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 Think & Learn Private Limited (Byju’s), an edtech company, on its USD 1 billion acquisition of Akash Educational Services Limited
Acted for Think & Learn Private Limited (Byju’s), on its approx. USD 600 million acquisition of the Great Learning Group
Acted for Think & Learn Private Limited (Byju’s), on its USD 120 million acquisition of Tangible Play, Inc., a gaming company
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 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 Track Components on its acquisition of auto components business of Nahars Engineering for USD 20 million
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Acted for IndiaIdeas.com Limited (BillDesk), on its USD 200 million fund raise from Visa
Acted for Rebel Foods Private Limited (Faasos, Behrouz Biriyani, Wendy’s) on its multiple fund raises (in excess of USD 400 million) from various institutional investors
Acted for Think & Learn Private Limited (Byju’s) on its USD 100 million fund raise from General Atlantic
Assisted Fortigo Network Logistic Private Limited, a logistic solutions company, in connection with its USD 10 Million fund raise from its existing investors
Acted for Al Falaj on its investment into Max wholesale for approximately USD 6 million.
Acted for Turtle Shell Private Limited (Dozee) on its fund raises from various institutional investors.
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Advising Sumitomo Corporation, a global conglomerate, on a USD 100 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
Acted for Think & Learn Private Limited (Byju’s) in connection with its acquisition of the intellectual property of Curiositi Learning Solutions Private Limited
Acted for Flipkart on its joint venture with Nokia in relation to the manufacture and sale of Nokia televisions.
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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