Vatsal Gaur

Vatsal Gaur

Associate Partner | New Delhi

Corporate & Commercial
Enrolment No. D/382/2012

About

Vatsal is an associate partner in the Corporate & Commercial practice group of the firm. With over 9 years of transactional experience he specializes in private equity and venture capital investment transactions, and has acted for diverse PE funds, VC and Angel investors across the entire spectrum of the investment and divestment cycle. He assists clients in transaction structuring, contract negotiations and drafting, advising on applicable legal and regulatory frameworks, corporate and commercial issues and transaction management, and works actively in the Indian startup ecosystem. Vatsal is a frequent contributor to leading Indian business dailies on topics of law and policy, mentors a variety of startup incubator programmes, actively associated with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and is a featured panelist / speaker at various business forums. He is a graduate of law from National Law University, Jodhpur, with a specialization in corporate governance.

Practice areas

  • Corporate & Commercial

Expertise

  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Startup advisory
  • Tech and policy

Representative matters

  • Sahajanand Medical Technologies and its promoters on an investment by Samara Capital, involving both a primary subscription and a secondary purchase, for an aggregate consideration of INR 150 Crores
  • TPG Growth II Sf Pte. in its private equity investment in Landmark Group of companies, in the automobile dealership space, for a consideration of approximately USD 35 million
  • SohanLal Commodity Management in its Series D round of Private Equity funding received from Everstone Capital Partners II LLC and Creation Fund
  • Lightbox Ventures, in its Series C investment in Reverse Logistics Company Private Limited, with co-investment by Vertex Asia Investments Pte.
  • Snapmint - a fintech startup in its pre-series A fund raise from Kae Capital, Kalysta Capital and Secocha Ventures
  • Agnikul - a startup in the business of launching vehicles in space, in its seed round funding obtained from Speciale Invest Fund and other seed investors

Publications & recognitions

  • “Does India want to be the Big Data State after all” – The Financial Express
  • “Voting Rights ushering in a New Era for Capital Raising” - The Financial Express
  • “Put and call options get legit, now RBI should act” – The Economic Times
  • “Getting the Deal Through - Private Equity 2014 (Transactions)” - Law Business Research Ltd, UK
  • “Put me in trouble and I will call SEBI” – Business Standard