Bhargava has been in practice since 2007. He has extensive experience in private equity and venture capital investment transactions (both domestic and foreign investments), control acquisition transactions, fund formation, debt financing, real estate and general corporate and transaction advisory.
Bhargava has advised both domestic and global funds, financial institutions and promoters across sectors such as technology, healthcare, NBFC, fin-tech and auto components, amongst others.
Bhargava has significant experience in real estate matters, having handled large scale title due diligences and transactions including long term and built to suit leases, conveyancing, joint development, joint venture and business transfers involving real estate.
Having advised several clients on structuring and setting up of venture capital funds, private equity and hedge funds, Bhargava has vast experience in fund formation in India. He has also advised funds in raising investment from domestic and foreign institutional investors/sovereign funds.
Bhargava regularly advises clients across a variety of sectors including student housing, technology, fintech, healthcare, on a whole range of issues including corporate governance, transaction structuring, and employment related issues.
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Garagepreneurs Internet Private Limited (Slice) – Advised Slice (which is one of the Unicorn in fintech space) on a USD 220 plus million fundraising. The transaction involved both primary investment as well as multiple secondary transactions and involved drafting and negotiation of transaction documents with multiple investors (both existing and new investors).
Smartshift Logistics Solutions Private Limited (Porter) – Advised Porter on a USD 100 million fundraising. The transaction involved drafting and negotiation of transaction documents with multiple investors (both existing and new investors) and other stakeholders.
Indegene Private Limited – Advised Indegene on a USD 200 million plus investment into Indegene, lead the team that advised on vendor legal due diligence, drafting the transaction documents and coordinating the entire process.
Good Host Spaces Private Limited (New Door) – Advised Good Host Spaces, India’s largest student housing company, in acquisition of student housing facility from Shoolini University, Himachal Pradesh.
Manipal Integrated Services – Advised the promoters of Manipal Integrated Services in sale of the SPV – Woodstock Ambience (Bangalore) by way of sale of shares as well as the student housing business Jaipur and Manipal to Good Host Spaces (an SPV of Goldman Sachs) under different business transfer transactions.
SAMHI Hotels – Advised SAMHI group in acquisition of Hotel Regenta, Hyderabad from Royal Orchid. The transaction involved due diligence, transfer of hotel undertaking under a business transfer agreement and conveyance of the real estate asset under a conveyance deed.
LGT Lightstone/ Aspada – Advised LGT Lightstone in their several Indian investments, follow on investments across agri-processing and agri-biz, logistics, education technology, non-banking financial services and fintech.
Ideaspring Capital – Advised Ideaspring Capital in their several investments in India across R&D, IoT and technology sectors.
IIFL Wealth – Advised IIFL Wealth and funds managed by IIFL in their investment of USD 72 Million into Manipal group entity against issue of listed non convertible debentures.
Titan CompanyLimited – Advised Titan Company in their acquisition of a controlling interest in Caratlane from Tiger Global.
Everstone Capital – Advised Everstone Capital and portfolio companies of Everstone in several its investments and acquisitions in India.
Manipal Education and Medical Group – Acted for the MEMG group and its promoters in several rounds of high value fund raise from IDFC, India Value Fund and TPG, investment and acquisition of a majority interest in ManipalCigna (a health insurance company) and advising the family offices of Dr Ranjan Pai in several investments in the EdTech and Fintech spaces.
Cloud 9 – Advised the promoters of Cloud 9, a leading mother and child specialty hospital in three rounds of fund raise from Matrix Partners, Sequoia and India Value Fund.
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