Srinivas S. Kaushik, P.C. - Partner

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Srinivas S. Kaushik, P.C.

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Phone: +1 212-446-4818
Fax: +1 212-446-4900
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Professional Profile

Srinivas Kaushik focuses on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and growth capital investments. Principal clients include Apax Partners, Bain Capital, iGATE Corporation and Lincolnshire Management. Srinivas also regularly represents portfolio companies of clients with respect to general corporate counseling and transactional matters.

Srinivas is considered to be "fantastic at dealing with and looking after clients" and is praised as a "very hard worker. He is smart, organized and practical" per Chambers. According to Chambers Global, one peer remarked, “he's one I would be very positive about, a brilliant lawyer.” In 2015, he was named a "Private Equity MVP" in Law360's "MVPs of the Year" for his work on some of the year's most high profile and complex deals.

In addition, Srinivas is a senior partner in the Firm's India practice where he has represented the Firm's clients in a number of acquisition/buyout and investment transactions in Indian companies, including in the largest leveraged acquisition to date. Srinivas is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers & Partners among lawyers with respect to investment funds investing in India.


Representative Matters

  • Apax Funds in their agreement to acquire ThoughtWorks, Inc.

  • GlobalLogic and Apax Funds on investment in GlobalLogic by CPPIB

  • Consortium of Bain Capital and GIC in their acquisition of a minority interest in QuEST, a global engineering solutions provider

  • Maxis Communications Berhad in the pending merger between its subsidiary Aircel and Reliance Communications’ Indian wireless business. The transaction is the largest ever consolidation in the Indian telecommunications sector (with combined assets in excess of $9.5 billion) and one of the largest merger of equals in India

  • IGATE Corporation in its $4.04 billion sale to Capgemini

  • Apax Partners in the acquisition of Ideal Protein, a leading weight loss protocol

  • Sale of National Pen, a portfolio company of Lincolnshire Management, to Cimpress

  • Holley, a leader in the performance of aftermarket auto parts industry and a portfolio company of Lincolnshire Management, in the acquisition of MSD

  • Bain Capital in its disposition of its investment in Hero Motors, one of the largest PE exits in India

  • Apax Partners in the acquisition of a minority stake in Zensar Technologies

  • Apax Partners in its acquisition of a 20.4% stake in Shriram City Union Finance from TPG

  • Infosys Limited in its $200 million acquisition of Panaya, Inc., a leading provider of automation technology for large scale enterprise software management

  • Infosys Limited in its minority investment in a Dreamworks Animation entity

  • TriZetto Corporation, a portfolio company of funds advised by Apax Partners, in its $2.7 billion sale to Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.

  • Apax Partners in the acquisition of a minority stake in Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company

  • Apax Partners in the acquisitions of GENEX Services for an undisclosed amount

  • Lincolnshire Management in the acquisition of AMPORTS for an undisclosed amount

  • Bain Capital in its acquisition of a minority stake in Emcure from Blackstone

  • Apax Partners on the dual acquisitions of One Call Care Management and Align Networks to create the largest specialty network for workers compensation claims

  • Apax Partners and ODSA Topco, a company backed by Apax Partners, in the acquisition of GlobalLogic

  • Apax Partners and Hub International in the $4.4B sale of Hub International to Hellman & Friedman

  • Apax Partners in its exit from Apollo Hospitals for an undisclosed amount

  • Management of Union Square Hospitality Group, a leading restaurant development group with ownership of Gramercy Tavern, Shake Shack and other leading restaurants, with respect to a minority investment by Leonard Green

  • Lincolnshire Management with respect to its acquisition of National Pen for an undisclosed amount

  • iGATE in its successful $250 million plus delisting offer of Patni Computer Systems, the first cross border tender/delisting offer to delist a company listed in both the U.S. (NYSE) and India

  • Lincolnshire Management in its acquisition of True Temper, the market leading manufacturer of golf club shafts as well as performance sports products, for an undisclosed amount

  • Lincolnshire Management in its investment in PADI Worldwide, the market leader in training and certification of recreational SCUBA divers and SCUBA diving instructors, for an undisclosed amount

  • iGATE in its $1.3 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Patni Computer Systems Ltd and the related $330 million PIPE investment by Apax Partners

  • Bain Capital in its $600 million investment in the Hero Group in connection with the Hero Group's buyout of Honda from Hero Honda

  • Lincolnshire Management in its investment in Allison Marine for an undisclosed amount

  • Lincolnshire Management in its acquisition of Phoenix Brands for an undisclosed amount

  • Lincolnshire Management in its PIPE investment in and $200 million plus exit from Wabash National Corporation

  • Vestar Capital Partners and Birds Eye in the $1.3 billion sale of Birds Eye

  • Lincolnshire Management in its acquisition of Delta Connection Academy and Aerosim Technologies

  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in the $4.2 billion acquisition/equity investment in Asurion Corporation

  • Falcon Investments in its PIPE investment in Princeton Review

  • Bain Capital in its investment in privately-held Indian clothing firm Lilliput Kidswear

  • Lincolnshire Management in the formation of Lincolnshire Equity Fund IV, a $835 million PE fund

  • Bain Capital in its $124 million investment in Himadri Chemicals

  • Larsen & Toubro in its unsuccessful bid to acquire Satyam Computers

  • Soros Investment Funds in a number of investments in India

  • Lincolnshire Management in its acquisition of The Alaska Club

  • Lincolnshire Management in its acquisition and sale of AMPORTS

  • Lincolnshire Management in its sale of Bankruptcy Management Solutions

  • Falcon Investments in its minority investment and exit from 21C Processing Company

  • Evolvence Capital, in the formation of Evolvence India Fund, the first India focused fund of funds and a number of underlying investments

  • Evolvence Capital in the formation of its $150 million Evolvence India Life Sciences Fund

  • GTCR Golder Rauner in its leveraged buy out of Zenta Limited, an Indian BPO for $100 million — one of the first ever LBOs of an Indian company — and in the follow on acquisition of Global Realty Outsourcing

  • Cranes Software, a Bangalore based listed company, in its GDR offering


Publications

Srinivas was quoted in the following article:

"Let's Talk US Equity in India: Don't expect to swoop in right away, but India's market is worth the pursuit," RedHerring.com, July 29, 2006.


Seminars

Speaker, "The Changing Landscape of M&A In India," Mumbai, India, March 18-19, 2016

Panelist on "Emerging Markets Investing" 18th Annual Columbia Business School Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference, New York, NY, February 3, 2012

Panelist on "Doing Business in Asia" Harvard Business School PE Conference, Cambridge, MA, February 13, 2010

Panelist on "Doing Business in South Asia: Career Opportunities and Issues for American Lawyers," South Asia Heritage Week at Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, January 30, 2007

Guest Lecturer, "Private Equity Transactions in Emerging Markets: The Indian Case," London Business School, Venture Capital & Private Equity Class, London, September 13, 2006

Panelist, "Due-Diligence, Structuring, & Negotiating in India — Lessons Experienced Dealmakers Have Learned About Getting Deals Done Right," 1st Annual Capital Roundtable MasterClass on Doing Deals in India, New York, July 27, 2006

Chair and Workshop Leader, "Mechanics of Setting up a Fund to Invest in India," organized by the Capital Roundtable on July 26, 2006 in New York

Lecturer, "Private Equity in India: Transactions and Funds," London Business School, Private Equity Class, September 13, 2006

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