Private Equity

India continues to be an attractive destination for investments by Private Equity funds (both global and domestic). Most international Private Equity funds have dedicated pools for investments in Indian market.

Our professionals at 4i Advisory assists PE funds through the entire transaction lifecycle – from transaction evaluation and structuring, to investment options, to repatriation strategies, to exit grooming and to documentation and to entire deal closure.

Fund Structuring

  • Conceptualization of Onshore / Offshore Fund Structure from an Indian tax and regulatory perspective including:
  • Advice on Fund Structures – Unified / Co-Investment Structure
  • Advice on investment routes or vehicles permissible under the Indian regulatory framework
  • Advice on tax and regulatory implications, including pros and cons on different fund structures, such as fund jurisdiction and investment routes
  • Advice on Constitution, Ownership, Distribution Waterfall and Capital Structure of Fund Vehicles
  • Implementation of Finalised Structure and Documentation

Transaction Structuring

  • Review of Capital Structure, Terms of Instruments, Cash Flows, and other related aspects
  • Structuring Exit from Portfolio Companies
  • Conducting Due Diligence
  • Evaluation of Cash Extraction Strategies
  • Review of Resolution Plans under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Transaction Structuring

Advisory and Compliance

  • Ongoing assistance of Tax and Regulatory matters
  • Advice on withholding tax-related implications
  • Obtaining regulatory licenses and approvals
  • Assistance in obtaining lower or nil withholding tax certificate
  • Preparation of Income Tax returns, GST returns, and Withholding Tax returns
  • Representations before the Income-tax and higher appellate authorities
  • Compliances before SEBI, Company Law, and RBI