Tihir Sarkar’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and restructuring transactions. 

He has represented corporates, shareholders and private equity funds on a broad range of international M&A and joint venture transactions. He has extensive experience in cross-border international transactions and has been involved in a number of transactions in the Middle East, India and in emerging markets.

Tihir joined the firm in 2003 from Slaughter and May and became a partner in 2007.

Notable Experience

  • American Express in the formation of a 50/50 joint venture of its Global Business Travel division with an investor group led by Certares and Qatar Holding. 

  • A number of Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds on M&A matters.

  • TPG in its acquisition of the wholesale trading, institutional sales and franchise businesses of Vishal Retail Limited, the first significant distressed asset buyout in India; and TPG Growth in its acquisition of approximately 10% of the enlarged ordinary share capital of Greenko Group. 

  • Dhabi Group in the $758 million sale of its 30% interest in Warid Telecom (Private) Limited to Singapore Telecommunications Limited, giving Warid Telecom an enterprise value of $2.9 billion. 

  • Helios Investment Partners in connection with the formation of its second private equity fund, Helios Investors II, with aggregate commitments from investors of over $900 million; and in connection with a number of investments including in its acquisition of a 25% stake in a joint venture vehicle established by Portugal Telecom to hold all of its telecommunications assets and interests in sub-Saharan Africa valued at $1.2 billion, its Sh11 billion ($165 million) acquisition of a 24.99% stake in Equity Bank Ltd, and in its equity investment in First City Monument Bank.

  • SR Technics in its $1.67 billion leveraged buyout by a consortium of three investors from the United Arab Emirates made up of Mubadala Development, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise and Istithmar.

  • African Resources Limited in its partial offer to acquire Hambledon Mining Plc.

  • ArcelorMittal in its $810 million acquisition of London Mining Brasil from London Mining plc and in its simultaneous $40.5 million acquisition of an 80% stake in Adriana Resources’ planned port facility located in the Third District of the City of Mangaratiba.

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