Akshay is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial Practice Group in the Mumbai office. He primarily focuses on corporate and commercial transactions such as private equity / venture capital investments, acquisitions, strategic alliances, foreign investment laws and general corporate law advisory matters.
Akshay has also advised foreign universities, educational institutions and private equity / venture capital firms in their investment initiatives, including structuring their investments, in the Indian education sector. The RSG India report on law firms in India had identified him as a recommended associate by clients.
- Bar Council of Karnataka
Akshay Bhargav has represented and advised the following clients
Advised on acquisition of a controlling stake in Healthium MedTech (previously known as Sutures India), a leading independent medical devices player in India.
Advised on acquisition of minority stakes in Staragri Warehousing (a company providing postharvest solutions), Intas Pharmaceuticals (a global pharmaceutical formulation development, manufacturing and marketing company), Manthan Software (which mostly provides, business intelligence and analytics solutions for the retail and consumer packaged goods) and Oberoi Realty (which operates in the construction development sector).
Advised on initial USD 250 million (approximately) investment in ReNew Power (a company engaged in the production and supply of wind / renewable energy) and in its investment in Nova Specialty Hospitals (which focusses on short-stay surgical care).
Reliance Brands Limited
Advised on proposed acquisition of Hamleys, the iconic British toy-retailer.
Advised on the sale of its special economic zone to IDFC.
Bennett, Coleman and Company and its digital arm, Times Internet
Advised on the acquisition of a US-based cricket broadcaster, Willow TV International.
Advised on its most recent fund raise of approximately INR 7.4 billion from various investors.
Nirvana Venture Advisors
Advised on investment in Bigfoot Retail Solutions, an ecommerce enablement platform provider.
Advised on the investments in Furlenco (a furniture subscription brand based in Bangalore offering customised monthly packages with different styles and budget options) and Melorra (a jewelry brand inspired by global fashion runway trends).
Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Estate Planning, Trusts and Private Client
Partner, New Delhi
Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Restructuring & Insolvency