Sakshi Mehra is a Partner at the General Corporate, Transactional and Banking & Finance practice of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Sakshi specialises in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, financing and other strategic transactions. Over her 15 years of private practice experience, she has advised several national and multi-national clients on a broad range of legal issues including general corporate and commercial law matters, foreign investment and entry strategies, securities and takeover laws, joint venture formation, share and asset acquisitions and dispositions and regulatory issues. She has represented various foreign and Indian corporates across diverse industry sectors. This includes advising strategic and financial investors, Indian promoters and foreign entities interested in establishing collaborations or a foothold in India.
Sakshi has particular experience in financing transactions and has advised banks/ financial institutions on general lending, corporate finance, project finance transactions and external commercial borrowings.
Sakshi has worked at Desai & Diwanji, Mumbai for 10 years, before permanently shifting to Kolkata from Mumbai and joining the Firm in mid-2012.
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Corporate Advisory and Transactions
Facebook Inc in relation to acquisition of a minority stake in Jio Platforms Limited (“Jio”) for US$ 5.7 billion and Whatsapp Inc. on its commercial agreement with Jio Platforms Limited and Reliance Retail Limited.
Public Investment Fund in relation to acquisition of a minority stake in Jio Platforms Limited for US$ 1.5 billion.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in relation to acquisition of a minority stake in Jio for US$ 1.5 billion.
Vista Equity Partners in relation to a minority stake in Jio for US$ 1.5 billion.
Emami Limited on the sale of Emami Cement Limited to Nirma Group for US$ 770 million.
Silver Lake Partners in relation to acquisition of a minority stake Jio for US$ 1.3 billion.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in relation to acquisition of a minority stake in Jio for US$ 750 million.
General Atlantic in relation to acquisition of a minority stake in Jio for US$ 875 million.
TPG in relation to acquisition of a minority stake in Jio for US$ 600 million.
LCatterton Asia in relation to acquisition of a minority stake in Jio for US$ 250 million.
Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore branch, Axis Bank Limited, Hong Kong branch and Axis Bank UK Limited in relation to term loan facilities of US$ 55 million provided to Paharpur Singapore Pte. Ltd. for the acquisition of 100% equity stake in the dry cooling business of SPX Corporation
State Bank of India on a letter of comfort facility of US$ 41 million in connection with funding provided to a German subsidiary of an Indian company for its global acquisition of a company based in Germany.
State Bank of India on a letter of comfort facility of US$ 12 million in connection with funding provided to a Brazilian subsidiary of an Indian company for its global acquisition of a company based in Brazil.
West Bengal Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation Limited on a corporate term loan of Rs. 100 crores to Kesoram Industries Limited
IDBI Bank Limited for US$ 7 million term loan financing to Azure Power Eris Private Limited for a 10 MW solar power plant in Patna, Bihar
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