Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions



OVERVIEW

Our commercial and innovative approach and ease in interactions, resonate with clients eager to do business in India. Our clients include large Indian industrial houses and multinational corporations across industries. We work closely with in-house counsels, investment banks and accounting firms to achieve seamless implementation of any M&A transaction.

Ranked among the leading M&A advisors in India, JSA draws upon its experience of working on transactions across industries and all sizes to provide integrated solution oriented advice.

Our one-national-practice structure is a dedicated team of intelligent and talented M&A lawyers and robust infrastructure of well-equipped offices across important locations in India enables us to provide cost and time efficient services to our clients.

We handle full range of M&A transactions, including:

  • Acquisitions and divestments - of shares, assets and businesses (by private, public and listed entities);
  • Schemes of arrangement, mergers, demergers and amalgamations;
  • Leveraged buy-outs and management buy-outs;
  • Tender and exchange offers;
  • Sale and purchase of distressed assets; and
  • Restructurings, including capital and debt restructuring, buy-back of securities and reduction of capital.
Our sector focussed approach to work allows us to interact with diverse M&A clients and address the transactions in a more scientific manner with sector experts bringing to bear their experience. We are, therefore, well equipped to identify commercial issues specific to the sector and can assist the parties in reaching a resolution on various deal terms more effectively. Our rich history in India over two decades, allows us to understand and translate the regulator's approach to transactional issues, country risks where applicable, and forecast economic sector issues that may be relevant to a transaction.

We have the experience to provide end-to-end advise and assistance, including advising on high level structuring issues, conducting legal due diligence, participating in negotiations, drafting necessary documentation such as MoUs, term sheets, share purchase agreements, business transfer agreements, implementation agreements in case of complex transactions, corporate resolutions, schemes of arrangements, preparing requisite court applications and petitions, representing before the National Company Law Tribunals, High Courts and other statutory authorities such as the official liquidator, and the regional director of the Department of Company Affairs, and assisting with signings and closings.

The M&A practice collaborates with other practices and service lines, including competition laws, compliance, environment, employee and social benefits, among others so that a holistic approach is adopted to handle the transaction and we are able to provide effective guidance to clients. Our internal cross practice area training also ensures our lawyers are constantly abreast of changes at a ground level, and allied considerations are well accounted for in lending to deal perspectives on behalf of the client.

Last Updated on 25th January, 2019

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