INVESTMENT BANKING

INDIA’S PREMIER INDEPENDENT INVESTMENT BANK

Ambit is among India's premier investment banks consistently ranking among the leaders for transactions in India. Since inception, we have advised clients on over 150+ deals aggregating to over US$ 35 billion.

Our approach is relationship-based rather than transaction-based. We work as partners to our clients providing unbiased advice – including when to walk away from a transaction! Each transaction has significant hands-on commitment from our leadership team which brings extensive experience and network of relationships.

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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

A TRUSTED PARTNER FOR STRATEGIC TRANSACTIONS IN INDIA

Ambit is a leader when it comes to advising its clients on Mergers & Acquisitions. We have managed some of the most complex transactions for Indian business groups, global conglomerates and private equity investors. Our incisive approach and network of deep relationships has helped us in achieving an envious track record in corporate acquisitions and mergers.

Our experience and expertise across industries coupled with cumulative knowledge in mergers & acquisitions, strategic partnerships, divestitures and restructurings make us a trusted partner.

PRIVATE
CAPITAL RAISING

CONSTRUCTING BESPOKE FINANCING SOLUTIONS

Ambit has been amongst the pioneers in helping bring in private equity investments in Indian for growth capital as well as buy-outs.

We work closely with established corporates, emerging companies, global corporations with Indian presence and with management teams looking to access alternative capital. We have had the privilege on assisting on some of the most innovative and unique capital raising in India.

We bring a ‘One Ambit’ approach to our transactions which allows us to leverage our deep relationships and understanding of global / Indian private equity funds, public market investors, strategic investors and family offices to help construct financing solutions most appropriate to specific situations.

EQUITY
CAPITAL MARKETS

As one of India’s premier investment banks, Ambit offers advisory services for a full suite of Equity Capital Market (ECM) transactions including:

  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Qualified Institutional Placements (QIPs)
  • Follow-on Public Offerings (FPOs)
  • Rights Issues
  • Preferential Allotments
  • Open Offers and other takeover related advisory under the SEBI Takeover Code
  • Delisting Offers
  • Buyback Offers

We also help significant shareholders including Private Equity Investors and Promoters monetize their stake in listed companies through Block/Bulk Trades.

Our in-depth regulatory and procedural knowledge aids us in creating innovative ECM solutions aligned to specific situations and objectives. We leverage our global and local distribution reach as well as our understanding of international and domestic investors from our Institutional Equities business, to bridge the gap between the providers and issuers of capital. Our focus is on providing timely and flawless execution of transactions for our clients. Specifically, we assist our clients in the following areas:

1. Help corporate clients ascertain the appropriate quantum, instrument and market to raise growth capital

2. Evaluate the right capital mix

3. Figure out institutional, non-institutional and retail investor appetite

4. Assist with the preparatory steps for an IPO including drafting of the DRHPs (along with deal counsels) and guiding clients through the regulatory processes

5. Help in preparation of marketing collateral and positioning our client’s business for better understanding of Investors

6. Market the transaction to institutional investors to generate demand

7. Leverage the relationship with HNIs/Family Offices to garner demand in the non-institutional category and effectively use tie-ups with our broker partners (sub-syndicate members) to reach out to Retail Investors across the country for marketing of the IPOs

LEADERSHIP

ASHIM
BHUWANIA

Managing Director - Corporate Finance

ASHOK
WADHWA

Group CEO

AUSANG
SHUKLA

Managing Director and Head – Corporate Finance

RAHUL
MODY

Managing Director - Corporate Finance

VIKAS
KHATTAR

Managing Director and Head – ECM & FSG Coverage

ANANDA
CHAKARBARTI

Director - Corporate Finance

HUZEFA
DEHGAMWALA

Director - Corporate Finance

JIGNESH
PANCHAL

Director - Corporate Finance

JYOTIRAJ
SARMA

Director - Corporate Finance

PRATIK
SETHI

Director - Corporate Finance

PRAVEEN
SANGAL

Director- ECM

RAMAN
GUPTA

Director - Corporate Finance

CHETAS
DESAI

Senior Advisor

INVESTMENT BANKING

OUR TRANSACTIONS

Product
  • ECM
  • Capital Raise
  • M&A
  • Buyback
  • Block
  • IPO
  • QIP
  • Advisory
  • Open Offer
  • Rights Issue
  • Delisting
  • QIP
  • IPO
Sector
  • Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality & Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Infrastructure
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Real Estate
  • Technology, Media & Telecom
  • Textiles
Client Type
  • Indian Corporate
  • Private Equity
  • Global Corporate
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Manager to Open Market Buyback Offer of Rane Brake Lining Limited

INR 0.22 bn

FY22

Ambit acted as Manager to Open Market Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash and improve return ratios and indirectly increase promoter shareholding

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of True North''''''''s stake in Magma Fincorp Ltd.

INR 2.59 bn

FY22

Ambit acted as Sole Advisor and Broker to True North for their stake sale in Magma Fincorp Limited. The transaction resulted in the complete exit for True North. The transaction received overwhelming response from domestic as well as global investors.

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of ChrysCapital''''''''s stake in Magma Fincorp Ltd.

INR 1.74 bn

FY22

Ambit acted as Sole Advisor and Broker to Lavender Investments Limited (part of ChrysCapital group) for their stake sale in Magma Fincorp Limited. The transaction resulted in the complete exit for ChrysCapital. The transaction received overwhelming response from domestic as well as global investors.

