Ekta Gupta is a corporate, M&A and PE partner at the firm. Ekta has advised many private equity funds across the full range of their operations and activities and has extensive experience in matters pertaining to fund formation and portfolio investments by the funds. Some of her notable transactions include advising Blackstone in relation to the 100% buy-out of the two sea-plane operating companies in the Republic of Maldives, which was nominated as ‘Private Equity Deal of the Year’ by IFLR Asia Awards 2014. She has also advised Blackstone in relation to the acquisition of a controlling stake in Agile Electric Supply Private Limited and advised Temasek in relation to its investments in Devyani International Limited, Zomato and Car Trade. In another major deal, she represented Paytm in relation to a multi-staged investment in it by Alibaba and Alipay.