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16 April 2015
Private equity / VC

IndusLaw advised India’s largest taxi aggregator Ola Cabs, backed by Japan’s Softbank Corp, in raising $314m (Rs 1,952 crore) from Russian Yuri Milner’s DST Global which was advised by AZB & Partners and Goodwin Procter.

Indus Delhi partner Gaurav Dani, senior associate Divya Varghese and associate Nitin Gera acted for Ola. AZB Mumbai partner Darshika Kothari and Goodwin partner Yash Rana acted for DST

Gunderson Dettemer partner Steven L Baglio and lawyer Melissa B Marks acted for new investor Internet Fund. Morrison Foerster of counsel James T McCormick and associate Noah Carr acted for SoftBank Internet and Media (SIMI).

In November 2014, Olacabs had raised $210m from SIMI and its existing investors including Tiger Global, Matrix Partners India and Steadview Capital.

16 April 2015
Private equity / VC

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) advised alternate asset management firm Tano Capital on investing Rs 60 crore in India’s second NBFC microfinance institution Arohan which was advised by A&M Law Offices.

ELP partner Suhail Naithani, associate partner Vinayak Burman, senior associate Archana Khosla and associate Amoolya Narayan acted for Tano. A&M partner Viral Mehta and associate P Goel acted for Arohan.

Investors and stakeholders are increasingly becoming enthusiastic about microfinance institutions, reported the Business Standard.

13 April 2015
Private equity / VC

Induslaw advised internet and mobile-based classifieds company Quikr Mauritius Holding in raising $150m (over Rs 900 crore) from existing investors Tiger Global, eBay and Sweden’s Kinnevik, and new investor Steadview Capital Management, LTR and ABG Capital, which were advised by Morgan Lewis and Gunderson Dettmer.

Indus partner Gaurav Dani, senior associate Dviya Varghese and associate Nikita Goyal acted for Quickr.

Morgan Lewis Boston partner William Perkins and associate Cindy C Kung advised eBay. Gunderson Beijing partner Christopher D Terry and lawyer Mao Chen acted for Tiger Global affiliate IFPL

The venture competes with Naspers-backed OLX in the P2P classifieds business in India, reported VCCircle.

28 November 2014
Private equity / VC

J Sagar Associates (JSA) and AZB & Partners advised the promoters of Curatio Health Care on the Rs 95 crore sale of 33.36 per cent of its stake to Sequoia, which was advised by Khaitan & Co and Themis Law Associates.

JSA Chennai partner Aarthi Sivanandh, senior associate Tamara Devanandan and associates Revathi Muralidharan, Sahana Raghunathan and Bharath Sridhar and AZB Mumbai partner Essaji Vahanvati and associate Manan Mehta acted for the promoters.

Khaitan Bangalore partner Ganesh Prasad and associates Vineet Shingal and Mukund Thirumalai Srikanth together Themis senior associate Ashwani Verma and Dheeraj Khanna and associate Hardik Bhatia acted for Sequoia.

Sequoia has made 12 healthcare investments in India, including this deal, spread across verticals such as diagnostic services, healthcare IT, patient services, pharmaceuticals, and product development services, reported the Times of India.

27 November 2014
Private equity / VC

All that glitters does not bill (but it helps)Amarchand Mangaldas together with Al Tamimi advised Warburg Pincus, which invested around Rs 1,200 crore for a 10 per cent stake in Kalyan Jewellers, advised by AZB & Partners.

25 November 2014
Private equity / VC

Olacabs: Another Indus start-up client starting to pay for itself?Induslaw advised online and app-based taxi booking service Olacabs in raising Rs 1281 crore ($210m) from SoftBank, which was advised by AZB & Partners and Morrison Foerster.

28 October 2014
Private equity / VC

SnapdeaIndusLaw advised Snapdeal again on its largest round of investment to date with 12 other law firm teams.

20 August 2014
Private equity / VC

Winning: EverythingAZB & 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.