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.
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.