Bayer-Monsanto: Luthra, Cyril Amarchand handle $650m Indian leg of record-busting takeover

Source: Legally India "German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer AG has won over US seeds firm Monsanto Co. with an improved takeover offer of around $66 billion, ending months of wrangling after increasing its bid for a third time. The $128 a share deal, up from Bayer’s previous offer of $127.50 a share, is [...]

September 19th, 2016|

Blackstone readies India REIT listing

Source: The Times of India The world's largest private equity manager Blackstone Group, which is also the most prolific investor in Indian commercial properties, is finalizing plans to raise Rs 4,000 crore (about $600 million), through a listing of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) on the domestic stock exchanges, people directly familiar with the matter [...]

September 19th, 2016|

Khaitan for Aircel, JSA for R-COM in complex telecom mega-merger with CAM, foreigns

Source: Legally India Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Communications Ltd (R-Com) has signed a definitive agreement to merge its wireless business with smaller rival Aircel Ltd to create India’s third largest telecom operator by users,” reported Mint. Aircel owner Maxis Communications and Reliance will each own 50 per cent in the merged company, which will continue to [...]

September 16th, 2016|

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas acted as legal advisor to Welspun Enterprises Limited

Source: Indiainfoline Welspun Enterprises Limited has informed the Exchange that the Company indirectly holds 13.66% equity stake in Welspun Renewables Energy Private Limited ( WREPL ). WREPL has been divested to Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Tata Power Company Limited. The deal represents the largest transaction in renewables space in India. [...]

September 16th, 2016|

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas ranked as ‘Tier 1’ law firm for M&A in India

Singapore based Thomson Reuter’s entity the Asian Legal Business (ALB) in their September 2016 issue has released the “ALB Annual M&A Rankings 2016” featuring the best law firms for M&A in Asia and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas ranked as ‘Tier 1’ law firm for M&A in India. The editorial write up by ALB about India can [...]

September 13th, 2016|

Cyril Amarchand, Luthra on $385 mln India sports broadcast deal

Source: Asian Legal Business Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has advised Sony Pictures Networks on its agreement to buy TEN Sports, the sports broadcasting business of India's Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, for $385 million. The seller was represented by Luthra & Luthra. TEN Sports holds broadcast rights to major cricket boards in South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka [...]

September 8th, 2016|

CAM, NDA on $20m Ambit Pragma investment in Prime Focus

Source: Legally India Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) advised Prime Focus Technologies and Prime Focus whereby on Ambit Pragma Fund II’s investment into Prime Focus Technologies. Ambit was advised by Nishit Desai Associates. CAM Mumbai corporate partner Ravi Kumar acted for Prime. NDA partner Nishchal Joshipura acted for Ambit. The deal is values at $20m, according [...]

September 7th, 2016|


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