M&A; private equity, venture capital & fund investment; real estate; and general corporate advisory
Prashant Gupta is a partner and national practice head for capital markets at the firm. He represents both issuers and underwriters in various equity and debt capital raising transactions, including IPOs, rights issues and QIP offerings, buy-backs, capital restructurings and pre-IPO private placements.
Gupta has advised on capital markets transactions that have raised over US$35 billion globally including the largest Indian IPO (Coal India) and largest bond offering by an Indian group (Vedanta Resources). Several of his deals have been selected as Deals of the Year (Asia) by International Financial Law Review, India Business Law Journal and Asian-MENA Counsel. He has also acted on various significant international transactions by India-focused companies, including IPOs in the US (NASDAQ/NYSE) by MakeMyTrip, Amira Nature Foods, Eros International, Videocon d2h and Azure Power Global.
Gupta has advised on equity and bond offerings by issuers across various industries, including Apollo Tyres, Azure Power, Amira Nature Foods, AU Small Finance Bank, Bharti Infratel, CL Educate, Coal India, DEN Networks, DLF Limited, Dr Lal Pathlabs, Eris Lifesciences, Eros International, Federal Bank, HPCL-Mittal Energy, IDFC, InterGlobe Aviation, Jubilant Foodworks, MakeMyTrip, ONGC, PC Jeweller, Power Grid Corporation, PNB Housing Finance, S Chand & Co, Network18/TV18, Vedanta, Videocon d2h, and Yes Bank.
Gupta has been highly recommended by Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global (as band one), IFLR 1000 and Legal 500, among other publications as one of the leading capital markets practitioners in India. He has been selected as one of the top 100 private practise lawyers in India by IBLJ for the past three years 2016-18. Gupta was also accorded the Partner of the Year award at the IDEX Legal Awards in 2015.
Chambers and Partners 2018, quotes a source who said Gupta is considered “a go-to individual for capital markets”. The source said: “He has international experience because of his US background. He is also very commercial without sacrificing technical knowledge. He does not raise unnecessary issues.” Another source reports that “despite the large number of mandates he assists on, he manages to remain hands-on for all.”