Shyam Pandya is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial and Private Equity & Venture Capital practices of ELP. He is a qualified attorney with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa and has over 14 years of experience in corporate and commercial transactions including M&A and joint ventures, equity, venture and debt fund raising transactions.
Shyam regularly advises multinationals as well as domestic corporations (including their promoters) on their Indian and overseas market entries and exits, joint ventures/collaborations and fund-raising assignments. He has acted for buy-side as well as sell-side parties on such transactions and has also represented domestic and international private equity and venture capital investors. During the course of his representations, Shyam has advised clients across various sectors including manufacturing, financial services, technology and SAS, logistics and pharmaceuticals.
Some of the notable assignments Shyam has worked on include advising TVS Infrastructure in its acquisition of an Indian 3PL company; Ray Pharmaceuticals and its promoters for its corporate restructuring and its sale of 70% stake to a consortium of strategic investors; Imerys (France) for its strategic acquisition of an Indian refractory company; Société Générale on its India entry in the vehicle loan business as well as its exit from this business; Diageo in its proposed acquisition of a distillery; Bunge India in its 100% acquisition of Amrit Banaspati; Cosme Pharma and its promoters for a 100% stake sale to Adcock (South Africa); JSW for a proposed 100% acquisition of an Australian owned Indian turn-key contractor; Manugraph India in its 100% acquisition of Dauphin Graphics (USA); management buyout of Reliance Capital’s divestment of certain financial services business; Skerion Energy in relation to its proposed joint venture for a solar project; Kamani Oils and its promoters for a 51% stake sale to AAK (Sweden); Bharat Forge in its acquisition of a Bangalore based road project; Brics Securities in its business transfer to an overseas financial institution; Axis Bank in its acquisition of a strategic stake in Prizm Payments; Euroflex Industries for its 100% stake sale to Rexnord (USA); Glencore for its proposed acquisition of an Indian mining company; Envirox Protection Company in its 50% stake acquisition in Sinomen Technology (Singapore); NBCU in its acquisition of a strategic stake in NDTV and its overseas entities; Nerolac Paints in its acquisition of a Nepal based company; SREI Infrastructure in its acquisition of a stake with Spice Telecom; Olam Agro in a hive-off of its rice mill division; a Mumbai based pharmaceuticals company and its promoters for a 100% stake sale to Torrent Pharmaceuticals.
Prior to joining ELP, Shyam was a Partner with Desai & Diwanji, Mumbai, where he served for 13 years, specialising in transactional and advisory work in relation to private equity investments, M&A and joint ventures/collaborations across different sectors.