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Argus Partners

06 April 2017

“Private equity firm Multiples has acquired a majority stake in HR technology and solutions provider PeopleStrong with an investment of around Rs 400 crore. Multiples, has made a “controlling investment” in PeopleStrong through a combination of primary and secondary investments, and sources close to the development said the deal value is around Rs 400 crore,” reported PTI.

07 November 2016

Argus Partners merged with Mumbai firm P&P Legal, adding its founding partner Prakash Panjabi as an equity partner and Panjabi’s son and the other P&P Legal partner Pritish Panjabi as a partner in its Mumbai office.

07 November 2016

Siddharth Raja, who was a co-founder of Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja that later became Samvad Partners, will join Argus Partners in Bangalore as a senior partner and national executive director, with a remit to also oversee the firm’s Chennai practice.

20 September 2016

Argus Partners has hired R Vedasagar as a partner in Bangalore, focusing on banking and finance from 1 October.

19 September 2016

Argus Partners promoted Siladitya Chatterjee as a partner in its corporate practice in Delhi, effective 1 September 2016.

18 July 2016

Two more laterals, Harish Kumar, Shubha Karra

Link Legal India Law Services has hired two lateral partners, with Harish Kumar joining from DMD Advocates, and Shubha Karra joining from Argus Partners.

04 March 2016

Argus Partners has promoted four lawyers internally to non-equity partner level.

12 October 2015

Argus Partners advised electric goods maker Crompton Greaves on its Rs 400m buyout out of joint venture (JV) CG Lucy Switchgear by JV partner W Lucy & Co. W Lucy was advised by AZB & Partners.

Argus partner Adity Chaudhury and senior associate Megha Saraf acted for Crompton Greaves.

AZB partner Nilanjana Singh acted for W Lucy.

Economic Times quoted Compton Greaves Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Laurent Demortier as saying, “We believe that W Lucy is the best potential owner for ensuring a long term future for CG-Lucy. Combining the CG Lucy Indian operations and Lucy Electric business will allow CG-Lucy to focus on developing products specifically for the Indian market and expand its offering within the MV sector”.

20 March 2015

UUA: Cutting tiesAccording to authoritative sources, Udwadia Udeshi & Argus (UUA) will separate into what remains of the two pre-merger legacy-firm by next month.

18 April 2014

NUJS KolkataNUJS Kolkata’s 2015 graduating batch has accepted 27 job offers across seven firms with a mix of 16 so-called Day Zero offers made after interviews on campus on April 16 and 11 pre-placement offers (PPOs) made after internships to students.

19 September 2013

Link Legal advised GMR whose road development arm GMR Highways sold 74 per cent stake in its special purpose vehicle GMR Ulundurpet Expressways to IDFC's India Infrastructure Fund for Rs 222 crore ($35m). IDFC was advised by Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners.

26 March 2012

imageLegally India’s round-up of the latest 15 cases and deals and their legal advisers, including Luthra’s defence of Yahoo! India in two high-profile cases, and a massive boom in debt capital markets – but only one equity cap markets deal for AZB.

15 February 2012

Welding two firms Exclusive: Two-and-a-half-year old Argus Partners has merged with Mumbai-headquartered Udwadia & Udeshi to create 12-partner, 60-lawyer national firm, which will be managed by Argus co-founder Krishnava Dutt.

15 December 2011

image Exclusive: Kolkata-headquartered Argus Partners has hired former Amarchand senior associate Soorjya Ganguli as a managing associate with one associate to head up its new litigation practice.

17 June 2011

image Exclusive: HSA Advocates Mumbai partner and office head Utsa Shome, who had joined the firm in 2009 from AZB & Partners, will head up Kolkata firm Argus Partners’ new Mumbai office.

01 October 2010

Argus-Law_Krishnava_Dutt Argus Partners, which broke away from Amarchand Mangaldas Kolkata last year, has set up a Mumbai office relocating partner Ramya Hariharan to the city full-time while partner Krishnava Dutt will also spend half his time in the financial hub.

29 January 2010

cables_joshuadavisphotography_comArgus Partners and Nishith Desai Associates have advised on the Rs 200 crore ($43m) sale of Ravin Cables to an Italian cable manufacturer, while ALMT Legal has scored its first mandate for a Reliance fund, which was one of Ravin's shareholders.

04 January 2010

tar_by-karindalzielKolkata Amarchand spin-off Argus Partners and AZB & Partners have scooped roles on the $124m private equity placement and open offer by Bain Capital in coal tar manufacturer Himadri Chemicals & Industries.

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