AZB Continues to Reign as Most Active Legal Advisor to Private Equity Transactions in 2013

 
 
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CHENNAI, India - Feb. 1, 2014 - PRLog -- AZB & Partners retained its status – for the fourth consecutive year - as the Most Active Legal Advisor for Private Equity transactions during 2013. According to the Venture Intelligence League Tables, AZB finished the year with 166 points (across 42 qualifying deals). ALMT Legal and K Law vaulted to the second spot with 80 points (across 20 deals) each.  Amarchand & Mangaldas, Samvad Partners and NovoJuris finished joint third with 76 points each (across 19 deals).

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

AZB advised deals during the period included KKR’s acquisition of controlling stake in Alliance Tire Group and Baring Asia's $256 million investment in Lafarge India. Large transactions advised by ALMT Legal included Emcure Pharmaceuticals’ attracting of a $150 million investment from Bain Capital, while K Law advised Nexus Ventures and Kalaari Capital on their participation in the $50 million round raised by e-commerce firm Snapdeal.com.

AZB & Partners also topped the tables in terms of deals advised by value, including the $460 million investment by KKR in Alliance Tire Group and the $256 million investment by Baring Asia in Lafarge India. Amarchand & Mangaldas (which advised KKR’s $200 million investment in Gland Pharma) came in second while Khaitan & Co. (which advised Apax Partners’ $420 million investment in GlobalLogic) finished third in terms of deals advised by value.

The year also saw a lot of new entrants like Bharucha & Partners and P&C Legal enter the Venture Intelligence Most Active Legal Advisors for Private Equity league table.

The full league tables can be viewed online at http://ventureintelligence.in/leagues.php

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