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Khaitan & Co. tops Legal Advisor League Tables for Private Equity Deals in 2018 (9M)


Khaitan & Co. topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Legal Advisors to Private Equity & Venture Capital deals in the 9 month period ending September 2018, advising deals worth $16.1 Billion (across 44 deals) followed by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas ($15.7 Billion across 49 deals) and Trilegal ($14.3 billion across 20 deals). (KCO, CAM and Trilegal were advisors to $12 Billion exit by investors from Flipkart.) Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas ($9.7 Billion across 47 deals) and AZB & Partners ($7.7 Billion across 61 deals) came in at fourth and fifth respectively. 

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 tables also include Private Equity investments and exits in Real Estate advised by law firms.

By Deal Volume

With 61 deals AZB & Partners re-claimed the top spot followed by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (49 deals). Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas took the third place. KCO and J Sagar Associates (41 deals) completed the top 5 spots.

Q3 2018

J Sagar Associates, Platinum Partners and foreign law firms Jones Day, Greenberg Traurig, Cleary Gottlieb, acted as legal advisors to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and TPG Capital's $1.2 Billion investment in UPL Corp (to finance the acquisition of Arysta Lifescience).

Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

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