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The latest deals involving Indian companies and law firms.

26 June 2018
Corporate M&A

Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation will buy the PVC compound business of Mumbai’s Welset Plast Extrusions, which is engaged in master batch (including PVC master batch) and PVC compound businesses. The transaction will complete in autumn of this year, according to Mitsubishi’s press release.

18 May 2018
Corporate M&A

Global leader in mobility safety, US-based Key Safety Systems has completed the global acquisition of the bankrupt Japanese car safety systems maker Takata Corp. for $1.58 billion through a combination of equity and debt, to merge and form a combined entity re-branded as Joyson Safety Systems and is headquartered in Michigan, US, reported Economic Times. The deal earlier announced on June 25, 2017, was funded by a consortium led by Joyson Electronics and Asia-based PE firm PAG Asia capital and did not involve liabilities related to the recall of Takata’s ammonium nitrate airbag inflators.

09 May 2018
Corporate M&A

Four Indian law firms are advising in world-record breaking sale of Indian unicorn Flipkart, the biggest domestic Amazon competitor, to Walmart.

08 May 2018
Litigation

Phoenix Legal obtained a stay, by the Supreme Court, on the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order that had directed all vehicles plying at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport to be converted to using only CNG as fuel.

26 April 2018
Corporate M&A

Sunil Mittal-led mobile infrastructure major Bharti Infratel has announced the merger with Indus Towers to create a combined entity with an equity value of Rs 96,500 crores ($14.6bn), making it the world’s second largest telecom tower company after Beijing-owned China Tower, with more than 163,000 towers and having presence in all the 22 circles in India, reported Business Standard and Mint.

24 April 2018
Corporate M&A

Online payment and e-commerce platform, Paytm has made a strategic investment in the resultant joint entity of hyper local deals discovery platforms Nearbuy and Little Internet by infusing fresh funds of over Rs 162 crores ($25m) and acquiring a majority stake of 51%, reported The Economic Times and Mint. The merged entity expected to be valued over $100m and hold a market share of 88%, is said to have been arranged by Paytm as a strategic move to provide their merchant partners an opportunity to offer deals to acquire new customers and grow their business.

06 April 2018
Private equity / VC

ICICI Venture, the private equity arm of India’s largest private-sector lender ICICI Bank, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a minority stake of around 14% in popular women’s legwear brand Go Colors owned by Chennai-based apparel maker, Go Fashion India by investing Rs 100 crores (around $15.6m), through its fourth PE fund – India Advantage Fund Series 4, as reported by VC Circle and The Economic Times. The current investment is the ICICI Ventures’s first retail apparel investment in the past decade and also marks as the second for the women’s apparel brand, pursuant to an initial investment of Rs 60 crores by Sequoia Capital India Investments IV in November, 2014, wherein Sequoia acquired 33.33% stake in Go Fashion India.

29 March 2018
Corporate M&A

“In a deal led by Reliance Jio director Akash Ambani, Reliance Industries today signed an agreement for merging the digital music service Saavn with JioMusic to create a digital media platform with global reach having total value of over $1 billion,” reported PTI.

26 March 2018
Corporate M&A

US-based fund manager, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) along with co-investors have announced the acquisition of Asia’s largest renewable energy firm, Equis Energy through a 100% cash deal, as reported earlier by VC Circle and The Economic Times. The deal is considered to be the the largest renewable energy generation acquisition in history and was completed on January 19, 2018.

21 March 2018
Corporate M&A

Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa-owned Fairfax India Holdings has entered into an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in Kerala-based Catholic Syrian Bank for an estimated Rs 1,200 crores ($186m) through a full equity infusion, as reported by The Economic Times and Mint. The deal, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the first half of 2018, paving way for the first acquisition of an Indian bank by a foreign non-banking financial entity.

07 March 2018
Private equity / VC

Emerging food delivery startup, Grab.in, has raised a funding of Rs 9 crores ($1.5m) from SIDBI Venture Capital, the wholly owned subsidiary of SIDBI, as reported by YourStory and MoneyControl. With the current funding, SIDBI will be joining the list of Grab's investors that include Aramex Ventures, Zomato, and Sixth Sense Ventures. The Mumbai-based startup had earlier raised $1 million from Oliphans Capital and independent investor Haresh Chawla in April 2015, while Zomato had invested an undisclosed amount in the startup five months later.

26 February 2018
Corporate M&A

J Sagar Associates (JSA) acted as the Indian legal advisors to the Marvell Technology Group in the transaction and was represented by partner Probir Roy Chowdhury along with principal associate Vishnu Nair.

21 February 2018
Corporate M&A

DSK Legal assisted Bharat Forge in the drafting, reviewing, negotiating and revising of the transaction and closing documents and was represented by partner Narendra Dingankar and senior associate Varun Shah.

20 February 2018
Projects

As reported in a number of publications, Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One is exploring entering India with the largely untested ultra-fast transportation technology.

19 February 2018
Capital Markets

The Indian capital markets have a new international king, at least going by law firms and volumes of initial public offerings (IPO), and it’s Sidley Austin, in a league table dominated by a completely new list of firm names after a swathe of some big-name partner moves in the past years.

12 February 2018
Capital Markets

Khaitan & Co has filed more IPO drafts than any other firm in 2017 just ahead of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, in a market where downward pricing pressures have made it tough across the board.

12 February 2018
Private equity / VC

Symbiosis Pune 2009 alumnus Utpal Kant and RMLNLU Lucknow 2011 alumnus Prashant Kanha started up corporate and litigation firm Sequitur in Noida this month, and helped Pune based backpacking hospitality platform Backpacker Panda raise $1.4m.

06 February 2018
Corporate M&A

Leading investment and financial services firm, Jupiter Capital has recently completed the acquisition of up to 33 lakh shares amounting to nearly 66% of BSE-listed non-banking financial company TRC Financial Services, by way of an open offer to the shareholders and contractual arrangements for an aggregate transaction value of Rs 5.92 crores (around $924,000). The offer price of the fully paid shares of TRC Financial Services was quoted at Rs 18 per share.

05 February 2018
Private equity / VC

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) Bangalore-based partner Reeba Chacko led for BigBasket, with partner Akshay Bhat and principal associate S Harish. The firm also acted for the existing investors.

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