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Book Running Lead Manager for QIP of Varroc Engineering Ltd

INR 7 bn

FY21

Ambit was a lead manager for INR 7 bn QIP of Varroc Engineering Ltd. Ambit was instrumental in bringing in the anchor investor  and also contributed ~48% of the total book

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Book Running Lead Manager for IPO of Barbeque-Nation Hospitality Ltd

INR 4.5 bn

FY21

Ambit was a Book Running Lead Manager for the INR 4.5 bn IPO of Barbeque-Nation Hospitality. Ambit worked closely with investors and was able to generate overwhelming interest towards the Anchor Book. Ambit’s disproportionate effort on the Non-Institutional/Retail marketing front helped the Company broaden its reach within the NII and Retail categories.

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Book Running Lead Manager for IPO of Anupam Rasayan India Ltd

INR 7.6 bn

FY21

Ambit was a Book Running Lead Manager for the INR 7.6 bn IPO of Anupam Rasayan India Limited. As a leading research house for Chemicals sector, Ambit played a key role in shaping investor understanding about the opportunity provided by the sector, as well as Anupam Rasayan. The issue received an overwhelming response with main book getting subscribed ~44x, the institutional portion ~66x, non-institutional portion ~97x and retail portion ~11x.

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Book Running Lead Manager for IPO for Brookfield India REIT

INR 38 bn

FY21

Ambit was a Book Running Lead Manager for the Initial Public Offer of Brookfield India REIT. The total Offer Size of this IPO was INR 38 bn. Ambit was instrumental in bringing in marquee investors in the anchor round as well as the main book. The Offer received a good response from the market in both the Institutional as well as the Non-Institutional category.

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Manager to Tender Buyback Offer of Garware Technical Fibres

INR 0.73 bn

FY21

Ambit acted as Manager to tender Buyback Offer which helped the company distribute surplus cash to all shareholders.

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Series B fund raise from Sistema Asia & Evolvence

INR 1.5 bn

FY21

Infra.Market raised USD 20 mn in Series B financing round led by Evolvence India Fund, Sistema Asia Fund and Foundamental to fuel the next phase of expansion and growth. Existing investors Tiger Global, Accel and Nexus Venture Partners also participated in the round.

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Series A1 fund raise

NA

FY21

Assisted Lido Learning, a leading B2C Ed-tech Live tutoring platform, in its fund raise.

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Series C fund raise from Abcworld Asia & CDC

INR 1.5 bn

FY21

CropIn raised USD 20 mn in Series C financing round led by ABC World Asia, an impact focussed PE fund, CDC Group and Pratithi Investment Trust. Existing investors Chiratae Ventures, Invested Development and Ankur Capital also participated in the round

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Book Running Lead Manager for IPO of Chemcon Speciality Chemicals Limited INR 3.18 bn IPO

INR 3.18 bn

FY21

Ambit was a Book running lead manager in a two bank syndicate for the Initial Public Offer of Chemcon Speciality Chemicals Limited. The total Offer Size of this IPO was INR 3.18 bn, consisting of a fresh Issue of INR 1.65 bn and an Offer for Sale of INR 1.53 bn. The issue received an overwhelming response with main book getting subscribed ~149x, the institutional portion ~114x, non-institutional portion ~449x and retail portion ~41x.

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Book Running Lead Manager for QIP aggregating to INR 7.5 bn for PI Industries

INR 7.5 bn

FY21

Ambit was a lead manager for INR 7.5 bn QIP of SRF Ltd. Overwhelming demand from marquee domestic and foreign Investors resulted in the book getting subscribed ~7x. Ambit helped the Company to broaden its shareholders base by bringing new DII & FII investors in the book

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Primary capital raise and secondary stake sale by True North, Bessemer Venture Partners and other shareholders to Warburg Pincus

INR 7 bn

FY21

Warburg Pincus invested INR 7 bn through combination of primary fund raise and secondary sales by True North and Bessemer Venture Partners among others. This was the first large and marquee private equity transaction in the lending space in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.

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Acquisition of telecom tower portfolio of Reliance Jio (RJIL) by Brookfield sponsored Tower Infrastructure Trust

INR 252 bn

FY21

One of largest Infrastructure deals in India till date. Ambit was the exclusive advisor to Brookfield, as a Sponsor of InvIT (Tower Infrastructure Trust), on the transaction - through this transaction Tower Infrastructure Trust became the owner of one of the largest telecom tower companies in India.

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Book Running Lead Manager for IPO for Mindspace Office Park REIT

INR 45 bn

FY21

Ambit was a Book running lead manager for the Initial Public Offer of Mindspace Business Parks REIT. The total Offer Size of this IPO was INR 45 bn, consisting of a fresh Issue of INR 10 bn and an Offer for Sale of INR 35 bn. The Offer received an overwhelming response from the market in both the Institutional as well as the Non-Institutional category.

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Book Running Lead Manager for QIP aggregating to INR 20 bn for PI Industries

INR 20 bn

FY21

Ambit was a lead manager for INR 20 bn QIP of PI Industries Ltd. Overwhelming demand from marquee domestic and foreign Investors resulted in the book getting subscribed 6x ie. ~INR 120 bn. Ambit helped the Company to broaden its shareholders base by bringing new FII investors in the book including some US based funds

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of PE Investor’s stake in Laurus Labs

INR 6.32 bn

FY21

This is the second trade in Laurus Labs by Ambit within a span of 8 weeks for Warburg Pincus, Ambit helped them in completely exiting by selling ~20% stake across two tranches

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Part of Series B Fund Raise

INR 2.6 bn

FY21

Inshorts has raised $35 million in a new financing round from Addition Capital, SIG, Tigerglobal to scale its adjacent, social network platform - Public

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of PE Investor’s stake in Laurus Labs

