Antares advises BharatPe on series D funding

Antares advises BharatPe on series D funding

Antares Legal represented lending and digital payments start-up Resilient Innovations, which operates as BharatPe, on its recent US$108 million series D equity fundraise led by existing investor, Coatue Management.

Cooley and IndusLaw advised Coatue Management. L&L Partners advised Steadview Capital and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas advised Sequoia Capital, both also existing investors that took part in the funding round. The deal was announced on 11 February and has since closed.

Antares Legal’s team comprised partner Siddharth Bhavnani, senior associate Surbhi Kothiala, and associate Mohona Thakur. Partner Surbhi Gupta provided input on regulatory aspects. Antares Legal said it has advised BharatPe on all its fundraising to date.

Cooley’s team comprised its Singapore-based partner, Ferish Patel, associates Ryan Grimm and James Jackson, and legal consultant Abhishek Banerji.

IndusLaw’s team comprised partner Winnie Shekhar, senior associate Manan Dua, and associates Nishihi Shah, Prerna Bharati and Nabarun Chandra Ray.

L&L Partners’ team comprised partners Vaibhav Kakkar and Snigdhaneel Satpathy, and associates Keshav Pareek, Mincy Mathew and Paayas Pandit.

With this funding round, BharatPe, which is currently valued at US$900 million, has raised a total of US$268 million in equity and debt. In January, the company said it had raised ₹2.49 billon (US$34 million) in debt from three venture debt providers – Alteria Capital, InnoVen Capital and Trifecta Capital.