Ashwin Bhat is a Partner in the firm based out of Bangalore office. Ashwin’s practice encompasses Mergers & Acquisition, Private Equity, Venture Capital Transactions and other general corporate practice. He has vast experience across these areas both on cross-border and domestic deals.
For more than a decade, Ashwin has been advising several large international and domestic private equity/ VC funds, accelerators, incubators and Indian business houses on structuring investments, formulating entry and exit strategies, advising on governance and restructuring of businesses; as well as entrepreneurs in establishing and growing new businesses. He has advised clients on various complex M&A deals, private equity and venture capital investments. Ashwin has led multi-disciplinary teams with the firm on complex transactions requiring simultaneous management of transactional issues alongside nuances arising from sectoral challenges and regulatory constraints.
Ashwin also regularly represents the Indian businesses in restructuring or redomiciling the business between India- Singapore and India-USA and advises on the nuances of a dynamic regulatory regime in such complex matters.
Ashwin advises companies, board of directors, committees and senior management on corporate governance best practices to proactively manage risk and maintain compliance. He also advises clients on compliance reviews, developing compliance policies and procedures, conflict of interests/ related party transactions.
Represented Steradian in its acquisition by Renesas which operates in Semi-Conductor space. This is one of the largest acquisitions in the semi-conductor space in India.
Represented Skit.ai in $23M Series B round led by WestBridge Capital, along with existing investors Kalaari Capital and Exfinity Ventures, IAN Fund.
Represented WebEngage in $20M Series B round led by Singularity Growth Opportunities Fund and SWC Global with participation from existing investors.
Advised CIEL HR in its 100% acquisition of Jombay as part of its IPO plans.
Advised Aurum Protech in its acquisition of MYRE’s business.
Advised Stellaris and ON Mauritius in connection with Seed round fund-raise by Credflow.
Advised Accel, Surge & Stellaris in connection with Seed round fund-raise by Rigi.club.
Education/ Professional Memberships
Company Secretary- Institute of Company Secretaries of India.