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January 30, 2013

AZB, JSA Top League Table for Most Active Legal Advisor for PE Transactions in 2012


AZB & Partners retained its status – for the third consecutive year - as the Most Active Legal Advisor for Private Equity transactions during 2012. According to the Venture Intelligence League Tables, AZB finished the year with 116 points (across 29 qualifying deals). J Sagar Associates vaulted to the second spot with 112 points (across 28 deals). Amarchand & Mangaldas and Trilegal finished joint third with 90 points each (across 23 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.

AZB advised deals during the period included Warburg Pincus’ acquisition of controlling stake in publicly listed Future Capital and IFC's $75 million investment in publicly listed Religare Enterprises. JSA advised deals included Temasek’s $137 million investment in listed Godrej Consumer Products and Ocean Sparkle’s $37 million fund raise from Stanchart PE. Other legal advisors who advised a significant number of PE deals during the year included IndusLaw (22 deals) and ALMT Legal (20 deals).

Amarchand & Mangaldas topped the tables in terms of deals advised by value, including the $1 billion investment by Bain Capital and GIC in Genpact and the $125 million investment by General Atlantic in Fourcee Infrastructure Equipments. AZB & Partners came in second while Trilegal, (which advised Morgan Stanley’s $211 million investment in Continuum Wind Energy) finished third in terms of deals advised by value.

The year also saw a lot of new entrants like Vichar Partners, HSB & Partners, Bird & Bird, Kochhar & Co. enter the Venture Intelligence Most Active Legal Advisors for Private Equity league table.

The full table can be viewed online at http://ventureintelligence.in/leaguelaw-pe.htm

About Venture Intelligence

Venture Intelligence, a division of Chennai, India-based TSJ Media Pvt. Ltd., is the leading provider of data and analysis on Private Equity and M&A transactions in India. For more information, please visit http://www.ventureintelligence.in



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