Mergers & Acquisitions

Post election of the Modi led Government, the past couple of years in India have shown a considerable growth in the Mergers and Acquisitions ('M&A') segment. The key sectors in 2015 which reflected a high volume of M&A activity were IT-ITes, healthcare, energy, pharma, e commerce, banking and financial services sectors.

The investor sentiment has changed favourably and a further increase in the volume of M&A activity is expected to be witnessed in the near future due to the Government's reform agenda and policies which have been formulated to encourage foreign investments. Such initiatives range from introduction of the Start-up Policy and the new bankruptcy law to a faster pace of approvals as part of the ease of doing business in India campaign launched by the Government.

We have an experienced team of professionals who have been providing strategic support to a large number of domestic and international clients in the M&A domain, ranging from assistance in due diligence, negotiations and conceptualisation, to documentation and closure support.

Our services in an M&A transaction are generally divided under the following phases:

(a) Due Diligence and Negotiation support

(b) Conceptualization/ Evaluation assistance

(c) Establishment/ Setting up of proposed structure

(d) Implementation assistance

Our Firm renders advice/ assistance in evolving an appropriate mechanism with respect to proposed structure keeping in the backdrop of the various prevailing laws. This entails conceptualisation and evaluation of the possible alternatives, and selection of the most suitable alternative. Based on selection of the most optimum structure, we also provide services relating to entity establishment.Our Firm renders necessary implementation assistance, including review of relevant documentation/ agreementsm relating to the identified structure and assistance in obtaining any statutorily mandated approvals, for successful implementation of the identified structure.

We also liaise and coordinate with our overseas counterparts for facilitating establishment of an efficient structure.