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January 30, 2013

Amarchand, Khaitan & Co. Top League Table for Most Active M&A Legal Advisors in 2012

Amarchand & Mangaldas topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Most Active Legal Advisor for M&A transactions for 2012 with 114 points (across 30 qualifying deals) followed by Khaitan & Co. with 108 points (across 28 deals) while AZB & Partners came in next with 92 points (27 deals).

The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on volume of PE and M&A transactions (combined with credits based on fulfilment of criteria) advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.

Amarchand & Mangaldas advised M&A deals during the year included the $2 Billion acquisition of United Breweries by Diageo and Legrand's acquisition of UPS business of Numeric Power Systems. Khaitan & Co. advised deals included Tech Mahindra’s $87 million acquisition of Hutchison Global Services and the acquisition of L&T’s Plastic Machinery business by Toshiba. Other legal advisors who had advised a significant number of M&A deals during the year included J Sagar Associates (24 deals) and ALMT Legal (17 deals).

Amarchand & Mangaldas also topped the table in terms of value of the deals advised, followed by AZB & Partners (whose notable deals during the year include $350 million acquisition of Lodestone Holdings by Infosys and BPO giant Genpact’s acquisition of Atyati Technologies. Khaitan & Co. came in next in terms of deals advised by value.

Amarchand & Mangaldas advised seven outbound deals, followed by Khaitan & Co. with six deals and J Sagar Associates with five deals. Khaitan & Co topped the inbound deals chart with 13 deals with AZB and Amarchand sharing the second spot (11 deals each). AZB & Partners led the domestic M&A deals advised with 13 deals while Amarchand & Mangaldas and Khaitan & Co. advised twelve and eleven domestic M&A deals respectively.

New Entrants to the Venture Intelligence M&A table for Legal Advisors during 2012 include Vichar Partners, Novojuris, S Eshwars Consultants and Kochhar & Co.

The full league table can be viewed online at

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