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Corporate, PE investments in EV start-ups grow 170% in 2019 to $397 mn: Business Standard

A Business Standard article quotes Venture Intelligence data on rising investments in the EV space:
Investment flows into such start-ups in 2019 (until the end of November) have grown nearly 170 per cent to $397 million, compared with $147 million in the first 11 months of last year. 
The $306-million investment in Ola Electric Mobility by SoftBank Corp, the Arun Sarin family, Ratan Tata and Matrix, in two tranches - $56 million in February and $250 million July 2019 - has been the biggest funding in value terms, show data from Venture Intelligence.



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GLOBAL TAKE-DOWN OF DEFAMATORY CONTENT BY ONLINE PLATFORMS
An intense international debate is on relating to merits of global blocking of offensive and defamatory content including any URLs/web links/videos uploaded from global domains by online platforms such as Facebook Inc., Google Inc., YouTube LLC, Google Plus, Twitter etc. (the “Online Platforms”). This interesting issue was recently considered in detail by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in the matter of Swami Ramdev and Anr. vs. Facebook, Inc. and Ors. [CS(OS) 27/2019].
Facts of the Case: The petitioner Swami Ramdev approached the Delhi High Court to inter alia seek a permanent and mandatory injunction against the Online Platforms for disseminating various defamatory remarks and information including videos, based on a book titled “Godman to Tycoon – The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev”. Though an interim order was granted by the Delhi High Court on January 24, 2019, directing removal of the offending URL and weblinks for the Indian do…

Hedge Funds are losing out to Private Equity

An article by Institutional Investor covers an EY's 2019 Global Alternative Fund Survey on institutional investors moving allocation from Hedge Funds to Private Equity. Snapshots from the article are below: In 2019, hedge funds made up 33 percent of institutional investors’ allocations to alternatives. That’s a 7 percentage point drop from 2018, according to EY’s 2019 global alternative fund survey released Wednesday. Private equity was the big winner, growing to 25 percent of investors’ alternatives bet from 18 percent the year before, EY reported. Alternatives as a whole made up a quarter of investors’ portfolios, up slightly from 24 percent last year.We’ve seen that hedge fund offerings have been challenged on a number of fronts. Your long-only and long-short equity managers are continuing to face pressure from ETFs and institutional investors that can do that on their own, Ryan Munson, a partner in EY’s asset and wealth management practice and an author of the report, said in …

Considering Litigation in India | Part II: Legal Capsule by Veyrah Law

Considering Litigation in India | Part II - Know yourself and your opponent before picking a fight! This article is in continuation of the earlier article where we outlined the challenges associated with pursuing a litigation in India. As highlighted in our earlier article, litigating in India can be a time consuming and relatively expensive affair. Anyone planning to engage in commercial litigation in India should utilize litigation only as a means to achieve a desired settlement. In this context, one should be mindful of certain factors that may determine the strategy to achieve the desired settlement. These become more relevant for mid-market businesses, given the constraints on capital and man-power at their disposal. Some important aspects for anyone to consider before engaging in a litigation are as follows: What is your capacity to litigate? Understanding one’s capability and exploring options accordingly may seem to be a simple and logical approach. But, this is rarely ever se…

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas tops League Table for Legal Advisors to M&A deals in Jan - Sep 2019

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) topped the Venture Intelligence League Table for Legal Advisors to M&A Transactions in Jan - Sep 2019 advising deals worth $13.9 Billion (across 35 qualifying deals). AZB & Partners ($11.3 Billion across 41 deals) and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) ($11.0 Billion across 30 deals) took the second and third spot respectively. L&L Partners ($9.2 Billion across 21 deals) and Khaitan & Co. ($8.0 Billion across 65 deals) completed the top five.

The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on value of PE and M&A transactions advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.
SAM and AZB advised the GRUH Finance - Bandhan Bank merger and Brookfield's buyout of Pipeline Infrastructure from Reliance Industries. L&L Partners and SAM advised Bhushan Power and Steel takeover by JSW Steel. CAM, JSA and L&L Partners acted as legal advisors t…

AZB & Partners tops League Table for Legal Advisors to Private Equity deals in Jan - Sep 2019

AZB & Partners topped the Venture Intelligence League Table for Legal Advisors to Private Equity Transactions in Jan - Sep 2019 advising deals worth $13 Billion (across 71 qualifying deals). Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) ($8.3 Billion across 49 deals) and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) ($7.1 Billion across 47 deals) took the second and third spot respectively. Khaitan & Co. ($4.1 Billion across 54 deals) and Trilegal ($3.5 Billion across 26 deals) completed the top five.

The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on value of PE and M&A transactions advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.
AZB and CAM advised Brookfield's $3.7 Billion acquisition of Reliance Tower Infrastructure Trust. AZB and SAM advised Brookfield's $1.9 Billion buyout of Pipeline Infrastructure from Reliance Industries. AZB and CAM advised Carlyle's $678 million investment in SBI Lif…

Arpwood tops League Table for Financial Advisors to M&A deals in Jan - Sep 2019

Arpwood Capital topped the Venture Intelligence League Table for Financial Advisors to M&A Deals for Jan - Sep 2019, advising M&A deals worth $4.1 Billion (across 5 qualifying deals). Ambit Corporate Finance ($3.4 Billion across 5 deals) and Deloitte ($2.9 Billion across 9 deals) took the second and third spot respectively. Ernst & Young ($2.8 Billion across 10 deals) and KPMG ($2.2 Billion across 8 deals) completed the top five.

The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on value of PE and M&A transactions advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.
The largest deal advised by Arpwood Capital was the merger betweenGRUH Finance and Bandhan Bank worth $3 Billion. Ambit Corporate Finance advised Brookfield's $1.9 Billion buyout of Pipeline Infrastructure from Reliance Industries. Deloitte advised the acquisition of Rural Electrification Corporation by Power Financ…