INR 6.14 bn

FY21

Ambit helped Pre-IPO PE investors Eight Roads (exited completely) & Warburg Pincus in divesting their stake. Ambit worked closely with key investors to generate early demand that helped create momentum in the book & successful launch of the deal

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Series C2 fund raise from private equity funds

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FY21

Assisted Acko, the first InsurTech player having end to end digital vlaue chain for non-life insurance in India in a fund raise. Acko is backed by some marquee investors like Catamaran, Amazon, SAIF Partners, Accel Partners, Swiss Re, Aegon

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of PE Investor’s stake in Bharti Airtel

INR 3.1 bn

FY21

Assisted a large PE investor in divesting its stake in Bharti Airtel

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of PE Investor’s stake in AU Small Finance Bank

INR 2.2 bn

FY21

Ambit delivered flawless execution over multiple deals and assisted another PE investor in divesting its stake with a minimal discount of ~1%

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Sale of 99.22% shareholding by Promoters of C&S Electric Ltd. to Siemens

INR 21 bn

FY21

Promoters of C&S Electric ("C&S") divested 99% shareholding to Siemens. Acquisition of C&S strengthens Siemens’ position as a key supplier of LV power distribution & electrical installation technology in India. Siemens envisions this partnership to pave the way for the establishment of a design and manufacturing hub in India.

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Sale of 69.36% shareholding by Prolec GE in Indo Tech Transformers Ltd. to Shirdi Sai Electricals Ltd

NA

FY21

Prolec GE ("PGE") and Shirdi Sai Electricals Limited ("SSEL") executed definitive agreements whereby PGE divested 69% equity shareholding in Indo Tech Transformers. PGE continues as a minority shareholder after the transaction as per the agreement. Transaction allows SSEL to consolidate in Indian transformers industry.

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Sale of 100% shareholding in Delhi-Agra road project company by Reliance Infrastructure to Cube Highways

INR 36 bn

FY21

Ambit was the exclusive financial advisor to Reliance Infrastructure on the sale of Delhi-Agra toll Road to Cube Highways (owned by I-squared, IFC, ADIA, etc.)

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Divestment of 50% shareholding by Graviss Food Solutions Pvt. Ltd. to Rich Products Corporation, USA in their Indian joint venture

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FY20

Rich’s and Graviss entered into a joint venture ~25 years ago and Graviss helped establish Rich’s brands in India and become the market leader in its category Ambit assisted Graviss in shareholder negotiations during the course of the transaction and advised on pricing, structuring and definitive documentation

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Acquisition of 8 road assets of Sadbhav Infrastructure by IndInfavit

INR 63 bn

FY20

One of India’s largest Infrastructure M&A deals. Ambit was the exclusive financial advisor to IndInfravit (L&T IDPL sponsored Privately Placed InvIT) and its 3 marquee investors (Allianz, CPPIB and OMERS) First follow-on preferential issuance by a Privately Placed InvIT; First NCD issuance by an InvIT in the Indian market

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Equity fund raise for 24.9% from Adar Poonawalla Group

INR 2.9 bn

FY20

Assisted Ambit Finvest, systematically important NBFC, in a fund raise and brought in multiple pools of capital including private equity and family offices to help Ambit Finvest choose the most appropriate capital pool. Managed a tight execution which helped in an expedited closing

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Sale of 24% stake in SICOM Ltd by J.C. Flowers and Shinsei Bank

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FY20

Ambit assisted JC Flowers and Shinsei exit from an investment in SICOM Limited in advese market conditions. Transaction involved a public auction process

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Divestment of approx. 100% shareholding in Innovative B2B Logistics Solutions Private Limited (Inlogistics) to Adani Logistics Limited

INR 3.3 bn

FY20

Shareholders of Inlogistics divested c.100% of ownership in the Company to Adani Logistics. The Inlogistics business comprised domestic rake operations and an ICD terminal located in Ludhiana. The acquisition will enable Adani to expand its total addressable market, enhance network coverage and create a value chain to handle dry cargo.

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Global Coordinator and Book Running Lead Manager for QIP aggregating to INR 90 bn for Cholamandalam

INR 9 bn

FY20

Ambit brought in marquee anchor investors which helped in garnering remaining demand in the transaction & launch the deal

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of Promoter’s stake in Sudarshan Chemicals Industries Ltd

INR 0.4 bn

FY20

Helped a faction of the Promoter Family to monetize part of its stake to set up new business

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of Promoter’s stake in Sudarshan Chemicals Industries Ltd

INR 0.16 bn

FY20

Helped a faction of the Promoter Family to monetize part of its stake in the Company

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of PE Investor’s stake in Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd

INR 1.89 bn

FY20

Assisted a PE investor in divesting its long term holding in Narayana Hrudayalaya. Ambit''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s strong conviction on NH helped garner demand in an otherwise thinly traded stock.

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Financial Advisor to Bayer AG for Open Offer of Monsanto India Ltd. and its subsequent merger with Bayer CropScience Ltd.

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FY20

Financial Advisor to Bayer AG for Open Offer of Monsanto India Ltd. and subsequent merger with Bayer CropScience Ltd.

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of Standard Chartered PE’s stake in Varun Beverages

INR 0.44 bn

FY20

Assisted a PE investor in divesting its stake in Varun Beverages

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Manager to Open Market Buyback Offer of ACE Limited

INR 0.33 bn

FY20

Acted as Manager to Open Market Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash and improve return ratios and indirectly increase promoter shareholding.

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Manager to Tender Buyback Offer of Greaves Cotton

INR 2.28 bn

FY20

Acted as Manager to tender Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash in a tax efficient manner and indirectly increase promoter shareholding.

