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18 January 2011
Private equity / VC

J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Wadia Ghandy have advised on the $5m funding of online auto auction portal MotorExchange Solutions (MXC) by venture capitalist firms Epiphany Overseas and Canaan Partners.

11 January 2011
Private equity / VC

Exclusive: AZB & Partners and J Sagar Associates (JSA) have advised India’s sixth largest IT firm Patni Computer Systems that was bought by Apax Partners-backed iGate for $1.22bn, which drafted in Khaitan & Co and Kirkland & Ellis as legal advisers.

Lexygen and Linklaters advised a Carlyle Group-led consortium of the losing bidders, where Amarchand Mangaldas is understood to have provided the advice to the bid’s merchant banks.

16 December 2010
Private equity / VC

Amarchand Mangaldas has advised J P Morgan India’s real estate investment fund on its partial Rs 115.23 crore ($25.4m) exit in B Raheja Builders to builder group K Raheja, which hired Wadia Ghandy as legal counsel.

08 November 2010
Private equity / VC

AZB & Partners and Economic Laws Practice (ELP) have advised in the private equity investment led by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and Cisco in the IT hosting service provider Netmagic Solutions resulting in a 12 per cent equity buy worth Rs 46.5 crore ($10.6m).

02 November 2010
Private equity / VC

Khaitan & Co, Wadia Ghandy, Simmons & Simmons and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised on Barclays Bank’s reinvestment in the outsourcing unit Intelenet involving an all-cash acquisition of a 12.75 per cent stake in its holding company SKR BPO Services Private Limited.

28 October 2010
Private equity / VC

piePE AZB & Partners, Indus Law, ALMT Legal and Trilegal have topped data provider Venture Intelligence’s private equity league tables for the first nine months of this year.

27 October 2010
Private equity / VC

AZB & Partners has acted for private equity (PE) firm Matrix Partners India in its Rs 50 crore investment in New Delhi based eye-care hospital chain Centre for Sight (CFS) which was advised by SRGR Law Offices.

20 September 2010
Private equity / VC

Amarchand Mangaldas Bangalore and Indus Law Advocates advised on private equity funds Sandstone Capital and Sequoia Capital’s Rs 200 crore minority stake investment in India’s largest domestic handset maker Micromax.

03 September 2010
Private equity / VC

power-line-by_abooth202 Private equity giant Blackstone has widened its circle of standing Indian advisers to include Desai & Diwanji on its latest investments in the power sector, having used Khaitan & Co on its previous two major deals. Luthra & Luthra advised its long-standing clients Moser Baer Projects in the $300m stake buy, and Clarus Law led for Monnet Power Company on Blackstone's $70m investment.

30 August 2010
Private equity / VC

LexCounsel has advised longstanding clients Educomp Solutions on its 67 per cent acquisition of engineering coaching institute Vidya Mandir for Rs 34 crore and venture capital (VC) fund Leapstart Trust on its second portfolio investment into hospitality service provider Bliss Inns.

27 August 2010
Private equity / VC Private equity (PE) boutique firm Lexygen advised TA Associates in acquiring a nearly 16 per cent stake in Luthra & Luthra's clients Dr Lal PathLabs for Rs 163 crore by picking up half of Sequoia Capital’s stake in the diagnostics and pathology services company.
03 August 2010
Private equity / VC

gold-krugerrand-by_velo_steveTwo offices of AZB & Partners acted on opposite sides of a Chinese Wall for private equity investor Matrix India and gold loan company Muthoot Finance in a 4 per cent investment totalling Rs 157 crore with Luthra & Luthra advising second investor Baring Private Equity Partners India.

28 July 2010
Private equity / VC Khaitan & Co has advised Rabobank's private equity unit Rabo Equity Advisors in its investment of Rs 50 crores in Agra-based integrated packaging company called Vacmet India Limited for a 23.92 per cent post-issue equity stake.
14 July 2010
Private equity / VC

Coal-fire_by-Marcus_VegasAZB & Partners advised close client Tata Power in raising $300m by selling up to 15 per cent in two of its Indonesian coal-assets-owning special purpose vehicles (SPVs) Bhira Investments and Bhivpuri Investments to private equity house Olympus Capital Holdings Asia, which Desai & Diwanji and US firms Milbank Tweed and Purrington Moody Weil advised.

09 July 2010
Private equity / VC Amarchand Mangaldas has acted for private equity fund Warburg Pincus in its investment of Rs 392 crore ($85m) in India's largest diagnostics laboratory chain Metropolis Health Care, which was advised by Desai & Diwanji.
23 June 2010
Private equity / VC Khaitan & Co has advised on the setting up of two domestic venture capital (VC) funds iPro Capital Private Equity Trust and Subhkam Growth Fund, with each planning to raise approximately Rs 100 crores in various sectors under their maiden schemes.