Private Equity

AZB & Partners’ formidable Private Equity (PE) practice is an established preferred partner to PE firms seeking counsel on high-value transactions and deals, across a wide variety of sectors and stages of investment. The Firm’s success is a result of its deep and authentic understanding of the legal, commercial and regulatory environment and issues for private equity investments.

The Firm continues to be involved in most of the largest and noteworthy PE deals in India, including complex cross-border, highly structured deals in regulated sectors.

Having worked on a number of marquee deals, members of our PE practice have an incredible depth of experience. Many of these deals have been the first of their kind in the Indian market. These range from minority investments, control deals and buy-outs (leveraged and unleveraged) to distressed asset and special situations investments. The Firm is cognizant of the fact that its approach must differ based on the nature of the investment, which is why we tailor our counsel specifically to match the key objectives of the client. Our goal has been to enable clients achieve efficient financing, entry and exit structures so as to realise the requisite IRR – a key challenge facing investors in India today.

Our work includes:

  • Advising on structures for efficient investment routing and exit, tax planning and regulatory procedures required for making an investment (and assisting in obtaining such approvals)
  • Negotiating the terms and conditions of individual investments with portfolio companies
  • Conducting due diligences
  • Providing advice on monitoring and maintaining investments
  • Listed, unlisted, PIPE and buyout deals
  • Handling capital requirements at various stages in the life cycle of a portfolio company

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