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Ambit was the Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of Promoter’s stake in Relaxo Footwears Ltd

INR 3.5 bn

FY20

Helped the Promoters monetize a part of their stake in Relaxo Footwear via a secondary market sale and also enhance liquidity in the stock. Ambit successfully placed ~15% of free float at minimal discount of ~3%

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Acquisition of SME lending business of Finmax

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FY19

Advised Ambit Finvest on the acquisition of the SME financing business of Finmax through a Business Transfer Agreement

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Equity fund raise of Rs 250 cr for APAC Finance from Multiples Private Equity

INR 2.5 bn

FY19

Assisted APAC Financial Services, an NBFC set up by Mr Gunit Chadha, with a fund raise prior to receipt of regulatory licenses

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26% equity stake sale by Legal & General in IndiaFirst Life to Warburg Pincus

INR 8.6 bn

FY19

Ambit ran a tightly managed competitive process involving strategic and financial investors for 26% stake sale by Legal & General Plc. This was the first transaction in India where a private equity was acquiring 26% stake in a Life Insurance Company.

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Equity fund raise by Magma HDI General Insurance

NA

FY19

Ambit assisted Magma HDI with an equity raise from famliy office to provide a bridge funding round

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Acquisition of 100% shareholding by Astral Poly Technik in Rex Polyextrusion

INR 1.5 bn

FY19

Astral Polytechnik ("Astral") acquired Rex Polyextrusion ("Rex") to extend product line of Astral to include corrugates and other piping solutions. The acquisition is expected to allow Astral to further penetrate the infrastructure business with expertise in plumbing and drainage segment. Transaction was structured by 51% shareholding acquisition by cash and 49% shareholding acquisition in share swap.

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Divestment of Avantha Industries’ specialty chemicals business ‘Solaris ChemTech Industries’ to Agrocel Industries

INR 7 bn

FY19

Avantha Industries divested Solar ChemTech ("Solaris") to Agrocel Industries ("Agrocel") in line with Avantha Industries'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' strategy to reduce its debt. Solaris being primarily involved in Bromine and Bromine derivatives provides consolidation opportunity to Agrocel. Transaction was structured by 100% equity shareholding acquisition by cash

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Divestment by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Janus Henderson, Saama Capital & Bennett Coleman in Genesis Colors to Reliance Brands

NA

FY19

Genesis is one of India’s largest fashion retailers in the premium and luxury segment with franchisee brands including Armani, Burberry, Canali and Jimmy Choo amongst others The transaction provided exit to marquee private equity funds including Sequoia Capital, Janus Henderson, Saama Capital and Mayfield

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Acquisition of a 1,400 kms gas pipeline by Brookfield sponsored India Infrastructure Trust

INR 130 bn

FY19

One of largest Infrastructure deals in India till date and first private pipeline to be monetized. Ambit was the exclusive advisor to Brookfield, as Sponsor of InvIT (India Infrastructure Trust), on the transaction.

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Acquisition of 22% stake in L&T IDPL sponsored Privately Placed Road Infrastructure InvIT – IndInfravit by OMERS

INR 8.7 bn

FY19

OMERS Infrastructure invests globally in infrastructure assets on behalf of OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System). OMERS is one of the largest Canadian investors with C$95 billion in net assets under management This is a landmark transaction as this is the first investment by OMERS Infrastructure in India as well as Asia

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Sale of 100 MW Hydro Plant by NSL Renewable Power and a consortium of lenders to Statkfraft

NA

FY19

A landmark transaction in the Hydro Power sector in India

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Acquisition of 25% stake in L&T IDPL sponsored Privately Placed Road Infrastructure InvIT – IndInfravit by Allianz Capital Partners

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FY19

Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) acted as one of the two anchor investors in the first privately placed Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) in India. This investment marked a key milestone as it was ACP’s first direct investment in Asia

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Manager to Tender Buyback Offer of NHPC Ltd

INR 6 bn

FY19

Ambit is the first private sector merchant banker to manage a buyback offer for NHPC Limited

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the sale of IFC’s stake in AU Small Finance Bank

INR 7.5 bn

FY19

Ambit helped a PE investor (one of the early investors in the Company) to montize its stake and was able to successfully place the relatively large size block in short span of time with minimal impact on the price.

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Manager to Open Market Buyback Offer of Mcleod Russell

INR 1 bn

FY19

Acted as Manager to Open Market Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash and indirectly increase promoter shareholding.

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Auction of new teams in the Pro-Kabaddi League by Mashal Sports Private Limited

NA

FY18

A unique transaction in the media space involving auction of teams for the Kabaadi Pro League

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Series E capital raise by Policy Bazaar (EtechAces Marketing and Consulting Pvt. Ltd)

INR 5 bn

FY18

Assisted PolicyBazaar on a tightly managed fund raise. Ambit helped bring in a variety of investors including Private Equity, institutional investors and family offices to provide the options to the Company

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Debt capital raise for a mixed-use real estate development - Rivali Park, located in Mumbai

INR 5.5 bn

FY18

CCI Projects raised INR 5.5 bn in structured debt capital from Indiabulls. The debt capital will be utilized to repay existing debt and to complete development of the under-construction residential asset.

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Divestment of 70% shareholding in Apricot Foods to RP Sanjiv Goenka Group

INR 4.4 bn

FY18

Pioneering control M&A deal in snack food sector

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Sale by Brisa of its 40% shareholding in the Road Maintenance JV with Feedback Infrastructure to Feedback Infrastructure

NA

FY18

A strategic transaction for Brisa in India

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Manager to Tender Buyback Offer of Novartis

INR 2.3 bn

FY18

Acted as Manager to tender Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash in a tax efficient manner.

