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Deal: Trilegal advises Prosus Ventures on its acquisition of BillDesk for $4.7 billion

01 Sep 2021

Trilegal advised its long-term client and global consumer internet group and technology investor Prosus Ventures (through its payments and fintech arm PayU) on the recently announced acquisition of BillDesk (through IndiaIdeas) for $4.7 billion. This would be a marquee deal for the sector.

This is one of the largest acquisitions in India’s digital payments landscape and by far the biggest consolidation move in the fast-growing sector. Yogesh Singh, Partner and Co-head, Corporate Practice Group, Trilegal, led the deal along with corporate partner Harsh Jain and National Head of the Competition Practice, Nisha Kaur Uberoi. Nikhil Narendran (Technology), Atul Gupta (Employment), Himanshu Sinha (Tax), Jyotsna Jayaram (Technology) and Gautam Chawla (Competition) were other key partners involved in the Trilegal team.

Other Trilegal attorneys who were part of the deal team include Sibani Saxena, Sumi Saikia, Sonam Mathur, Deepthi Rajeev and Komal Dani, Counsels; Saurabh Arora, Principal Consultant; Ratnavel Pandian, Harshita Parmar, Mathew George, Thomas J. Vallianeth, Parvathy Tharamel and Manasa Sundarraman, Senior Associates; Monik Damania, Senior Consultant; Madhav Tampi, Aishwarya Singh, Namratha Satish, Eshita Jain, Vividha Bawa, Ishan Arora, Rahat Dhawan, Parumita Pal, Pramothesh Mukherjee, Rishi Kauntia, Samriddha Gooptu, Sarthak Pande, Simran Kathuria, Shivangi Chawla, Shreya Ramann, Samvit Ganesh, Anjana Ravi, Utkarsh Srivastava, Divya Padmanabhan, Ishani Sharma and Joseph Moses Parambi, Associates.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas advised Billdesk and its founders, by a team led by Raghubir Menon, Natashaa Shroff and Shiladitya Banerjee. AZB & Partners advised the selling shareholders, by a team led by Vaidhyanadhan Iyer and Vipul Jain.

About Trilegal: Trilegal is one of India’s leading law firms, with expertise across the full spectrum of corporate legal services. Trilegal has offices in four key cities of India. Trilegal has been recognised as ‘Best Overall Law Firm in India’ as part of the India Business Law Journal Annual Indian Legal Awards 2021. It has also been recognised as “M&A Law firm of the Year” by VCCircle Awards 2020; ‘Law Firm of the Decade’ at the RSG Grow India Summit and Awards 2019; one of the most innovative law firms in Asia in the inaugural edition of ALB Trailblazers 2020 and ‘highly commended’ in the FT RSG Innovative Lawyers Awards 2020.

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