Private Equity & Venture Capital

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OUR PRACTICE

The Firm’s lawyers are established market leaders who have helped shaped the legal landscape in this space, contributing to regulatory and policy formulation. Their extensive experience and technical expertise, coupled with a sharp client focus and integrity has resulted in our being the ‘go to’ firm for India’s largest and most complex PE deals and VC fund raises.

In-depth, sectoral knowledge of operational issues and our in–house forensics’ inputs from a compliance perspective brings added value to the due diligence needed to make informed investment decisions. Our strong networks comprising industry veterans and former regulators, specialists in taxation and intellectual property further raise the bar.

Front–running practice widely admired for its outstanding experience representing high–end international funds in all types of private equity investments. Highly sought after for its advice on the efficient structuring of investments, tax planning and regulatory issues. Notable strength advising on private equity transactions involving the financial services, real estate, healthcare and retail sectors, particularly those with cross–border aspects.

WHAT WE DO

We tailor our advice to realise key investment objectives in line with regulatory frameworks, including devising effective, strategic entry and exit structures. This also involves identifying regulatory red flags and guidance on the practicalities of doing business in India. Our stance towards negotiations is pragmatic; protecting clients’ needs is as important as closing the deal. Post investment, we continue to engage with advice on ongoing regulatory issues in the management of their portfolio companies.

The Practice

Superb Associates ’s standout private equity practice is consistently ranked on top of private equity league tables by all major ranking agencies and publications. Our market-leading and dynamic team offers end-to-end services to our clients ranging from fund formation, investment advisory, step-down portfolio acquisitions and exits. Our core team is complimented by Tier 1 practices such as Tax, Antitrust and Competition, Regulatory, Capital Markets, White Collar Investigations and Dispute Resolution – a seldom understood need in transactions involving financial sponsors.

Our team routinely advises leading private equity firms such as Apax Partners, Advent International, Brookfield Asset Management, Global Infrastructure Partners, Temasek Holdings, and The Blackstone Group.

The Execution

We represent a wide range of global, regional and domestic financial sponsors including private equity funds, banks, real estate private equity funds, general partners, hedge funds, specialist secondary funds, private debt funds, infrastructure funds, pension funds and other sources of capital across asset classes. We also advise Indian companies / corporate groups receiving private equity investments in domestic or cross-border deals.

The Superb Associates Advantage

Our vast experience with high-profile, market leading mandates as well as middle market deals gives us exceptional insights into the private equity landscape and enables us to help clients anticipate issues and provide commercial solutions. Superb Associates offers about 200 technically strong lawyers in the M&A and Private Equity practice group with about 60 partners who bring extensive experience to the table. Clients note our calibre as seasoned practitioners and praise our ‘legal understanding coupled with commercial understanding’ (as quoted in Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2018).

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