Mergers & Acquisitions

We regularly advise our clients on M&As (which include setting up entities – greenfield and brownfield (acquisitions, joint ventures)). We cover both the listed (public quoted companies) and the unlisted space.

Our M&A services include mergers, demergers, business transfer / slump sale, reduction of capital etc. so that depending on the client’s requirement, we provide structuring advise and effectuate them.

Our M&A services provide end-to-end support be it drafting non-disclosure agreements, term sheets, conducting due diligence and providing the due diligence report, draft / amend and negotiate transaction documents / disclosure documents as well as any linked documents, assisting in fulfilling conditions precedent, assisting in closing (including all relevant filings) and conditions post-closing / subsequent.

If a transaction requires regulatory clearance, our services cover that too.

Our securities laws M&As services include open offers / delisting.

Our M&A services, attracting foreign exchange regime, include providing advice and supporting foreign entities with respect to foreign direct investment into India commonly known as FDI, and Indian entities having global investments such as overseas direct investment, commonly known as ODI.  

Our M&A and general corporate services are sector agnostic as we have considerable experience in various sectors be it technology, media, healthcare, energy, infrastructure, etc.

Mergers and Acquisitions (greenfield (organic) / brownfield (inorganic)) – distressed and non-distressed:

  • Drafting documents which include joint venture agreements, shareholders’ agreement, share subscription agreement, share purchase agreement, investment agreement, business transfer / slump sale agreement, limited liability partnership agreement, consortium agreements, charter documents (which should reflect the transaction documents’ positions) etc.
  • Conducting legal due diligence and providing high level or detailed due diligence report. We also customize our diligence observations in formats mandated by overseas counsel.
  • Assisting businesses in entity selection (e.g., a limited company (private or public), LLP (limited liability partnership), trusts (depending on requirements this could be a public trust (charitable) or a private trust (funds formation, succession planning etc.).
  • Drafting mergers / demergers / reduction of capital documents. The above is implemented in India through the National Company Law Tribunal.
  • Assisting in distressed acquisition. This is implemented in India through the National Company Law Tribunal.
  • Compliance and obtaining regulatory approvals (sector specific approvals) and approvals in terms of competition laws / anti-trust laws / securities laws / information technology laws.


M&A through the National Company Law Tribunal

  • Mergers and demergers.
  • Reduction of capital.
  • Acquisition of distressed assets.