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Partner in the General Corporate Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Pooja has over fourteen years of experience advising domestic and international clients on a range of commercial laws and strategic issues. Pooja specializes in cross border M&A, PE / VC investments, joint ventures as well as post-deal issues and shareholder disputes. She has advised on transactions across industries including cement, mining, manufacturing, telecom, media & entertainment, real estate, seeds & agriculture, hospitality, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and IT & ITeS as well as a wide range of structures and instruments including equity, structured debt and mezzanine finance. She has advised several leading private equity funds as well as leading Indian and international business houses.

Pooja has been recognised as one of the three “Next Generation Indian Corporate and M&A Lawyers” in 2016 and 2017 by Legal 500. She can be reached at

Evolving Private Equity Trends in India – Buyout Transactions


Private equity (PE) transactions in India conventionally comprised minority investments in Indian companies. However, maturing market conditions and an increasingly favourable regulatory landscape have been providing tailwinds to PE firms to undertake buyout transactions. Many PE firms investing in India have gained significant experience to deal with the governance and regulatory risks that Indian markets pose. This enables them to leverage their expertise from running businesses globally to managing businesses in India.
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