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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Advises Axis Bank on its INR. 11,626 Crores Fundraising

Nov 15, 2017   16:24 IST 
New Delhi | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas advised Axis Bank on its INR. 11,626 crores fundraising from multiple global and Indian marque investors including funds affiliated with Bain Capital,  Life Insurance Corporation of India and other investors. The proposed investment would be one of the largest private equity investment in the Indian banking sector. The Bank proposes to carry out the fund raising through a combination of equity shares and warrants by way of a preferential issue in terms of Chapter VII of the SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009. 


The Private Equity Group of the General Corporate Practice of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas acted as the legal counsel for Axis Bank Limited for all the legal aspects of the transaction. The transaction team was led by Mr. Shardul S. Shroff; Executive Chairman, and included Mr. Raghubir Menon, Regional Practice Head – Mumbai, M&A and PE, General Corporate;  Mr. Abhishek Guha, Partner;  Mr. Yogesh Chande, Partner;  Mr. Ankit Kejriwal, Senior Associate;  Ms. Anwesha Haldar, Senior Associate; Mr. Kanwardeep Kapany, Associate; Mr. Gaurav Malhotra, Associate; and Mr. Keegan Pavrey, Associate.


Other advisors to the involved in the transactions were as follows

  • AZB, Delhi (domestic legal counsel to Investor Group 1).

  • Kirkland & Ellis (international legal counsel to Investor Group 1).

  • JP Morgan (financial advisors to Investor Group 1).

  • Axis Capital (financial advisors to Axis Bank Limited).


The deal was signed on November 10, 2017 and the closure is subject to completion of conditions precedent including approval of the shareholders of Axis Bank Limited.


About Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. (SAM & Co), founded on almost a century of legal achievement, is one of India’s leading full-service law firms. The firm’s mission is to enable business by providing solutions as trusted advisers through excellence, responsiveness, innovation and collaboration. SAM & Co. is known globally for its exceptional practices in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, competition law, insolvency & bankruptcy, dispute resolution, capital markets, banking & finance and projects & infrastructure.


We have a pan- India presence and we have been at the helm of major headline transactions and litigations in all sectors, besides advising major multinational corporates on their entry into the Indian market and their business strategy. Currently, the Firm has over 521 lawyers, including 103 Partners, offering legal services through its offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai.

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