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Manager to Tender Buyback Offer of Vinati Organics

INR 0.24 bn

FY18

Acted as Manager to tender Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash in a tax efficient manner.

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Manager to Tender Buyback Offer of Bayer Cropscience

INR 5 bn

FY18

Acted as Manager to tender Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash in a tax efficient manner.

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Manager to Tender Buyback Offer of TTK Prestige

INR 0.7 bn

FY18

Acted as Manager to tender Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash in a tax efficient manner.

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Sole Book Runner & Broker for the sale of Promoter Group stake in Hatsun

INR 2.5 bn

FY18

Helped the Promoters divest a part of their stake to meet the requirements of the pre disclosed trading plan

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Sole Global Coordinator and Book Running Lead Manager for QIP for DCB Bank

INR 3.8 bn

FY18

Largest QIP offering in CY 2017 handled by any investment bank as Sole BRLM. Attracted a good mix of private equity funds and domestic institutional investors

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Acquisition of majority shareholding in Home First Finance Company by True North

INR 6.5 bn

FY17

A unique controlling stake acquisition in a fast growing affordable housing finance company by a private equity fund. Deal completed with multi party negotiations in a tight timeline with volatile market conditions

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Induction of Japan’s Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. as JV partner with a 49% stake in Max Speciality Films Limited

INR 2 bn

FY17

Max Ventures and Industries Ltd ("MVIL") divested 49% shareholding in Max Specialty Films Ltd ("MSF") to Toppan Printing Co ("Toppan"). In a win-win scenario, MSF gets access to Toppan''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s vast global network in specialty films business & Toppan gets direct access to BOPP products. Transaction is structured via 36% secondary acquisition and 13% primary acquisition

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Sale of 5.8% shareholding in DFM Foods to Steadview Capital Management

INR 1 bn

FY17

Helped the Promoters divest a part of their stake to fund other ventures

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Acquisition of 100% stake in Durg Bypass Toll Road from SMS Limited and IDFC Infrastructure Fund by Tata Realty & Infrastructure Limited (TRIL)

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FY17

Ambit was the exclusive financial advisor to Tata Realty & Infrastructure Limited (TRIL) on this transaction

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Joint Book Runner and Broker for the sale of Mahindra & Mahindra Group stake in Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd

INR 2.72 bn

FY17

Assisted Mahindra group to divest part of their stake in the Company

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Sole Book Runner and Broker for the stake sale of the sale of Clariant Groups stake in Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited

INR 1.94 bn

FY17

Assisted Clariant group to reduce their holding to 51% in the Company

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Manager to Tender Buyback Offer of Disa India Limited

INR 0.27 bn

FY17

Acted as Manager to tender Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash in a tax efficient manner.

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Book Running Lead Manager for IPO for GNA Axle

INR 1.3 bn

FY17

Ambit, successfully managed the IPO of GNA Axles in an otherwise challenging market for autocomp IPOs. Ambit also procured 100% of the Anchor Book which created a strong platform for an overwhelming subscription in the IPO.

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Manager to Tender Buyback Offer of Novartis

INR 2.9 bn

FY17

Acted as Manager to tender Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash in a tax efficient manner.

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Book Running Lead Manager for QIP for Take Solution

INR 1.8 bn

FY17

Ambit acted as the Sole BRLM and procured demand from high quality ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''Long Only'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' investors

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Manager to Tender Buyback Offer of Borosil

INR 1.74 bn

FY17

Acted as Manager to tender Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash in a tax efficient manner.

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Divestment of 50% shareholding in Srei Equipment Finance Limited by BNP Paribas Lease Group

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FY16

Ambit was the exclusive financial advisor to BNP Paribas Lease Group on the restructuring of their joint venture with SREI Infrastructure for construction equipment financing.

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Acquisition of majority strategic shareholding in LCL Logistix (India) Pvt. Ltd. by CMA CGM Log

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FY16

CMA CGM acquired majority control in LCL Logistix (India''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s largest home-grown domestic freight forwarding & CFS operator). The transaction will allow CMA CGM to expand both its product offering and its geographic coverage

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Acquisition of 24% shareholding in Resinova Chemie Ltd. by Astral Poly Technik Ltd.

INR 0.73 bn

FY16

Astral Polytechnik acquired 24% equity shareholding in Resinova Chemie as second tranche of its acquisition in Resinova Chemie. The transaction was structured by 24% equity shareholding acquisition by cash.

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Acquisition of Electronic Enclosure Business of Valrack Modular Systems by Legrand, France

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FY16

Legrand acquired the electronic enclosure business of Valrack Modular Systems. The acquisition is part of Legrand''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s strategy to penetrate into digital infrastructure products globally. The transaction was structured by 100% equity shareholding acquired by cash.

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Sale of Siporex ’s AAC Business to Biltech Building Elements (Avantha Group)

INR 0.6 bn

FY16

Siporex divested its AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) business to Biltech Building Elements (Avantha Group). As part of the transaction, Avantha Group acquired the brand Siporex for autoclaved aerated concrete products along with its manufacturing units at Pune and Tumkur. The acquisition strengthens market leadership of Biltech Building Elements in AAC block segment.

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Acquisition of 16.6% by Oman India Joint Investment Fund

INR 0.6 bn

FY16

First deal in India sports franchisee business

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Sale of 100% shareholding in Hi-Build Coatings to Indigo Paints

INR 1.1 bn

FY16

Hi-Build Coatings divested its 100% equity shareholding in Indigo Paints. The amalgamation of both companies is expected to result in widened marketing network and a large product portfolio for Indigo Paints. Merged entity is expected to expand rapidly and drive for greater market share. The transaction was structured by 100% equity shareholding acquisition by cash and then, merger of the two companies.

