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The latest deals involving Indian companies and law firms.

15 September 2016
Corporate M&A

"Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Communications Ltd (R-Com) has signed a definitive agreement to merge its wireless business with smaller rival Aircel Ltd to create India’s third largest telecom operator by users,” reported Mint.

09 September 2016
Corporate M&A

India-based language service provider Mayflower Language Services has entered into a joint venture with Polish language services provider Summa Linguae, which will see both companies take 25% minority stakes in each other. to “generate cost and revenue synergies” and “expand their existing range of services in new language pairs” to “cater to clients with more complex needs and higher expectations”, according to a company press release.

02 September 2016
Finance

"Piramal Fund Management Pvt. Ltd will invest Rs 2,320 crore in Lodha Developers Pvt. Ltd’s signature World Towers project in central Mumbai, it what is probably the single largest debt financing deal in Indian real estate. A part of this money will be used to repay debt and the remaining will be used to complete construction of the project."

01 September 2016
Corporate M&A

"In what could be termed as the biggest news in the gaming industry this year, Delta Corp Ltd., India’s largest gaming and hospitality company announced its foray into the online gaming space in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges. In its note to the stock exchanges and shareholders, Delta Corp informed its intention to acquire 26% shares in Gauss Networks Pvt. Ltd., the holding company which owns and operates Adda52.com and is saide to be the market leader in the online poker space in India,” reported gaming industry law blog GLaws.

31 August 2016
Corporate M&A

"Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) on Wednesday announced the sale of its sports network TEN Sports to Sony Pictures Network (SPN) in an all cash deal for $385 million,” reported Mint.

25 August 2016
Corporate M&A

"Courier service provider Pigeon Express Pvt. Ltd is in advanced talks to acquire e-commerce focused logistics service provider GoJavas (Quickdel Logistics Pvt. Ltd), which suspended operations last week amid an organisational overhaul, in a cash and stock deal, said two people aware of the development,” reported Mint and others earlier this month.

18 August 2016
Private equity / VC

"India has a new tech unicorn. Hike, a four-year-old messaging app, today announced that it has closed $175 million in funding led by new investors Chinese internet giant Tencent and manufacturing firm Foxconn. The Series D round values the company at $1.4 billion, founder and CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal confirmed to TechCrunch,” reported Techcrunch.

12 August 2016
Litigation

The Supreme Court today lifted a ban on registering diesel cars, SUVs and other vehicles with an engine capacity of 2,000 cc and more in the National Capital Region after depositing one per cent of the ex-showroom price as environment compensation charge (ECC) with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

12 August 2016
Corporate M&A

Japanese healthcare media giant M3 has acquired a stake in Health Impetus Private Limited - which offers disease management services - from its existing shareholder, Health Care at Home India Private Limited, and by subscribing to equity shares in the target for an undisclosed amount.

11 August 2016
Corporate M&A

"Tata Chemicals Ltd has agreed to sell its urea plant in Babrala, Uttar Pradesh, to the Indian unit of Norway-based Yara International ASA for Rs 2,670 crore, as it seeks to position itself as a maker of consumer products rather than fertilizers,” reported Mint and others.

10 August 2016
Corporate M&A

"Credit rating firm ICRA Ltd said on Friday it has struck a deal to sell its software development arm, ICRA Techno Analytics Ltd, to IT firm Nihilent Technologies Ltd for Rs 68.75 crore ($10.3 million),” reported VCCircle.

09 August 2016
Corporate M&A

Aditya Birla cement competition mandate goes to AZBAZB & Partners recent lateral partner Nisha Kaur Uberoi has on 8 August obtained phase 1 merger clearance from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for Ultratech Cement’s Rs 16,189 crore ($2.4bn) acquisition of the cement assets of the Jaypee Group.

08 August 2016
Corporate M&A

CX Partners (a PE firm focused on the Indian mid-market) and Capital Square Partners sold for $420m its stake in Minacs to Concentrix Global Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Synnex Corporation, as reported by the Economic Times as one of the largest in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, and Concentrix’ second largest deal.

