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Big 5 & IndusLaw top private equity rankings by value, as AZB, ALMT did most deals

Winning / billing is everything (sometimes)
Winning / billing is everything (sometimes)

AZB & Partners came out on top of a 2014 first-half-year league table released by corporate analytics company Venture Intelligence, recording 22 deals worth more than $2bn. AZB had also topped the company’s half yearly rankings in 2013.

Induslaw recorded 15 deals in the rankings, jumping from last half-year’s eight. It was one of the law firms on Snapdeal’s $100m equity infusion, which made up a chunk of its $300m of included private equity (PE) deals that put it just inside the top six firms by value of transactions reported. Other smaller firms, such as K Law, also ranked highly by deal count and values.

ALMT Legal came out in second place by volume with 17 deals totalling ($99m). Tatva Legal and Samvad Partners, which were tied with Indus last year, were respectively at ninth and tenth place in the rankings having recorded four and three deals.

The rankings pegged Amarchand in fifth position, with 10 qualifying private equity deals worth $386m. Amarchand acted this year on Bertelsmann’s infusion into Pepperfry, Warburg Pincus into Fidelity Capital, Snapdeal, and the Groupe Lactalis FDI from Carlyle among others.

S&R Associates which acted on the $12m India Property Online funding with ELP and Fox Mandal slotted in at 15th place.

Khaitan & Co recorded only two deals of $33m putting it into ninth position.

AZB had also led the M&A rankings in Q1 2014 but dropped off to seventh spot by the end of the half year, according to data from Mergermarket.

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Recorded private equity instructions, by volume

Rank

Firm # of deals Value $m
1 AZB & Partners 22 2123
2 ALMT Legal 17 99
3 IndusLaw 15 300
4 K Law 12 179
5 Amarchand & Mangaldas 10 386
6 Nishith Desai Associates 9 66
7 Trilegal 8 480
8 BMR Legal 6 94
8 J Sagar Associates 6 320
9 Luthra & Luthra 4 423
9 Tatva Legal 4 14
10 Economic Laws Practice 3 94
10 Samvad Partners 3 31
11 Juris Corp 2 22
11 Khaitan & Co. 2 33
11 Shearman & Sterling 2 260
12 Allen & Overy 1 128
12 HSA Advocates 1 14
12 LexCounsel 1
12 Majmudar & Partners 1 15
12 PC Legal 1 4
12 S Eshwar Consultants 1 1
12 S&R Associates 1 15

Source: Venture Intelligence

Recorded private equity instructions, by value

Rank

Firm # of deals Value $m
1 AZB & Partners 22 2123
2 Trilegal 8 480
3 Luthra & Luthra 4 423
4 Amarchand & Mangaldas 10 386
5 J Sagar Associates 6 320
6 IndusLaw 15 300
7 Shearman & Sterling 2 260
8 K Law 12 179
9 Allen & Overy 1 128
10 ALMT Legal 17 99
11 BMR Legal 6 94
12 Economic Laws Practice 3 94
13 Nishith Desai Associates 9 66
14 Khaitan & Co 2 33
15 Samvad Partners 3 31
16 Juris Corp 2 22
17 Majmudar & Partners 1 15
18 S&R Associates 1 15
19 Tatva Legal 4 14
20 HSA Advocates 1 14
21 PC Legal 1 4
22 S Eshwar Consultants 1 1
23 LexCounsel 1

Source: Venture Intelligence

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