PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL (VICTUS)

Victus, a Latin expression, refers to something that nourishes and sustains life. It is PSA’s practice group that focuses on PE/VC funds as well as start-ups. PSA advises financial investors on structuring their investments in India through trusts, limited liability partnerships, companies or other suitable entity structures, including advice on the Indian regulatory and tax (onshore and offshore) regime. We also assist investors in conducting due diligences of their portfolio companies and possess the requisite expertise to understand and evaluate business and legal risks across a range of sectors. With respect to start-ups, our role is not just limited to giving advice on legal aspects of the business but to counsel on their business as well as valuation and approach strategies for potential investors. Our continuous goal is to handhold start-ups from inception onwards.

 WHAT WE HAVE DONE

  • Advised global funds on their India strategy, market opportunities, and on various transactional issues in the formation  of the funds
  • Protected the interests of PE investors at the time of domestic or global M&As
  • Advised a PE fund on compliance and registration issues in a USD 900 million LBO in Asia with a substantial inflow of  money in the Indian subsidiary
  • Advised angel investors, HNIs, Indian industrialists and family businesses in various rounds of funding in multiple  start-ups engaged in different sectors including, food and beverages, hyper-local deliveries, education, hospitality,  healthcare, data analytics and services
  • Counselled multiple Indian investee companies in their efforts to raise capital from established PE players and FII’s in  multiple rounds of investments, including and up to Series D
  • Advised numerous start-ups on a range of contractual, corporate, licensing, foreign exchange, labor and compliance,  intellectual property, contracts, M&A, executive compensation, ESOP’s and dispute resolution related queries
  • Represented PE investors and FIIs on a host of issues in a USD 300 million transaction, where two US companies  merged and inherited listed Indian companies
HOLISTIC BUSINESS AND LEGAL ADVICETO ENSURETHAT BOTH THEINVESTOR AND INVESTEE AREWELL SERVED