Amit Manubarwala is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial and Private Equity & Venture Capital practices of ELP. He specialises in corporate and commercial transactions, private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, business acquisition transactions and joint ventures.
Amit has advised on setting up of business entities in India and represented foreign and Indian clients who require advice on their transactions in India. He has also advised foreign multinationals on optimal structuring options and entry/ investment strategies for their acquisitions in India as well as Indian promoters in relation to sale of their entire business to foreign multinationals. Amit has advised clients across varied sectors including pharmaceutical and healthcare, IT, aviation, textile and infrastructure.
Some of the notable assignments Amit has worked on include advising Google Capital in its investment in GirnarSoft, which owns the auto classified portal CarDekho.com; Micromax Informatics Limited in its strategic investment in HealthifyMe, a digital fitness provider; Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, in relation to their maiden FVCI investment in a group company of L&T Limited; New York Life International India Fund, a Mauritius based private equity fund, in relation to its FDI and FVCI investments in several Indian companies involved in infrastructure, power, pharmaceutical sectors; and Abbott Laboratories, USA, in relation to its proposed acquisition of the entire nutrition business of Wockhardt Limited.
Prior to joining ELP, Amit was a Partner with Wadia Ghandy & Co, Mumbai, where he served for 9 years, specialising in transactional and advisory work in relation to private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures across different sectors. Additionally, he also led the Competition Law practice in Wadia Ghandy & Co.
Amit is a qualified Solicitor and was admitted to the Bombay Incorporated Law Society in 2004. He graduated from the Government Law College (Mumbai University) in 2002.