Ravindra Bandhakavi

Partner (Head-Private Equity)

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Ravindra’s expertise includes private equity and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He has advised several Private Equity Funds and Financial Institutions on their investments in India, across diverse industries.

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Qualifications

  • 2009 Master’s in Law, London Business School
  • 1999 B.A. LLB., National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
expertise

Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Private Equity

Sectors

  • Energy
  • Fintech
  • E-Commerce
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing

He is actively involved with investors looking at early stage to late stage investments and M&A transactions across various sectors.

He has worked with and advised leading funds, multi-lateral and state agencies, as well as strategic investors on private equity and M&A transactions in India and rest of South Asia.

According to Chambers & Partners, fund managers consider him to be a “go-to guy for any legal, regulatory or structural advice". He acts for several high-profile international funds, and is praised for being “very commercial, much focused, and a lawyer who always demonstrates a very positive approach“. In the most recent edition of the guide, clients have described him as “very knowledgeable" and capable of offering “very specific advice on regulatory issues."

Professional Experience

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in relation to its investment in Piramal Enterprises Limited, ECL Finance Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Edelweiss Financial Services Limited) and 91 Streets Media Technologies Private Limited (Pharmeasy).
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) in relation to its investment in Mintifi Private Limited, Smartpaddle Technologies (Bizongo), Shadowfax Technologies, Signature Global, Tikona Digital Networks Private Limited, Camlin Fine Sciences Limited, Hero Future Energies Limited, Religare Enterprises Limited, Future Consumer Enterprise Limited, SAMHI Hotels Private Limited, Lucid Colloids Limited, Suroyoday Small Finance Bank and Ujjivan Financial Services, Flexituff International Limited and Vivimed Labs Limited.
  • GIC in relation to its investment in Bharti Airtel.
  • New Enterprise Associates in relation to its investment in Intellisys Technologies and Research Limited, IndiaWorld Technologies Private Limited and a company manufacturing medical devices.
  • Warburg Pincus in relation to structured exit from Metropolis Healthcare Limited, investment in Amtek India Limited and exit from Max India Limited.
  • Eight Roads Ventures India III L.P (Fidelity) in relation to its investment in 91 Streets Media Technologies Private Limited (Pharmeasy) and Quicko Technosoft Labs Private Limited (Whatfix).
  • Asian Development Bank in relation to its investment in Annapurna Finance Private Limited.
  • Quadria Capital in relation to its investment in HealthCare At Home India Private Limited, a company engaged in the business of providing healthcare services and services to pharmaceutical companies.

Awards & Recognition

  • ‘Notable Practitioner’ in Private Equity & Mergers and Acquisitions, IFLR1000, 2000, 2020 & 2021
  • ‘Distinguished Practitioner’ in Private Equity, AsiaLaw 2020 & 2021
  • Chambers and Partners has consistently ranked him as a Leading Lawyer in Private Equity in India.

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, India

Qualifications

  • 2009 Master’s in Law, London Business School
  • 1999 B.A. LLB., National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
expertise

Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Private Equity

Sectors

  • Energy
  • Fintech
  • E-Commerce
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing