The Firm is known as the ‘go-to’ firm for Private Equity transaction advisory, in India and has developed a reputation as being the firm to handle high stakes and complex PE deals, which is well evidenced by its role on multi-billion-dollar transactions and complex listed company control acquisitions for PE funds. The Firm acts for large PE and SWF clients, in high value transactions, which aptly demonstrates its market reputation. The Firm is acknowledged for its innovative and pragmatic approach in some of the most complex and challenging transactions over the years.
We continue to lead as a brand, as evidenced by numerous highly regarded awards and rankings from Chambers and league tables. We have the highest number of Band I practices amongst all Indian law firms, including for Private Equity and M&A, in Chambers. Our Partners are highly regarded by their peers and by various reputed domestic and international ranking guides alike.
The Firm remained a preferred choice for many blue-chip PE and sovereign funds including Blackstone, KKR, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Carlyle, General Atlantic, GIC, Temasek, ADIA, Vista Equity Partners, Silver Lake Capital, TPG, ChrysCapital, the National Investment and Infrastructure, Partners Group, Goldman Sachs, Permira and the Softbank Vision Fund.
Our PE team carved out some of the biggest and first of its kind private equity transactions including the largest FDI investments in the Indian markets in 2020 COVID-19 hit economy, which included investments of over US$20 billion into Jio Platforms, US$ 6 billion funds raise by Reliance retail ventures, KKR’s acquisition of JB Pharmaceuticals, to name a few.
The pooling of our multi-disciplinary resources across our various practices delivers a seamless experience while enabling a deal, an aspect that puts us in a highly credible position with our clients. Being a full-service law Firm, we make sure that our clients are consistently assisted by a core-transaction team, which specialises in such transactions, and leverages the services of our varied practice areas such as antitrust, employment, intellectual property, dispute resolution, tax, real estate, and policy to deal with all aspects of a Private Equity transaction.