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October 16, 2017

AZB advises PE deals worth about $11 B in First 9 Months of 2017

AZB & Partners continued to top the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Private Equity Transactions during the first nine months 2017 advising deals worth $10.9 Billion. AZB was followed by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas ($5.8 B) and Khaitan & Co. ($4.3 B). J Sagar Associates ($2.2 B) and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas ($2.1 B) completed the top 5 for the year so far.

AZB topped the table by number of deals as well reporting 60 qualifying deals followed by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (53 deals) and Khaitan & Co. (30 deals). Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (23 deals) and IndusLaw (22 deals) completed the top 5 by deal volume.

Among foreign firms, Gunderson Dettmer advised 3 deals worth $2.9 B including SoftBank's investments in Flipkart and Oyo Rooms.

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.

In Q3 2017

The Indian legal advisors to the mega $2.5 Billion Flipkart - SoftBank deal included AZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co. AZB & Partners also advised the IPO Exit of Fairfax from ICICI Lombard General Insurance

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Desai & Diwanji, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, and foreign firms Latham & Watkins and Slaughter & May advised the Carlyle investment in SBI Cards & Payments. Apart from Gunderson Dettmer, AZB & Partners, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, IndusLaw, and Themis Associates advised the SoftBank investment in Oyo Rooms.

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