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Sale of a portfolio of Roads / Power Project Companies to Brookfield and Core Infrastructure Fund by Gammon Infrastructure

INR 5 bn

FY16

First 100% sale of a portfolio of road assets in India

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Manager to Tender Buyback Offer of Bayer Cropscience

INR 5.06 bn

FY16

Acted as Manager to tender Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash in a tax efficient manner.

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Book Running Lead Manager for QIP for Ramco

INR 3.3 bn

FY16

Despite a strong run up in the stock, Ambit procured anchor bid of ~42% which aided in the launch of the deal

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Book Running Lead Manager for QIP for Siti Network

INR 2.2 bn

FY16

Completion of the transaction before the fiscal year end was necessary. Ambit helped the Company to complete the transaction in short span of time.

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Preferential allotment of equity shares to IVF, Leapfrog Investments & KKR

INR 5 bn

FY16

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Preferential allotment of equity shares by Hathway Cable and Datacom

INR 3 bn

FY16

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Equity capital raise by Hathway from the Capital Group

INR 1.5 bn

FY15

Assisted Hathway Cable & Datacom, a leading cable TV services provider, in an equity capital raise through the preferential issuance route from Capital Group

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Private Equity Investment in Amagi Media Labs

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FY15

Ambit advised Amagi Media, which runs one of the largest geo-targeted ad network in India, on an equity capital raise from Preji Invest and Mayfield

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Sale of Radio One by India Value Fund to Jagran Prakashan Group

NA

FY15

Ambit advised India Value Fund (now called True North) for sale of their FM radio business, Radio City, to the the Jagaran Prakashan Group

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Series B fund raise from Tree Line Asia, American Express, Cisco and Sequoia

INR 1.4 bn

FY15

Ambit advised Mobikwik on a its Series B fund raise for a mix of investors including American Express, Cisco Ventures and Treeline

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Divestment of ~ 87 acre real estate asset located in Thane by Clariant Chemicals to Lodha Group

INR 11.54 bn

FY15

Clariant Chemicals divested its approx. 87 acre real estate asset located in Thane to Lodha Group, helping the Company to monetize its non-core assets and deploy its capital to grow its business.

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Sale of majority shareholding in Seamec, by Technip to HAL Offshore

INR 1.7 bn

FY15

Technip divested majority shareholding (atleast 51% to 75%) in Seamec to HAL Offshore. The divestment is part of Technip’s strategy to concentrate on its core competencies involving deepest subsea complex, deepwater oil and gas developments.

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Acquisition of 76% shareholding in Resinova Chemie Ltd. by Astral Poly Technik Ltd.

INR 2.1 bn

FY15

Astral Polytechnik ("Astral") acquired 76% shareholding in Resinova Chemie to deepen its penetration in Indian adhesives business. Resinova gains due to Astral''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s international presence, strong technical knowledge and wide distribution network. The transaction was structured by 24% equity shareholding acquisition by cash.

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Open Offer to the public shareholders of Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers

INR 2.82 bn

FY15

Advised UB and Zuari Group on the competing Open Offer for MCFL

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Joint Global coordinator and BRLM for QIP for Ashok Leyland

INR 6.7 bn

FY15

Ambit lead the efforts to aggressively position and market Ashok Leyland as a turnaround story to global & domestic investors

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Book Running Lead Manager for QIP for City Union Bank

INR 3.5 bn

FY15

Turbulent market conditions and FII limit exhaustion prior to QIP made it a challenging transaction. Ambit secured highest procurement in a multibank deal

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Sole Global coordinator and BRLM for QIP for DCB Bank

INR 2.5 bn

FY15

Ambit acted as Sole BRLM and brought in bids covering 1.9x of Base book size in volatile markets

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BRLM for QIP MBL Infrastructures

INR 1.2 bn

FY15

Ambit garnered strong response from investors in an otherwise turbulent market environment

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Global coordinator and BRLM for QIP for Astral Poly Technik

INR 2.4 bn

FY15

Ambit helped in a timely QIP fund raise which help the company complete the acquisition of Resinova

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Sale of shareholding in Mahindra Two Wheelers, by Kinetic Engineering to Samena Capital

INR 1.82 bn

FY14

Kinetic Engineering sold its shareholding in Mahindra Two Wheelers ("MTW") to Samena Capital. Kinetic Engineering acquired equity shareholding in MTW on sale of business units of its group company Kinetic Motor Company Limited ("KMCL") to MTW. The acquisition allows Kinetic Engineering to strengthen its balance sheet and focus on core assets

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Acquisition of 70% shareholding in the Electrical Panels business of Adlec Systems by Legrand, France

INR 0.9 bn

FY14

Legrand entered into a JV Agreement with Adlec Power Private Limited ("Adlec") for acquiring 70% shareholding in Adlec. The acquisition provides Legrand access to business of designing, manufacturing and marketing of customized electrical panels (low and medium voltage, including switchgears and control panels) and related components (such as busducts or capacitors)

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Part disinvestment of IDFC''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s stake in NSE

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FY14

Ambit was the exclusive financial advisor to IDFC in the sale of their stake in NSE the largest stock exchange in India to Wolfensohn Capital.

