White & Case, Freshies act on $6 bln Indonesian telecom merger

BY Aparna Sai |

White & Case has advised Qatar's Ooredoo on its $6 billion agreement to merge its Indonesian telecom unit with that of Hong Kong's CK Hutchison, which was represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

India: JSA, Goodwin, Khaitan, Trilegal act on $450 mln funding round of car platform

BY Aparna Sai |

J Sagar Associates (JSA) has advised Indian used-vehicle platform Cars24 on its $450 million Series F funding round, with Goodwin Procter, Khaitan & Co and Trilegal advising various investors.

K Law, SAM, Veritas act on $730 mln India vaccine deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Krishnamurthy & Co (K Law) and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas have advised biopharmaceutical company Biocon on the $730 million sale of a 15 percent stake in subsidiary Biocon Biologics to Serum Institute of India (SII), which was represented by Veritas Legal.

Skadden, Kirkland act on $1.7 bln HK biotech SPAC deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised Hong Kong biotech startup Prenetics on its planned $459 million Nasdaq listing via a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Artisan Acquisition, which was represented by Kirkland& Ellis.

HBT, Umbra advise on $434 mln Indonesia telecom tower deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (HBT), Herbert Smith Freehills’ Indonesia associate firm, has counselled cellular operator Telkomsel on its $434 million sale and leaseback of 4,000 telecom towers to mobile company Mitratel, which was advised by local firm Umbra.

India: CAM, S&R, Sidley advise on housing finance firm’s $378 mln IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has advised home loan company Aptus Value Housing Finance India on its 27.8-billion-rupee ($378 million) IPO, with S&R Associates and Sidley Austin counselling the book-running lead managers.

Cooley, MHM, W&C advise on $2.7 bln Japan BNPL deal

BY Mari Iwata |

White & Case has advised U.S. payments giant PayPal Holdings on its $2.7 billion agreement to acquire Japanese buy now, pay later (BNPL) firm Paidy, which was represented by Cooley and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.

Trilegal, AZB act on $915 mln India life insurance deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Trilegal has advised Exide Industries’ life insurance subsidiary,Exide Life, on its 67-billion-rupee ($915 million) sale to HDFC Life Insurance Company, which was represented by AZB & Partners.

Trilegal, SAM, AZB act on $4.7 bln Indian payments acquisition

BY Aparna Sai |

Trilegal has advised technology investor Prosus Ventures on its $4.7 billion acquisition of Indian payments gateway firm BillDesk, which was represented by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM). AZB & Partners has counselled the selling shareholders.

CAM, Indus, Sidley, AZB act on Indian auto platform’s $411 mln IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has advised India’s CarTrade Tech on its 30-billion-rupee ($411 million) IPO, with IndusLaw and Sidley Austin representing the book-runners and lead managers. AZB & Partners counselled the selling shareholders.

Latham, MoFo advise on $591 mln U.S.-Japan M&A deal

BY Mari Iwata |

Latham & Watkins has advised U.S. investment bank Houlihan Lokey on its 65-billion-yen ($591 million) offer to buy Tokyo-based M&A advisory firm GCA Corp, which was counselled by Morrison & Foerster.

KWM advises Westpac on $660 mln sale of life insurance business to Japan’s Dai-ichi

BY Mari Iwata |

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has advised Australia’s Westpac Banking Corp on the A$900 million ($660 million) sale of its domestic life insurance unit to Japan's Dai-ichi Life Holdings.