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Aakash Choubey

Aakash Choubey

, Mumbai

Partner | Corporate and Commercial, Private Equity, Public M&A

education

  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), National Law Institute University, Bhopal (2004)

Aakash is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial practice group in the Mumbai office. Aakash has advised several clients on corporate and commercial transactions, including private and public mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, private equity investments, and routine advisory on all aspects of Indian corporate and foreign investment laws. The Economic Times and Spencer Stuart recognised Aakash as one of the 40 under Forty Business Leaders for 2016. Aakash comes recommended by Chambers & Partners 2016 and 2017 for Private Equity and by IFLR 1000 for M&A and Private Equity for 2017. He was one of the ‘Rising Stars – 40 under 40’, and a nominee for ‘Young Achievers Award of the Year Law Firm’, for 2016 of Legal Era.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Young Bombay Forum, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Recognition and Accomplishments

  • The Economic Times and Spencer Stuart recognised Aakash as one of the 40 under Forty Business Leaders for 2016.
  • Aakash comes recommended by Chambers & Partners 2017, 2018 and 2019 for Private Equity, Chambers & Partners 2018 and 2019 for M&A, and IFLR 1000 for M&A and Private Equity for 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • He was one of the ‘Rising Stars – 40 under 40’, and a nominee for ‘Young Achievers Award of the Year Law Firm’, for 2016 of Legal Era.

Representative Matters

Aakash Choubey has represented and advised the following clients

Apax Partners

Advised on: (a) buy-out of Healthium Medtech from TPG and CX Partners, (b) investment in iGATE Corporation and acquisition of publicly-traded Patni Computers by iGATE Corporation for approx. USD 1.25 billion, (c) investments in Shriram City Union Finance, Cholamandalam Investments, GlobalLogic, Inc., among others.

The Blackstone Group

Advised of investments in CMS Computers Limited, Jagran Prakashan, and exits from Gokaldas Exports Limited and MTAR Technologies Private Limited, among others

TA Associates

Advised on several of the Indian investments, including in Tega Industries Limited for approx USD 40 million, ACT Technologies with investment value of approx USD 500 million, and IndiaIdeas.com Limited (Billdesk), and exit from Dr Lal PathLabs.

The Abraaj Group

Advised on (a) investments in BigBasket, along with Alibaba, (b) acquisition of controlling stake in Quality Care Limited from Advent International, (d) divestment of Newgen Knowledgeworks to The Carlyle Group, and (e) investment in BSR Superspeciality Hospitals.

Temasek Holdings

Advised on acquisition of L&T’s electrical division, along with Schneider-Electric, investments in SBI Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Glenmark, Crompton Greaves Limited, Intas Pharmaceuticals, Manthan Software Services, Staragri Warehousing, Oberoi Reality, and PolicyBazaar, among others.

Hospira Inc. (now Pfizer)

Advised on two business acquisitions, one of injectables business for approx USD 400 million, and the other of pen & carbapenems business for approx USD 230 million, both from Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited.

Sibur leading Russian petrochemicals company

Advised on its USD 450 million joint venture with Reliance Industries Limited.

Clayton, Dublier & Rice

Advised on carve-out acquisition of Ashland Water Technologies business of Ashland, Inc. for approx USD 1.8 billion.

Advent International Corporation

Advised on buy-out of Manjushree Technopack Limited from its promoters and Kedaara Capital.

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