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Amarchand Tops League Table for Legal Advisors to M&A Transactions in 2013
Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners follow at Nos. 2 & 3 respectively
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’
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 http://ventureintelligence.in/
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