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Sale of stake in Premium Garments Wholesale Trading, by Retail India (BMI) to Visveris Capital

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FY14

Capital raise in India franchisee of FCUK

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Sale of 49% shareholding in Premium Garments Wholesale Trading, by Retail India (BMI) and Matrix Partners to Arvind Brand & Retail

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FY14

Deal involving a marquee fashion brand in India - Calvin Klein

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Investment by Tano Capital in Sanghavi Brands Promoters Private Limited

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FY14

Deal involving a marquee luxury spa brand in India - L''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''occitane

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Sale of 24.9% shareholding in DFM Foods to WestBridge Capital

INR 0.6 bn

FY14

Marquee deal in packaged foods sector

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Preferential allotment of equity shares of TTK Prestige to Cartica Capital

INR 1.07 bn

FY14

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Preferential allotment of equity shares by Hathway Cable & Datacom

INR 1 bn

FY14

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Manager to the Tender Buyback Offer for Bayer CropScience Limited

INR 4.55 bn

FY14

Acted as Manager to tender Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash in a tax efficient manner.

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Acquisition of 50% shareholding in Prism Limited (Eenadu Group Channels) by Viacom Inc

INR 9.4 bn

FY13

Ambit advised Viacom Inc, a leading global media company on the acquistion of 50% stake in Prism TV. Prism TV owned and operated regional entertainment channels in India, including ETV Marathi, ETV Kannada, ETV Bangla, ETV Oriya and ETV Gujarati, which were rebranded under the ‘Colors Umbrella’.

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Acquisition of 100% home equity loan book in GE Money Financial Services Private Limited

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FY13

Advised Magma Fincorp, a listed NBFC, on the acquisistion of home loans business from GE Money. The transaction involved assisting Magma in a competetive process

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Sale of 27% stake in India Today to Aditya Birla Group

INR 5.45 bn

FY13

Ambit advised Living Media, a leading media group in India, on investment from the Aditya Birla Group

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Sale of 100% stake in Family Credit by Societe Generale, France to L&T Finance Holdings

INR 1.2 bn

FY13

Ambit ran a sale process for Societie Generale''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s consumer finance NBFC in India which was acquired by L&T Finance

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Business consolidation of Elecon Group’s MHE and Power Transmission businesses

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FY13

Restructuring exercise was carried out to create focused Material Handling Equipment (“MHE”) and Power Transmission (“PT”) entities. The restructuring simplified the group structure, eliminated intra-group transactions, facilitated deleveraging balance sheet by raising funds at appropriate valuations for both the businesses and enhanced management focus on respective business

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Sale of animal health division of the Dosch Pharmaceuticals to Sanofi

INR 1.8 bn

FY13

Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, acquired the animal health division of Dosch Pharmaceuticals to enter India’s growing animal health market. Post acquisition, Merial will continue to register its brands for companion & production animals in India

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Private Equity Investment by Everstone Capital Partners in S Chand & Company Pvt.

INR 2 bn

FY13

Transaction involving a leading publisher in education space

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Sole Lead Manager for the Rights issue for EIH Associated Hotels

INR 1.1 bn

FY13

Acted as Sole Lead Manager for the Rights issue. Rights Issue was primarily for repayment of debt.

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Reverse book-building delisting offer for Exedy India

INR 0.22 bn

FY13

Acted as Manager to the delisting offer and successfully delisted Exedy India

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Manager to the Open Market Buyback Offer for Kale Consultants Limited

INR 0.13 bn

FY13

Acted as Manager to Open Market Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash and indirectly increase promoter shareholding.

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Open Offer to the public shareholders of Pioneer Distilleries Limited

INR 0.27 bn

FY13

Ambit acted as the Manager to the Open Offer and advised the Acquirer on the Open Offer including pricing and liaising with SEBI and the Stock Exchanges

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Divestment of ~105 acre real estate asset located in Thane by Bayer CropScience to Kalpataru Group

INR 12.5 bn

FY12

Bayer CropScience divested its approx 105 acre real estate asset located in Thane to Kalpataru Group. Considering the overrall size of the asset, this is a significant transaction in context of the MMR region.

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Acquisition of UPS business of Numeric Power Systems by Legrand, France

INR 8.37 bn

FY12

Legrand acquired the UPS division of Numeric Power Systems (India’s market leader for UPS solutions). Numeric UPS brings Legrand a strong product portfolio, strong brand, and an extensive sales network across India. The acquisition continued Legrand’s expansion into the UPS market – a business line that offers an excellent fit with energy-distribution and energy-performance activities of Legrand

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Sale of Messung Group to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan

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FY12

Mitsubishi Electric acquired Messung Group (India-based manufacturer of PLC & Human Machine Interfaces and one of Mitsubishi Electric''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s sales & distribution partner in India). The acquisition allows Mitsubishi Electric to accelerate its industrial automation systems business in India and strengthen local sales and solutions

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Olam Agro acquisition of 100% shareholding in Hemarus Industries Limited

NA

FY12

One of few control transaction in commodity space (Sugar) by overseas acquirer

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Divestment of 100% equity share holding in Vikas Publishing House to S. Chand & Company

NA

FY12

Unique combination of acquisiton and followed by a fund raise

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Divestment of 63% shareholding, held by Promoters and General Atlantic Partners, to iGate Corporation

INR 55.6 bn

FY11

A landmark transaction in the IT services sector involving the acquistion of Patni Computers, a leading IT services compay in India, Nasdaq listed iGate Corporation

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Reliance Capital’s investment in UTV news

INR 9.4 bn

FY11

Ambit advised UTV on the sale of equity stake to Reliance Capital Ltd in Bloomberg-UTV. Bloomberg UTV, business news channel, was a strategic partnership between Bloomberg LP, a global leader in business information, and UTV

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Divestment of ~18 acre real estate asset located in Mumbai by Borosil Glass Works to Sheth Group

INR 8.3 bn

FY11

Borosil divested its approx 18 acre real estate asset located in Andheri (E) in Mumbai to Sheth Group, thereby helping unlock shareholder value by divestment of its non-core asset.

