MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

We, at Kanth and Associates, serve clients ranging from investment banks, companies and large corporate groups in merger and acquisition deals. Irrespective of the size of the deal, we ensure that our clients benefit from our experience and handling. We advise on structuring mergers and acquisition including structuring issues, drafting transactional documents, etc. We also advise on Corporate and Security Law issues related to SEBI Takeover Code, listing and assist clients in compliance with regulatory requirements, government approvals, statutory filings etc. We advise companies on methods of restructuring including joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, demerger / spin-off a division into a separate company, buy-back of shares, leveraged buyouts, slump sale, reduction in share capital, winding-up and repatriation of the proceeds. We also advise on tax benefits available to companies after restructuring. We conduct due diligence for companies before going for mergers and acquisitions including intellectual property due diligence. We draft Share Purchase Agreements, Shareholders Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, non-compete and non-disclosure agreement, escrow agreement, stock swap agreement etc. We also draft scheme of arrangements for companies to be placed before High Courts. We assist our clients in cross border mergers and acquisitions in various sectors such as technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, construction, natural resources, financial institutions, consumer goods etc. We have dealt with various merger deals both national and international, including merger deal for an educational Institute in Belgium, representation of large energy corporation in connection with the spin-off of its subsidiary, and subsequent merger with holding company, legal advice to US clients on setting up of 100% STPI Company in India etc. We have advised a public listed Indian company in the de-merger of one of its divisions through an international competitive bidding process and also prepared the scheme of arrangement for a consulting company of India.