate Akshay Bhat acted for Ikya.

The deal marks the complete exit of venture capital fund India Equity Partners from Ikya, reported VCCircle. India Equity Partners had bought a 59 per cent stake in the Bangalore-based staffing firm since 2008.

25 January 2013
Corporate M&A

AZB & Partners advised the Dabur India promoters, the Burman Family, which picked up around Rs 50 crore ($9m) stake in DMI Finance, which was advised by start-up Amicus Advocates & Solicitors.

17 January 2013
Corporate M&A

Amarchand Mangaldas topped the 2012 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) India rankings released by data provider mergermarket, in terms of advising on the biggest value M&As in 2012. In terms of the total number of M&A deals advised on, Amarchand was runners up to third-time leader Desai & Diwanji.

16 January 2013
Corporate M&A

Khaitan & Co and Clifford Chance advised Chinese textile machinery manufacturing company Jiangsu Jinsheng in its CHF 500m or Rs 2,940 crore ($537m) buy of the textile components business of Swiss engineering company Oerlikon which was advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

20 December 2012
Corporate M&A

DSK Legal, with German law firm Luther LLP, advised Switzerland-based road construction equipment maker Ammann group in its Rs 280 crore ($51m) buy of 70 per cent equity in Gujarat’s Apollo group’s road-equipment business. Apollo was advised by Desai & Diwanji.

DSK Legal Mumbai partners Raksha Kothari and Nirav Shah with associates Karuna Thapa, Gaurav Mistry and Malabika Boruah, and Luther Frankfurt partner Jorg Sommer acted for Ammann which will form a 70:30 construction equipment joint venture (JV) with Apollo Earthmovers, according to DSK Legal.

Desai & Diwanji Mumbai partner Vihang Virkar with associate partner Aneesh Gupte acted for the Apollo Group.

The newly formed road-construction equipment JV – Apollo Construction Equipment (ACEL) - is valued at Rs 400 crore and Apollo group’s asphalt plants and the paver business will be transferred to ACEL on a slump sale basis, according to VC Circle.

13 December 2012
Corporate M&A

Amarchand Mangaldas, with Jones Day, advised healthcare BPO Apollo Health Street (AHSL) and its promoters in selling out for Rs 1000 crore ($184m) to US-headquartered BPO Sutherland Global Services (SGS). SGS was advised by S&R Associates and Latham & Watkins.

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai managing partner Cyril Shroff with Bangalore corporate partner Reeba Chacko, and Jones Day Ohio counsel Deepak Reddy acted for AHSL and its shareholders Apollo Hospitals, Maxwell, Eliza Holdings and Healthcare Investments.

Apollo Hospitals holds 40 per cent in AHSL and the rest of the shareholders are private equity investors. AHSL has 150 clients in India, according to Reuters.

S&R Associates Delhi partners Rajat Sethi and Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan, with associates Radhika Iyer, Dhruv Nath, Radhika Agrawal and Lakshmi Pradeep, and Latham & Watkins Silicon Valley partner Tony Richmond acted for SGS, which belongs to multinational conglomerate Sutherland group.

SGS is one of the largest independent BPOs in the world with over 30,000 employees globally, according to the DNA.

Sutherland outbid BPO Genpact to buy AHSL, reported The Hindu.

11 December 2012
Corporate M&A

chemistry Chennai-based start-up Vichar Partners has advised Sree Ramcides Chemicals on its Yen 1,495 million (Rs 98 crore) acquisition by Japanese company SDS Biotech KK, which was advised by Alliance Legal and Jones Day.

11 December 2012
Corporate M&A

PXV Law Partners advised its old client Aurora Integrated Systems and its promoters in selling out to Tata group’s Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) which was advised by AZB & Partners.

PXV Law Partners partners Deepto Roy and Pingal Khan with associate Namritha Joseph acted for the Bangalore-based Aurora which claims to be India’s leading system integrator offering field tested UAS technology. It started up in March 2011, backed by the Tata group.

AZB & Partners Bangalore partners Vivek Bajaj and Niyatha Srinivasa with associate Vydyanathan L acted for TASL which is the wholly owned aircraft and defense systems subsidiary of Tata Sons.

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