01 August 2016
Private equity / VC

"P C Jeweller will raise up to Rs 257 crore through issue of preferential shares to US-based investment firm Fidelity for business expansion,” reported the Economic Times.

29 July 2016
Corporate M&A

"Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co. Ltd, the Hong Kong-listed company controlled by billionaire Guo Guangchang, will acquire India’s Gland Pharma Ltd for $1.3 billion (Rs 8,700 crore), the company announced on Thursday. According to the agreement, Fosun will acquire an approximate 86% stake in Gland, including the 36% stake held by existing private equity firm KKR & Co,” reported Mint.

28 July 2016
Corporate M&A

“State Bank of India (SBI) has kick-started the formal process of merging associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank, which would create a banking entity with total assets worth about Rs 29 lakh crore. The bank has appointed merchant bankers, valuation consultants and law firms to complete the process,” reported The Economic Times.

26 July 2016
Corporate M&A

"Flipkart Ltd has acquired Jabong through its unit Myntra in a cut-price deal that values the online fashion store at $70 million, moving to preserve its position as India’s No.1 e-commerce marketplace in the face of an onslaught by Amazon India,” reported Mint.

22 July 2016
Corporate M&A

"With non performing assets-saddled banks trying to raise money from sale of non-core assets, global credit information company TransUnion has raised its stake in its Indian subsidiary Cibil to 77.1% by buying out ICICI Bank and Bank of Baroda’s holding in it.” reported Mint.

21 July 2016
Corporate M&A

“Sajjan Jindal-controlled JSW Energy has agreed to acquire a 500 MW thermal power plant located in Madhya Pradesh from Jaiprakash Power Ventures for an enterprise value of ₹2,700 crore in an all-cash deal.” (Hindu Businessline)

15 July 2016
Corporate M&A

"Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa’s Fairfax India Holdings Corp. ... said it had agreed to acquire a 51% stake in Privi Organics Ltd for about Rs 370 crore. Privi Organics is a supplier of aroma chemicals to many large fragrance and consumer goods companies globally.” reported Mint.

14 July 2016
Corporate M&A

Pursuant to the liberalisation of foreign investment in the insurance sector, Prism Cement sold 23% out of its 74% stake in Raheja QBE General Insurance Company to an affiliate of QBE Asia Pacific Holdings for Rs 110 crore (AUD 21.5m).

13 July 2016
Finance

PDS Legal and Desai & Diwanji together acted for the Wadia group-owned airline GoAir in its order to buy another 72 Airbus 320 NEO aircrafts for around $7.7bn.

12 July 2016
Corporate M&A

Shearman & Sterling, DLA Piper, White & Case and Allen & Overy had the largest number of recorded Indian M&A deals in the first six months of 2016, according to data intelligence provider mergermarket, each with five or four transactions.

12 July 2016
Corporate M&A

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has topped the list of 13 domestic law firms’ M&A mandates by value of deals done with $6.2bn worth of transactions, followed by AZB & Partners and Vaish Associates, with stronger performances across the board than at the same time last year.

11 July 2016
Corporate M&A

Nirma will buy Lafarge India’s assets for $1.4bn from LafargeHolcim according to reports, with several law firms getting a slice of the action including Ashwath Rau’s old and new firm.

08 July 2016
Private equity / VC

Nishith Desai Associates Mumbai acted for Tiger Global and DST Global, which invested $30m (Rs 200 crore) in a series C round in home rental company NestAway, which was advised by K Law.

04 July 2016
Private equity / VC

K Law acted for Capital Float, the online lending platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in its $25m (Rs 170 crores) fundraising round led by Creation Investments, which was advised by J Sagar Associates (JSA) Delhi partner Lalit Kumar along with senior associate Bharti Joshi.

