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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas tops Legal Advisor League Table for M&A deals in 2018 (9M)


Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas (SAM) topped the Venture Intelligence League Table for Legal Advisors to M&A Transactions in the 9 month period ending September 2018. SAM advised M&A deals worth $50.1 Billion (across 38 qualifying deals) during the period. AZB & Partners (AZB) which advised deals worth $35 Billion across 54 deals came in at second place. Advising deals worth $26.6 Billion, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) followed next. Khaitan & Co. ($24.2 Billion) and Trilegal ($21.6 Billion) completed the Top 5. 

Four of the top 5 - SAM, CAM, Khaitan and Trilegal - were advisors to the Walmart-Flipkart deal.

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.

By Deal Volume

AZB topped the tables in terms of deal volume with 54 deals, followed by Khaitan & Co. and SAM. CAM finished at fourth spot while J Sagar Associates (with 22 deals worth $7.5 Billion) completed the Top 5.


Q3 2018 - Notable Deal

J Sagar Associates and Platinum Partners acted as legal advisors to UPL Corp's $4.2 Billion acquisition of Arysta Lifescience. Foreign legal advisors to the deal included Jones Day and Greenberg Traurig.


DSK Legal and Kanga & Co. advised the $1.1 Billion Excel Crop Care and Sumitomo Chemicals merger.

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