Apurva Rai is Partner at the Firm’s General Corporate practice.
Apurva has experience of working on a wide range of corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, venture capital and private equity, structured financings, capital markets and general corporate and regulatory advisory.
Apurva has advised clients in India and abroad on their business reorganizations, capital raisings and provides general corporate advice to a wide array of clients. In addition, he acts for leading private equity funds on their investment transactions in India. Apurva also has significant experience with dealing with regulators in India such as the Securities and Exchange Board of India and the Reserve Bank of India.
Apurva has also worked with Sequoia Capital India as a legal counsel during 2016 – 2018 handling end to end investment and exit transactions, portfolio company support and compliance related work.
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Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity
Sequoia Capital (as a seller) in relation to 100% acquisition of Moonfrog Labs and its group companies by the StillFront Group.
Infogain Corporation (Portfolio Company of ChrysCapital) in relation to the acquisition of AbsolutData Holdings, Inc.
SHEIN in relation to its India entry strategy and setting up of their India operations and technical setup (including for payments, logistics, etc.).
ChrysCapital in relation to its acquisition of majority shareholding in Gebbs Healthcare Solutions.
ChrysCapital in relation to its investment in the Livguard group.
Apollo Capital in relation to its investment (including restructuring) in the Future group (by way of subscription to NCDs as well as equity shares).
Apollo Capital in relation to its investment (by way of purchase of NCDs) in the Chemplast group
Sequoia Capital in relation to investments in BankBazaar, Trusting Social, 1MG, Trell and Leap Technologies.
A91 Partners in relation to its investment in Atomberg Technologies.
InterviewBit Technologies in relation to investment by Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global.
Vardhaman Group in relation to investment by Aichi Steel, Japan and the related technical collaboration.
Advised on multiple restructuring of FCCBs, including those issued by JCT Limited, Mercator Limited and Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited
Advised the Jubilant Bhartia Group on multiple offer for sales on stock exchanges in India
Advised Apollo Capital on the offer for sale of equity shares of Dish TV (India) Limited in April 2015 and June 2015
Offer for sale by Gillette India Limited through the stock exchange mechanism worth US$ 1.1 billion.
Offering of bonds worth US$ 1.70 billion by Vedanta Resources plc.
Offer for sale by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited through the stock exchange mechanism worth US$ 1.7 billion. This was the first OFS in India through the stock exchange mechanism.
Initial public offering of equity shares worth US$ 50 million by Jubilant FoodWorks Limited (formerly Domino’s Pizza India Limited).
Initial public offering of equity shares worth US$ 60 million by Punjab and Sind Bank, which was the last initial public offering by a nationalized banking institution in India.
Initial public offering of equity shares worth US$ 82 million by PC Jeweller Limited.
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