Our private equity and corporate structuring lawyers assist domestic, multinational and foreign companies in making acquisitions and investments in India and abroad. Our experience covers the entire private equity spectrum, including structuring and making equity investments, negotiating bridge and debt financing for portfolio companies, structuring follow-on investments and disposing of investments through private or public sales.
The team also provides advisory services in many different commercial projects and transactions, such as corporate formation and regulatory compliance (including licenses and permits), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, privatization, and various other investment transactions.
Our teams of lawyers, company secretaries and chartered accountants have expertise in the areas of corporate finance, capital raising, investment targeting, evaluation and assessment, transaction structuring and negotiations. The team has successfully concluded a range of commercial transactions in and outside India including organizing and executing due diligence exercises and identifying the most suitable and efficient legal and tax structure for investments. Our international expertise coupled with our local expertise allows us to provide our services to many international entities in various business ventures across the globe.
Also, the firm regularly publishes informative newsletters and alerts on covering areas like foreign direct investment (FDI) and taxation and distributes the same to the firm’s vast network of clients and friends.
Our specialist partners span the key global markets and our dedicated private equity practice has experience of the full range of private equity matters. It is the combination of our corporate, leveraged finance, securitisation, mezzanine, high-yield and full range of other finance expertise that makes us unique and ultimately a leading player in the market.
We represent private equity players in their formation and fund raising activities, as well as with all phases of their venture investment activities. We also represent emerging companies who seek venture capital financing as a means to expand their business or exploit other opportunities. With our balanced experience representing both constituents in the private equity community, we have developed a thorough understanding of the issues and concerns of all parties in the area.
FM representation of private equity and funds has focused on specific business plans and specific investment strategies. Our representation of clients has given us an intimate understanding of private equity funds, their goals and their limitations. We utilize Firm specialists in the critical areas of securities, tax, intellectual property and banking regulatory fields to ensure that we have addressed every important issue.
FM lawyers assist private equities funds, investment banks, financial institutions and individual investors with structuring and consummating private equity, debt or hybrid investments. Our practice is both transactional and compliance-related. FoxMandal has extensive experience in creating and documenting a variety of private investments, including private placements, mezzanine financings, and others. We represent private investors of all sizes, from large institutional funds and corporate investors to angel investors, and are experienced with the varied issues arising in early stage, later stage and mezzanine financing for offering types ranging from traditional private offerings to offshore private placements. Our group advises clients regularly regarding the formation and capitalization of fund of funds, venture funds, and private equity funds.
We also assist private equity fund clients and management boards initiate, structure and complete leveraged buyout offers to take companies private. Our Corporate Practice Group readily draws upon resources from our Tax, Finance, Employment and Securities Law practices when a particular transaction or matter requires a multidisciplinary approach.
In this era of heightened scrutiny, private equity funds and private companies must comply with a myriad of increasingly complex state and federal regulations. From fund formation to structuring and documenting complex deals, FM lawyers counsel our clients on the many rules and requirements governing every step of the transaction.
For investors and emerging businesses, the private equities and venture capital markets present both great opportunities and significant challenges. FM lawyers understand the advantages – and the potential pitfalls – for both investors and entrepreneurs in the private equities and venture capital markets.
The core of our approach is to thoroughly understand our clients’ business and provide the legal services and solutions to help our clients achieve their vision. With a wealth of legal experience across a variety of industries, FM provides a full-range of corporate, finance and business advisory services to our private equity clients.
The FM Corporate Practice Group focuses on private equity funds and investment companies, venture capital firms, their portfolio companies and start-ups or mid-sized companies raising funds in the private equities market.
Funds and fund investments
Our funds practice team serves clients including domestic and offshore private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds and mutual funds. We advise our clients on all aspects of fund organisation, structuring, including domicile, exemptions on registrations, tax efficiency and commercial issues like fee and compensation structure. We offer a broad array of legal know-how to support the formation and ongoing operations of our fund clients, ranging from fund organization and management to tax and litigation counsel.
In advising our clients across a full range of issues that they face in today’s rapidly evolving and changing economic and regulatory environments, we combine the resources of our general corporate advisory, tax, securities and employment practice groups to provide the full array of services to funds.
Our funds practice covers broadly the following:
Advising and assisting clients on other related matters including drafting of employment agreements of fund employees etc.