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Sale of Switchgear business to Legrand, France

INR 6 bn

FY11

Legrand acquired the switchgear business of Indo-Asian Fusegear. The two businesses are complementary with Indo Asian Switchgear being a major retail player for protection devices (MCCB, RCCB, distribution boards, etc.) while Legrand holds strong positions in both high value-added protection systems mostly used in project business and in premium wiring devices

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Divestment by BMI of 51% shareholding of Calvin Klein franchise in India to Warnaco Inc.

NA

FY11

Unique franchisee business divestiture

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Manager to the Open Market Buyback Offer for Dai-Ichi Karkaria Limited

INR 0.02 bn

FY11

Acted as Manager to Open Market Buyback Offer which helped the company to distribute surplus cash and indirectly increase promoter shareholding.

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Manager to the Open Offer to the public shareholders of Kale Consultants Limited

INR 0.54 bn

FY11

Ambit acted as the Manager to the Open Offer and advised the Acquirer on the Open Offer including pricing and liaising with SEBI and the Stock Exchanges

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Fund raise for NDTV-Imagine

NA

FY10

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Acquisition of 72% shareholding in Fem Care India Limited by Dabur India Limited

INR 2.04 bn

FY10

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Sale of Gucci Franchise in India to Luxury Goods Retail

NA

FY10

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Manager to the Open Offer to the public shareholders of Ceekay Daikin by Exedy Corporation

INR 0.21 bn

FY10

Ambit acted as the Manager to the Open Offer and advised the Acquirer on the Open Offer including pricing and liaising with SEBI and the Stock Exchanges

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Manager to the Open Offer for DISA India

INR 0.5 bn

FY10

Ambit acted as the Manager to the indirect Open Offer and advised the Acquirer on the Open Offer including pricing and liaising with SEBI and the Stock Exchanges

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Merger of Centurion Bank of Punjab with HDFC Bank

INR 95 bn

FY09

Ambit advised on the landmark merger of Centurion Bank of Punjab with HDFC Bank through a stock swap transaction. This was the largest M&A in India till date at the time of announcement

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Acquisition of Standard Chartered Mutual Fund

INR 8.26 bn

FY09

Ambit Advised IDFC Limited on their foray into mutual funds through the acquisition of Standard Chartered''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s asset management business in India through a competetive sale process

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Acquisition of strategic stake in Geojit Financial Services

INR 2 bn

FY09

Ambit advised BNP Paribas on the acquisition of equity stake in Geojit Financial Services, a leading retail stock broker in India. The transaction structure involved a preferential allotment and an open offer along with issuance of warrants

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Acquisition of DigiCable by Reliance Capital

NA

FY09

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26% stake sale in Balaji Telefilms by Star Group

NA

FY09

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Sale of Lotus India Mutual Fund to Religare Enterprises

NA

FY09

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Merger of Lord Krishna Bank into Centurion Bank of Punjab

INR 3 bn

FY08

Ambit advised Centirion Bank of Punjab on the merger of Lord Krishna Bank through a stock swap transaction . The merger expanded the footprint of CBoP in South India

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Joint Venture between Viacom Inc & TV18 Group

NA

FY08

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Joint Venture between BNP Paribas and SREI

NA

FY08

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Equity fund raise from ICICI Ventures

INR 1.84 bn

FY07

Ambit advised Centurion Bank of Punjab on a capital raise from ICICI Ventures through a preferential allotment route

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Sale of 50% shareholding in Ten Sports to Zee TV

NA

FY07

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Acquisition of ‘Nihar’ brand from Hindustan Lever by Marico Industries

INR 1 bn

FY07

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Merger of Bank of Punjab into Centurion Bank

INR 3.5 bn

FY06

Ambit assisted Centurion Bank on the merger of Bank of Punjab through a stock swap transaction. The merger helped expand the branch network of Centurion Bank in North India, particualrly in Punjab

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Equity fund raise

INR 3.8 bn

FY06

Ambit assisted Centurion Bank on an equity capital raise from Chrys Capital, CVCI and India Value Fund through a preferential allotment

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Sale of AMP Sanmar Life Insurance to Reliance Capital

INR 0.97 bn

FY06

Ambit advised on the first M&A in the insurance sector in India, involving the sale of AMP Sanmar Life Insurance. The transaction involved a tighly managed sale process for a range of bidders including global insurers and domestic groups. The Reliance ADA acquired the business for cash to form Reliance Life Insurance

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Sale of majority shareholding in Electrolux Kelvinator to Videocon Group

INR 4.1 bn

FY06

Ambit advised Electrolux on the sale of 91.25 % stake in its Indian subsidiary Electrolux Kelvinator Ltd (EKL) to Videocon. The deal involved the sale and marketing rights of all three Swedish brands "" Kelvinator, Allwyn and Electrolux. In return, AB Electrolux will receive 5 per cent stake in Videocon Industries. Ambit was the exlcusive financial advisor to Electrolux.

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Sale of controlling interest to Dabur India Ltd.

INR 1.43 bn

FY05

Dabur''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s acquisition of the Balsara group of companies was one of the largest FMCG deals at the time. Balsara had seven prominent brands including Promise, Babool, Meswak, Odonil, Odomos, Odopic and Sani Fresh. Ambit was the exclusive financial advisor to Balsara

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Joint Venture with the Scottish & Newcastle Group

INR 4.66 bn

FY04

Landmark transaction in the alcoholic ebeverages segment in Indian. Scotish & Newcastle, the larget brewer in UK acquired a strategic stake in United Breweries, the largest brewery in India. Ambit was the financial advisor to United Breweries

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