Amarchand Tops League Table for Legal Advisors to M&A Transactions in 2013

Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners follow at Nos. 2 & 3 respectively
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CHENNAI, India - Feb. 1, 2014 - PRLog -- Amarchand & Mangaldas topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Most Active Legal Advisor to M&A transactions for 2013 with 136 points (across 37 qualifying deals) followed by Khaitan & Co. with 92 points (across 25 deals) while AZB & Partners came in next with 90 points (26 deals).

The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on volume of Private Equity and M&A transactions (combined with credits based on fulfilment of criteria) advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.

Amarchand & Mangaldas advised M&A deals during the year included the $2.47 Billion acquisition of Videocon’s stake in Mozambique gas field by ONGG Videsh and Oil India Limited and the Holcim - Ambuja Cements restructuring deal. Khaitan & Co. advised deals included Torrent Pharmaceuticals’ $323 million acquisition of formulations business of Elder Pharmaceuticals and the $214 million stake increase by Standard & Poor's McGraw Hill in rating agency CRISIL. AZB advised M&A deals in 2013 included the $150 million acquisition of Ashirvad Pipes by Belgium-based Aliaxis Group and the completion of the 55% stake acquisition in Cello Pens by France’s BIC.

Other legal advisors who had advised a significant number of M&A deals during the year included  and Trilegal (66 points, 20 deals), J Sagar Associates (40 points, 10 deals) and Tatva Legal (34 points, 10 deals).

Amarchand & Mangaldas also topped the table in terms of value of the deals advised, followed by Luthra & Luthra          (whose notable deals during the year included the $1.75 Billion acquisition of Strides Arcolab’s Agila Specialties division by Mylan Laboratories and Indiabulls Group’s buyout of Farallon Capital from its real estate project subsidiaries. S&R Associates came in next in terms of deals advised by value.

Khaitan & Co. topped the Inbound deals chart with 16 deals, followed by Amarchand and AZB with 14 and 13 deals respectively. AZB & Partners led the Outbound M&A deals with four deals. Amarchand & Mangaldas deal count included 22 domestic deals, followed by AZB and Khaitan & Co. with 9 deals each.

New Entrants to the Venture Intelligence M&A table for Legal Advisors during 2013 include Finsec Law, P&C Legal and Bharucha & Partners. The full league table can be viewed online at

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