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The Practice

Khaitan’s standout private equity practice is consistently ranked on top of private equity league tables by all major ranking agencies and publications. Our market-leading and dynamic team offers end-to-end services to our clients ranging from fund formation, investment advisory, step-down portfolio acquisitions and exits. Our core team is complimented by Tier 1 practices such as Tax, Antitrust and Competition, Regulatory, Capital Markets, White Collar Investigations and Dispute Resolution – a seldom understood need in transactions involving financial sponsors.

Our team routinely advises leading private equity firms such as Apax Partners, Advent International, Brookfield Asset Management, Global Infrastructure Partners, Temasek Holdings, and The Blackstone Group.

The Execution

We represent a wide range of global, regional and domestic financial sponsors including private equity funds, banks, real estate private equity funds, general partners, hedge funds, specialist secondary funds, private debt funds, infrastructure funds, pension funds and other sources of capital across asset classes. We also advise Indian companies / corporate groups receiving private equity investments in domestic or cross-border deals.

The Khaitan Advantage

Our vast experience with high-profile, market leading mandates as well as middle market deals gives us exceptional insights into the private equity landscape and enables us to help clients anticipate issues and provide commercial solutions. Khaitan offers about 200 technically strong lawyers in the M&A and Private Equity practice group with about 60 partners who bring extensive experience to the table. Clients note our calibre as seasoned practitioners and praise our ‘legal understanding coupled with commercial understanding’ (as quoted in Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2018).

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Key Deals

Flipkart Internet Private Limited

Advised on sale to Walmart, Inc. and investment by Softbank’s Vision Fund for a total consideration amount of USD 18.5 billion combined for Flipkart and Softbank.

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Advent International Corporation

Advised on investments in Manjushree Technopack, Quest Global Services and CARE Hospitals for a total consideration amount of over USD 500 million

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Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

Advised on acquisition of electrical and automation business unit of L&T, along with Schneider Electric for a total consideration amount of over USD 2 billion

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The Blackstone Group

Advised on investments in CMS Computers, Jagran Prakashan, Gateway Rail Freight Limited, MTAR and FINO; and exits from CMS Info, Gokaldas Exports Limited, MTAR, Gateway Rail Freight Limited, Jagran Prakashan and CMS IT Services

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Apax Partners

Advised on investments in Healthium, Shriram City Union Finance, Cholamandalam, Patni, GlobalLogic and exit from Apollo Hospitals for a total consideration of over USD 3 billion

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TA Associates

Advised on investments in Atria Convergence Technologies, BillDesk and Tega Industries for a total consideration of over USD 500 million

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IDFC Alternatives Limited

Advised on investments in First Solar, Essar Power, ASG Hospitals, Ascend Telecom, Zolostays & several others, exit from Essar Power and transfer to InvestCorp

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Fosun Pharma

Acquisition of 74% stake in Gland Pharma Limited from KKR and others for a total consideration of USD 1.09 billion

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Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

Advised on investments in Pine Labs, AU, Policy Bazaar, Crompton Consumer, Oberoi Realty, ICICI Prudential, Intas, Glenmark, Manthan, Staragri, SBI Life Insurance & several others for a total consideration of over USD 1.5 billion

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