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Kosturi Ghosh

Partner - Corporate

Mergers and Acquisitions | Business Consolidation | Private Equity

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Kosturi Ghosh is a Partner in Trilegal’s Bengaluru office and a member of the Board. Her primary areas of practice are general corporate advisory, M&A, and private equity. Kosturi has been actively involved in several high-profile inbound and outbound acquisitions and joint ventures. She specialises in advising multinational clients on commercial, regulatory and strategic matters, on setting up processes and procedures to ensure compliance with Indian laws, structuring investments and exit options in several regulated sectors. She has done significant advisory and transactional work in IT, education, food and agriculture, and healthcare.


B.S.L., LL.B., University of Pune, ILS Law College


Bar Council of Karnataka

Industry body memberships

  • International Bar Association
  • IPBA
  • IMA
  • ICC
  • Spain – India organisation
  • WinPE (Women in Private Equity)

Select representative clients/matters

  • Orkla Foods and its subsidiary, MTR Foods Pvt Ltd, on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Eastern Condiments Pvt Ltd, a leading spices player in south India
  • Equifax Inc, on the acquisition of Equifax Credit Information Services Pvt Ltd from its shareholders like State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Religare Finvest Ltd, Sundaram Finance Ltd, Kotak Mahindra Prime Ltd
  • Essentra, on its acquisition of the pharmaceutical packaging business of Kamsri printing and packaging and on the sale of its porous technologies division to 3i as part of a global sale and restructuring
  • MTR Foods, on several early-stage investments in companies like Timios, Potfull, and exits
  • Pitney Bowes, in relation to the sale of its document messaging technologies business in India to affiliates of Platinum Equity
  • Kottaram Agro Foods (Soulfull), and its promoters in fundraises by Aavishkar Bharat Fund and the subsequent 100% acquisition by Tata Consumer Products Ltd
  • Strand, its promoters, and certain other shareholders, on sale of their shares to Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Ltd
  • En-Japan Inc, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Future Focus Infotech Pvt Ltd, a Chennai based information technology staffing firm
  • Appirio Inc, on various assignments in India, including:
    • setting up its business in India
    • an acquihire transaction with Metacube and
    • acquisition of Appirio by Wipro
  • TE Connectivity:
    • in the sale of one of their divisions to the NeST Group and acquisition of the infocom business of Raychem RPG Pvt Ltd
    • in its divesture of Broadband Network Solutions (BNS) business to CommScope
  • NewQuest Capital Partners, on sale of a portion of its stake in the National Stock Exchange of India
  • Manthan (now Algnonomy), on multiple rounds of funding raising and exits (Carlyle, Norwest, IDG, Fidelity) and divestiture of its research and analytics business to M-Panels Research Services, an affiliate of M3, Inc
  • CDC Group, on their investments in the education sector in India
  • CLSA, on their investment in Camson


  • Ranked individual in Corporate M&A practice by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific, 2023
  • ProBono Lawyer of the Year at Chambers Diversity Inclusion Awards, 2020
  • A leading Corporate M&A lawyer (RSG Report, 2017)
  • Special jury award, Women in Legal Leadership; IDEX Legal Awards, 2016
  • ‘40 Under 40’ in Asia Pacific by Asian Legal Business
  • Leading Corporate M&A and PE lawyer in India (Chamber and Partners)

Publications from Kosturi Ghosh


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