Prashant Gupta is a Partner with the Firm and heads the Capital Markets practice at the Firm.
Prashant represents both issuers and underwriters in various equity and debt capital raising transactions, including initial public offerings, rights issues and QIP offerings, buy- backs, capital restructurings and pre-IPO private placements. He has advised on capital markets transactions that have raised over USD 50 billion globally, which include both the largest IPO and bond offerings out of India, as well as the largest secondary trade on the stock exchanges in India.
Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2019 has quoted that, “Prashant Gupta enjoys a formidable reputation in the market, with one client commenting: “I think he’s on top of his game now. I like his decisiveness in taking a position on Indian law. He comes across as resourceful and confident.” His counsel is frequently sought by issuers and underwriters on equity and debt issuances.”
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Underwriters on Coal India Limited’s ₹ 15,475 cr IPO in 2010 – the largest IPO by an Indian company.
Vedanta Resources plc on the US$ 1.7 billion bond offering in 2013 – the largest bond offering by an Indian group.
lead managers in relation to the ₹ 25,000 cr rights issue by Bharti Airtel Limited in 2019, and the US$ 3 billion simultaneous QIP & FCCB by Bharti Airtel Limited in 2020, the largest offering in India (outside a rights issue).
Videocon d2h Limited on its US$ 273 million listing on the NASDAQ Global Market in 2015 – the first SPAC driven listing from India.
IPOs in India by AU Small Finance Bank, Aavas Financiers, CAMS, CL Educate, DEN Networks, Dr. Lal Pathlabs, Eris Life Sciences, Hindustan Media Ventures, Indiamart, Jubilant. Foodworks, LemonTree Hotels, National Stock Exchange of India (proposed), PC Jeweller, PNB Housing Finance, Punjab & Sind Bank, SBI Cards and Payment Services, S. Chand & Company, TCNS Closing Co., UTI Asset Management, and Varroc Engineering, among others.
QIPs by Apollo Tyres, DLF Limited, IDFC Limited, Federal Bank, HCL Infosystems, Interglobe Aviation (Indigo Airlines), Network18, PI Industries, Punjab National Bank, PVR Limited, Radico Khaitan, State Bank of India, SRF Limited, Shree Cement and Yes Bank, among others.
IPOs in the United States by Amira Nature Foods, Azure Power, Eros International, MakeMyTrip and NW18 HSN Holdings (proposed), as well as Jubilant Energy N.V. on the London Stock Exchange.
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Bar Council of Delhi, State Bar of California
B.A. (Juris) & M.A. (Juris), University of Oxford, England
B.Com (Hons.), Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi
Band 1 for Capital Markets by Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific, 2017-20; Band 1 for Capital Markets by Chambers Global, 2020
Leading Individual by the Legal 500, 2020;
Market Leader for Capital Markets by IFLR1000, 2018-20; Among IFLR Asia Best Lawyers by IFLR1000, 2019-21
Thought Leader for Capital Markets globally (one of the only two in India) by Who’s Who Legal, 2019-20; Thought Leader: Global Elite by Who’s Who Legal, 2020
ET 40 under forty by The Economic Times, 2019
Elite Practitioner for Capital Markets by Asialaw Profiles, 2020
A-List of India’s Top 100 Lawyers by India Business Law Journal, 2017-19
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