Ruchir Sinha

Email : ruchir.sinha@resolutpartners.com

Phone : +91 8169272986

Recognitions

  • “Distinguished Practitioner,” Corporate M&A and Private Equity, Asialaw, 2021 and 2022
  • “Notable Practitioner”, Corporate M&A and Private Equity, IFLR 1000, 2020
  • Recognised for “Most Innovative” transactions by Financial Times, London, 2016
  • Nominated as a “Deal Maker of the Year 2019”, Thomson Reuters – Asian Legal Business, 2019
  • Nominated amongst the top 3 corporate lawyers in India (under 35 category), IDEX Legal Awards, 2015
  • Winner of the IBA Young Lawyer Scholarship, Vancouver, 2010
  • Elected Member, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

overview

Ruchir has 17 years of experience advising clients primarily on private equity, PIPE, M&A and structured finance transactions. With background in fund formation and tax, he has been involved in developing the first generation of asset-specific tax optimized investment platforms and managed accounts. He advises leading global financial sponsors, SWFs and other institutional investors on private equity and PIPE deals primarily focusing on financial services (BFSI), technology and infrastructure sectors, few of which have been recognized as most innovative by Financial Times, London. He was involved in structuring the first unlisted InvIT, and advised on several other listed InvITs. He regularly advises strategic acquirers, SWFs and other global sponsors on cross border deals in listed and unlisted space, with a special focus on control deals

Ruchir has been rated as a ‘distinguished practitioner’ for years 2021 and 2022 by AsiaLaw and nominated as ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ by Asian Legal Business. Ruchir co-chairs APREA’s Infrastructure and InvITs committee and has been closely involved in the development of the SEBI REIT and InvIT Regulations. Prior to setting up Resolüt Partners, Ruchir headed the corporate transactions group (PE, M&A, Structured Finance and Fund Formation) at a leading Indian law firm.

Representative Matters

  • Advised GIC Singapore on their investment in the Reliance Tower InvIT alongside Brookfield and British Columbia Investment Management Company to acquire JIO Telecom Towers
  • Advised GIC Singapore on their investment in setting up the GIC – IRB InvIT (first unlisted Infrastructure Investment Trust)
  • Advised GIC Singapore on their investment in Bharti Airtel QIP
  • Advised Investcorp Bank on its acquisition of IDFC’s real estate and private equity asset management businesses, and in setting up their offshore fund vehicles for funding their various investment strategies (~AUM of USD 500 mn)
  • Advised Cintra INR Investments BV, a subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., Europe’s largest infrastructure groups in their investment in IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited (~USD 430 mn)
  • Advised Mapletree Investment Pte. Ltd. in the buy-out of SP Infocity from CPPIB and Shapoorji Pallonji Group (~SGD 500 mn)
  • Advised Glade Brook Capital on their investment in Zepto’s series D fundraise (~USD 200 mn)
  • Advised GIC Singapore on their co-investment into the IndiGrid InvIT with KKR
  • Advised Brookfield Asset Management on its investment in INDIS housing projects, a Hyderabad-based real estate firm (~USD 135 mn)
  • Advised Glade Brook Capital and Canaan Valley Capital on their investment in Dailyhunt (~USD 100 mn)
  • Advised Alpine Capital on their investment in KreditBee (~75mn)
  • Advised GIC Singapore on their pre-IPO investment in Star Health
  • Advised GIC in co-investment transactions into a Blackstone vehicle and Barings vehicle (with underlying listed targets)
  • Advised GSO Partners (now Blackstone Credit) in the 100% sale of Mgage to Tanla Solutions against a swap of listed shares

EDUCATION

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), ILS Law College

Publications

  • “How will COVID-19 losses impact valuation in M&A transactions?”, The Economic Times, May 2020
  • “Should the court restrain lenders from invoking share pledge?”, Moneycontrol, April 2020
  • “Decoding India’s infrastructure investment trusts”, Infrastructure Investor (PEI Publication), October 2019
  • “Pledging of Shares; Do lenders need to rethink their strategy?”, Business Standard, March 2019
  • “Issues for offshore investment funds: To declare or not to declare”, MINT, September 2018
  • “Evolving negotiation strategies in late stage PE investments”, MINT, August 2017
  • “REITs: Will they be attractive enough?”, MINT, June 2017
  • “Thin Capitalisation norms to weigh on realty offshore funding”, ET Realty, February 2017
  • “Realty reforms to boost offshore funds”, ET Realty, December 2016
  • “REITs- Will they now be a reality?”, ET Realty, February 2016
  • “Externalisation: Regulatory regime forcing companies’ migration to foreign shores”, The Economic Times, January 2014
  • “The great deception: Satyam’s accounting scandal offers salutary lessons to companies”, Authored Cover Story, Asialaw, 2009

Interviews

  • Impact of Covid-19 on the deal making landscape, emerging opportunities for credit and special situations investors in infrastructure, promoter financing and securitization of loans, Exclusive Interview with MINT, June 2020
  • REITs and InvITs, Exclusive Interview with ET Now, April 2017
  • SEBI likely to launch REITs, CBNC TV-18, December 2013

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