Private Equity & Venture Funding

OVERVIEW

Acuity Law advises on all stages of fund creation, fund deployment and exits by investors. Our clients include private equity funds, venture capitalists, early stage funds, high net worth investors, founders and business entities.

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We advise on:

  • Indian laws relating to structuring onshore and offshore fund.
  • Drafting offer documents for fund raising
  • Advising on securities registration issues in India
  • Registration of funds with regulatory authorities in India
  • Legal due diligence of prospective companies
  • Negotiation assistance from term sheet stage till actual deployment of fund
  • Documentation and overall transactional support
  • Obtaining government and regulatory approval from various regulators
  • Advising and assisting on exits
Alternative investment funds (AIFs)

are privately pooled investment vehicles which may be incorporated in the form of a trust, or company, or limited liability partnership, etc. registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). The SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012 (AIF Regulations) regulate the registration, operation and winding up of AIFs.

Here we deal with some commonly asked questions about AIF.

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Key Professionals

Souvik Ganguly

Managing Partner
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Akhil Ramesh

Senior Associate
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Tanuj Modi

Senior Associate
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Shrishti Mishra

Associate
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Paridhi Rastogi

Associate
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Krishna Nair

Associate
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Vidushi Maheshwari

Partner
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