Sugandha Asthana is a Corporate, M&A, PE and Corporate Finance Partner.
Sugandha regularly advises clients across the full range of their operations and activities and has extensive experience in matters pertaining to onshore and offshore structuring, joint ventures, business transfers, acquisitions, investments (inbound and outbound), corporate restructuring, legal due diligences (buy side and sell side), buybacks, regulatory approvals. Sugandha also advises banks, non banking finance companies and borrowers in relation to debt transactions, including syndicated and bilateral lending, debenture issuances (both listed and unlisted), structured finance transactions, external commercial borrowings by Indian companies and debt restructuring.
Prior to joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, Sugandha was a Partner at AZB & Partners and has also worked with J Sagar Associates and ICICI Bank.
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Advised the Carlyle group in relation to their investment in PNB Housing Finance Limited
Advised Arrow Electronics (a US corporation listed on the NYSE) in relation to their acquisition of eInfochips Limited
Advised General Atlantic on sale of their investment in IBS Software to Blackstone
Advised Milestone Capital and HCC in relation to sale of their investment in 24X7 Business Park to the Blackstone group
Advised Warburg Pincus in relation to the setting up of an investment platform as a joint venture with the Embassy group
Advised WMF Gmbh in relation to a joint venture with Coffee Day in India
Advised various listed companies including, Infosys Limited and TCS Limited on their share buy back
Advised Thomas Cook (India) Limited in relation to acquisition of Kuoni’s Destination Management business
Advised Panasonic Healthcare in Panasonic Healthcare’s acquisition of the global diabetes care business of Bayer
Regularly advised Accenture on their global and Indian acquisitions
Advised Shapoorji Pallonji on the sale of an IT Park in Chennai to a JV company of CPPIB
Advised Tata-Siemens consortium on their bid for the Pune Metro project
Advised Karvy on sale of their retail lending business
Advised Newscorp on its acquisition of VCCircle
Advised Konecranes on their acquisition of WMI Cranes Limited
Advised Nomura in relation to the acquisition of Lehman Brothers Fixed Income Securities Private Limited (the primary dealer entity of Lehman Brothers in India) by Nomura
Regularly advised KKR Asset Finance on their debt and structured debt transactions
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