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Touchstone Partners

International & Cross-Border Capabilities

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What the team is known for

Transactionally-focused firm offering sophisticated support in the private equity, corporate and competition areas, with an emphasis on international work. It provides specialist, high-quality transactional support to an impressive array of global clients including strategic investors, corporates and private equity sponsors. The firm has a strong reputation for its client service and understanding of international clients' needs, and it is a firm of choice for major international firms to refer transactional mandates.

Strengths

An impressed client praises the firm's advice as "unparalleled in the Indian market," in terms of its "clarity, nuance and timeliness."

Another client reports: "They are very responsive to our needs - it's helpful to have that relationship for global deals."

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Overview

The firm’s experience in advising its strategic clients spans the entire breadth of international and cross-border corporate M&A transactions - greenfield/brownfield investments, complete buyouts/minority stake purchases, public/private M&A, mergers, joint ventures and exits - and across a variety of sectors, including the consumer goods, energy, infrastructure, pharmaceutical and technology industries.

Key matters include advising: 

  • BP on several matters, including its fuel retail and mobility joint venture in India with Reliance Industries Limited.
  • Diageo Group on several matters, including the acquisition of a controlling interest in United Spirits Limited.
  • General Dynamics on the divestment of its global satellite communications and antenna business unit, including the Indian business, to Communications & Power Industries LLC.
  • London Stock Exchange on its acquisition of the Refinitiv business, from Thomson Reuters and a consortium of investors.
  • Novartis AG on the Indian legal and regulatory aspects of its acquisition/ sale of various businesses and a consumer health joint venture with GSK.
  • WPP on its acquisition of majority stakes in various Indian companies engaged in the advertising and communications sector.



International & Cross-Border Capabilities

Touchstone Partners

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Location

One BKC, 808 B, Tower C,

Bandra Kurla Complex,

Mumbai

Mumbai

Maharashtra

India

400051

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