The importance of private equity and venture capital investors in supporting Indian businesses is well acknowledged. A private equity / venture capital deal raises challenges related to finance, tax, governance, regulatory issues, employees and intellectual property. The Firm’s fund lawyers advise clients at every phase of the investment lifecycle and across a spectrum of industry sectors. In this rapidly evolving and heavily competitive field, the Firm as among the leading law firms for private equity in India, has a wealth of experience in representing both domestic and foreign funds as well as the prospective investee companies and their promoters.
Dua Associates ‘ dedicated team of private equity lawyers in India, with extensive experience in equity capital market, debt/money market and derivative market transactions, has advised and assisted the government, public sector undertakings as well as private parties on Qualified Institutions Placement, Initial Public Offerings, Further/Follow on Public Offering, Offers for Sale, Foreign Currency Convertible Bond Offerings, Global Depository Receipts Offering as well as listing of debt instruments and matters pertaining to Indian securities laws. We provide hands-on assistance at every stage of the transaction, from the negotiation of the term sheet to the negotiation, drafting and review of definitive. agreements such as Subscription Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Shareholders Agreements, Escrow Agreements and other ancillary documentation to the closure of the transaction and requisite formalities associated thereto. The Firm also advises on the exit phase of the transaction including in respect of exit structuring and associated documentation.
The team at Dua Associates are also able to parlay their experience to effectively advise private equity and venture capital funds and Indian promoters on the plethora of legal and practical issues which a potential private equity investment may attract such as exit obligations towards the investor, extent of management rights generally granted to investors, economic aspects of the proposed transaction and the possible implications and risks associated with the transaction. The Firm also has vast experience in advising on venture capital investments and growth financing.
This practice is highly ranked and over the years the Firm has advised and/or worked on some of the country’s most well recognised transactions.
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