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Venture Capital and Private Equity are two forms of financial support for investment in India utilized by businesses at manifold stages. At King Stubb & Kasiva (KSK), we understand the intricacies and nuances that arise from regulatory requirements and market practices in private equity and venture capital investment in India (including cross-border investments). As a result, we tailor our recommendations to our client’s specific needs. 

The lawyers at KSK are experienced market leaders who have extensive experience working in the legal landscape of private equity in India and venture capital in India, contributing to regulatory and policy formulation. We tailor our advice recognizing the key investment in India objectives, including devising effective, strategic entry and exit structures. This also comprises of identification of regulatory red flags and guidance in establishing business in India.  

What sets KSK apart is how efficiently the team partners with the client throughout their cycle, from fund formation to growth transactions and all stages of investment in India. Our rich experience along with the in-depth technical knowledge of our Private Equity practice makes us the go-to firm for most of the leading national and international institutions for matters pertaining to private equity in India and venture capital in India. 

Our Services

The Firm has worked on many complex and trend-setting transactions in various industries including e-commerce, financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, insurance, and real estate. Our services include:  

  • Drafting, reviewing, finalizing and advising on term sheets  & structuring of investment deals. 
  • Drafting the definitive documents viz. share subscription agreement, share purchase agreement, joint venture agreement, shareholders’ agreement, investment agreement and other transaction-related agreements. 
  • Working closely with regulatory authorities like the SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India), RBI (Reserve Bank of India), FIFP (Foreign Investment Facilitation Portal),  and drafting applications, for regulatory approvals.  
  • Negotiating the definitive documents with the counter-party/ies pragmatically to ensure mission-critical terms are agreed upon. 

Key Highlights

We use a versatile approach for this practice and draw on the strength of our other practices. Our Firm provides legal services to Private Equity and Venture Capital funds across the full range of their operations and activities.  

  • Represented a NY-headquartered private equity fund and a Singapore-based private equity fund in relation to their USD 17 million investment in a Singapore-headquartered company in logistics space with footprints in India, UAE, Africa, and South East Asia. 
  • Represented a large Boston and Silicon Valley-headquartered private equity fund in its USD 45 million investment in an Indian mobile phone manufacturer. 
  • Advised Sherpalo, KPCB, and Vertex Management with a USD 40 million investment in Greendust Reverse Logistics Series B round. 
  • Assisted a San Francisco-headquartered private equity fund in connection with the infusion of USD 55 million in an Indian green energy company. 
  • Advised Walton Street Capital in its 100 Crore investment in Supertech, a Noida-based real estate developer. 

OUR SERVICES

The Firm has worked on many complex and trend-setting transactions in various industries including e-commerce, financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, insurance, and real estate. Our services include:  

  • Drafting, reviewing, finalizing and advising on term sheets  & structuring of investment deals. 
  • Drafting the definitive documents viz. share subscription agreement, share purchase agreement, joint venture agreement, shareholders’ agreement, investment agreement and other transaction-related agreements. 
  • Working closely with regulatory authorities like the SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India), RBI (Reserve Bank of India), FIFP (Foreign Investment Facilitation Portal),  and drafting applications, for regulatory approvals.  
  • Negotiating the definitive documents with the counter-party/ies pragmatically to ensure mission-critical terms are agreed upon. 

Key Highlights

We use a versatile approach for this practice and draw on the strength of our other practices. Our Firm provides legal services to Private Equity and Venture Capital funds across the full range of their operations and activities.  

  • Represented a NY-headquartered private equity fund and a Singapore-based private equity fund in relation to their USD 17 million investment in a Singapore-headquartered company in logistics space with footprints in India, UAE, Africa, and South East Asia. 
  • Represented a large Boston and Silicon Valley-headquartered private equity fund in its USD 45 million investment in an Indian mobile phone manufacturer. 
  • Advised Sherpalo, KPCB, and Vertex Management with a USD 40 million investment in Greendust Reverse Logistics Series B round. 
  • Assisted a San Francisco-headquartered private equity fund in connection with the infusion of USD 55 million in an Indian green energy company. 
  • Advised Walton Street Capital in its 100 Crore investment in Supertech, a Noida-based real estate developer. 

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FAQs

The types of Private Equity Investments in India are:

  • Venture Capital
  • Buyouts
  • Growth Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Fund of funds

Private Equity funds generally raise their funding from the following sources: 

  • High net-worth individuals 
  • Banks 
  • Insurance Companies 
  • Pension Funds 
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds 
  • Funds of Funds 
  • Offshore Investors 

Private equity is the capital investment made by high-net-worth firms or investors in private companies not listed on a stock exchange. These investors buy private firm shares or the authority to privatize public corporations and delist them from public stock exchanges.

On the other hand, when funds are invested in start-ups or small enterprises that wish to launch novel business concepts, it is known as venture capital. If a new private enterprise is unable to obtain finance from the public sector, venture capital may be an option. This sort of investing is promoted by young, highly qualified entrepreneurs despite its high level of risk.

Venture Capital firms in India are regulated by SEBI (AIF) Regulations 2012 and are classified as Alternative Investment Funds. Venture Capital Financing works like any other financing. A business having potential for growth shares its plans with a Venture Capital firm. The firm evaluates essential aspects of the business in accordance with its Investment Thesis. If the business fits the thesis the VC firm structures a deal and considers investing.

The firm has developed a unique service delivery model, that enables us to serve client requirements across 900+ locations in the country. This ability, combined with the competency of the lawyers in the firm, has enabled us, to garner several marquee clients, over the years recognizing the key objectives of investment in India.

King Stubb & Kasiva’s lawyers have an extensive understanding of the issues, that involve corporate affairs, private equity and venture capital, information technology, mergers and acquisitions, cyber security, data privacy, encryption, dispute resolution, arbitration and other related matters to advise clients . Being amongst the Best private equity and venture capital law firm in India, we have grown exponentially to be one of the top and fastest-growing law firms in India, which advises several clients from domestic as well as international markets.

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