04 July 2016
Corporate M&A

Talwar Thakore Associates (TTA) has advised Reliance Industries (RIL) on a joint venture agreement to set up a payments bank with State Bank of India (SBI) on 30 June, in which RIL will hold a 70 per cent stake.

29 June 2016
Litigation

MDP & Partners won for IndusInd Bank in the Bombay high court yesterday, which directed the stock exchanges and others to allow the bank to correct its filing mistake in its subscription of Mahanagar Gas Limited’s initial public offer (IPO).

27 June 2016
Private equity / VC

Khaitan & Khaitan advised Cremica Food Industries on Rabo Equity Advisors' Rs 100 crore ($15m) investment in Cremica. Rabo was advised by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

24 June 2016
Private equity / VC

Clove Legal advised Indian equipment rental company Rent Alpha on investment in it by Hong Kong based investor Bravia Capital which was advised by Khaitan & Co.

23 June 2016
Corporate M&A

IndusLaw and Gibson Dunn advised Amplus Energy Solutions and I-Squared Capital on their acquisition of various SunEdison Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) developing and operating around 7 MW rooftop solar power assets in India. SunEdison was advised in house.

21 June 2016
Corporate Advisory

Taxi aggregator Uber started a joint venture with Tata Motors, which envisages Uber drivers buying Tata cars financed via Tata Capital Financial Services and Tata Motors Finance loans with insurance from Tata.

20 June 2016
Corporate M&A

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) advised thermal power company BLA Power on Prism Cement’s acquisition of 15.23 per cent stake in it for 21 crore ($3m). Prism was advised by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM).

17 June 2016
Corporate M&A

HDFC Standard Life Insurance, a joint venture between HDFC and Standard Life, will be absorbing Max Life Insurance and Max Financial Services, according to reports, in what is billed as the biggest ever consolidation in the private insurance space in India.

16 June 2016
Litigation

Screenshot 2016-06-16 18.06.30RM Partners won a John Doe order in the Bombay high court today, directing several websites to take down the downloadable copy of the yet unreleased Hindi film Udta Punjab, and temporarily restraining cable operators from telecasting the film.

15 June 2016
Private equity / VC

Clove Legal advised queue management app Sminq on raising $1m from various venture funds led by Saama Capital and Blume Ventures. Saama was advised by Samvad.

14 June 2016
Corporate M&A

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai projects partner L Viswanathan and corporate partner Jaya Singhania advised Welspun Energy on selling the assets of Welspun Renewable Energy to Tata Power, which was advised by AZB & Partners partner Shameek Chaudhuri.

10 June 2016
Private equity / VC

Economic Laws Practice advised Edelweiss’ private equity arm Ecap Equities on its investment in BRIDGEi2i Analytics Solutions (BAS) which was advised by Nuvo Juris.

07 June 2016
Corporate M&A

Nanavati & Nanavati Advocates advised gas industry components maker Siddha Gas Technik on its joint venture with Norwegian company Hexagon Composites which was advised by The Law and Options.

06 June 2016
Corporate M&A

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) and Dr Behrooz Akhlaghi & Associates advised India Ports Global and India’s shipping ministry on setting up a company in Iran to run the Chabahar port.

06 June 2016
Corporate M&A

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) advised Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corp on its Rs 623.44 crore ($93m) buy of 44.98 per cent stake in Excel Crop Care which was advised by AZB & Partners.

02 June 2016
Private equity / VC

Link Legal advised digital healthcare platform 1MG Technologies on raising Rs 100 crore ($15m) from Maverick Capital Ventures which was advised by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) and Jones Day. Existing investors also participating in the round were Sequoia Capital which was advised by Themis Associates, Omidyar Network which was advised by Trilegal, and Dumac.

30 May 2016
Corporate M&A

Khaitan & Co advised Mumbai-based RPG Life Sciences on the Rs 25 crore ($3.7m) sale of its biotech unit to Intas Pharmaceuticals which was advised by J Sagar Associates (JSA).

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