Prashant Gupta is a partner in the firm’s corporate department, focusing primarily on capital markets transactions. He represents both issuers and underwriters in various equity and debt capital raising transactions, including initial public offerings, rights issues and QIP offerings, buybacks, capital restructurings and pre-IPO private placements. He has advised on capital markets transactions that have raised more than USD50 billion globally, which include both the largest IPO and bond offerings out of India, as well as the largest secondary trade on the stock exchanges in India.
Chambers and Partners 2022 views Prashant as Band 1 in Capital Markets: Equity. IFLR 1000 2022 sees him as a Market Leader for Capital Markets. Chambers 2020 quotes a source who said, “Prashant is a no-nonsense lawyer who cuts straight to the point, providing crisp, balanced, commercial and technically correct advice.” He has been recognised by the Economic Times in the prestigious “ET 40 under 40” list of India’s “hottest business leaders” in 2019. He has also been recognised by IFLR1000 in the list of “Asia’s Best Lawyers” in 2021 and, and has been recognised in IBLJ’s A-List of India’s Top 100 Lawyers since 2018.
He has also been recognised among the Who’s Who Legal “Thought Leaders: Global Elite 2022”. Prashant has advised on equity and bond offerings by issuers across various industries, including Apollo Tyres, Azure Power, AU Small Finance Bank, Bharti Airtel Limited, Coal India, DLF Limited, Dr Lals Pathlabs, Embassy Office Parks REIT, Eris Lifesciences, Eros International, Federal Bank, Freshworks, HPCL-Mittal Energy, IDFC, IndiaMart, InterGlobe Aviation, Jubilant Foodworks, Lemon Tree Hotels, MakeMyTrip, One97 Communications (Paytm), ONGC, PB Fintech (Policybazaar), PVR Limited, Power Grid Corporation, PNB Housing Finance, SBI Cards and Payments Services, Network18/TV18, TCNS Clothing, Vedanta, Varroc Engineering, Videocon d2h, and Yes Bank.