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Monika Srivastava

Monika Srivastava

, New Delhi

Partner | Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Education


  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) National Law School of India University (2008)

Monika is a partner in the Corporate M&A practice group and is based in New Delhi.

Her practice covers private M&A, strategic investments, joint ventures, VC and CVC investments, and de-spac business combinations. In addition, she leads the educator sector practice at the firm and has considerable experience in the sector having represented prominent Indian and global education and ed-tech companies, financial sponsors and universities on a range of matters including investments, acquisitions, strategic alliances and regulatory issues. In addition, Monika does a lot of work in the tech sector and holds certain key client relationships such as Salesforce.

Monika worked at Linklaters LLP in London for a few years before joining the firm. She is a dual qualified lawyer with over 16 years of experience. She is recommended by clients for her pragmatic approach to deal-making, commercial acumen and in-depth sectoral knowledge. She is an independent director on the boards of two leading Indian companies and trusted strategic advisor to her clients. She also regularly publishes articles on M&A and sectoral issues in leading Indian publications.


Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh
  • Law Society of England & Wales, UK

Representative Matters

Monika Srivastava has represented and advised the following clients

Advent International

Advised on acquisition of a controlling stake in Manjushree Technopack Limited.

Apax Partners

Advised on the India leg of its global joint venture with Accenture for the Duck Creek business.

Bandhan Bank and its holding company

Advised in connection with IFC’s and GIC’s investment and reorganisation of Bandhan’s microfinance business.

Nippon Paint Holdings Company Limited

Advised on acquisition of the automotive paints business vertical of Berger Paints India Limited, as a carve-out transaction.

CX Partners and a consortium of investors

Advised on debt investment in Nspira, the educational services provider to Narayana Group of Institutions and restructuring of Narayana Group.

Laureate International Universities

Advised on various investments in the higher education space in India.

Stanford University

Advised on structuring various educational programmes offered in India and other legal and regulatory matters.

Child Fund International

Advised on restructuring its Indian operations and various regulatory matters.

Duck Creek Technologies LLC

Advised on the India leg of the global acquisition of Outline Systems Inc.

Salesforce Iqvia Partnership

Advised on Salesforce’s strategic partnership with Iqvia and India leg of various global transactions including acquisition of Slack.

Salesforce Ventures

Advised on its investments in Darwinbox, Atlan, Razorpay and Hashnode.


Advised on investment in an early-stage Indian ed-tech company.

RMG Acquisition Corp. II

Advised on its de-spac business combination with Renew Energy.

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Advised on the India leg of the global acquisition of Link Administration Holdings Limited.

Yamaha and Mitsui

Advised on investment in World of River Limited, Inc. (River).


Advised on acquisitions of Global Study Partners, Insofe Education, Harappa Learning, Centum Learning, and Wolves Recruitment, and multiple potential acquisitions in the higher education and upskilling sectors including Udacity.

Temasek-backed ABC World Asia

Advised on its Series E investment in Vedantu and subsequent acquisition of additional stake through a secondary purchaseon its Series E investment in Vedantu and subsequent acquisition of additional stake through a secondary purchase.

Amity Group

Advised on strategic investment by Avenu in its ed-tech company Univo.


Advised on potential acquisition of a leading K-12 school in Karnataka.

Johns Hopkins University

Advised on various structuring, legal, regulatory and advisory matters.

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