Prateek Lala is a Partner in Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and specializes in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Joint Ventures, and General Corporate Advisory.
Prateek has 11 years of experience inter-alia in advising reputed venture capital and private equity funds and multi-national corporations in connection with their Indian investments and corporate governance. He has significant experience in leading M&A, private equity, strategic alliance, and joint venture, and corporate-commercial transactions.
Prateek sectoral expertise spans across businesses in IT & ITES, EduTech, Financial Services & Technology, Food & Agriculture, Healthcare, Media, Fintech, Manufacturing (including automotive ancillaries, pharmaceuticals, and textiles), Trading, Construction & Development, and Professional Services.
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Buyouts & Acquisitions
Acted for founders of Moonfrog Labs Private Limited on their sale of shares to the Stillfront Group for an aggregate amount of USD 90 million
Acted for Ag Growth International Inc. an agro equipment manufacturing company, in connection with its USD 100 Million acquisition of Milltec Machinery Limited, an agro manufacturing equipment company
Acted for Track Components on its acquisition of auto components business of Nahars Engineering for USD 20 million
Acted for Eris Lifesciences Limited, a listed pharmaceutical company, on its acquisition of the Indian formulations business of Strides Shasun Limited, a pharmaceutical company
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Acted for Think & Learn Private Limited (Byju’s) on its USD 540 million Series F fund raise from Naspers Ventures and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Acted for IndiaIdeas.com Limited (BillDesk), on its USD 200 million fund raise from Visa
Advised Al Falaj on its investments into India.
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Advising Sumitomo Corporation, a global conglomerate, on a USD 75 million (approx.) real estate joint venture entered into with the Krishna Maruti Group in Gurgaon
Acted for Think & Learn Private Limited (Byju’s) with its strategic partnership with Disney Accelerator
Ongoing advisory on various laws including corporate and securities laws, employment laws, and sectoral laws (such as laws relating to education, pharmaceutical, healthcare, biodiversity, IT, artificial intelligence and remotely piloted aircraft systems, insurance, and financial services sectors) to leading Indian corporates such as Think & Learn Private Limited (Byju’s), IndiaIdeas.com Limited (BillDesk), DaVita Care (India) Private Limited (now Nephroplus India), Detect Technologies Private Limited, Kia Motors, Algorythma Sole Proprietorship LLC, Max Wholesale, Utkal Tubers India and Arada Systems Private Limited
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