Pankti is an Associate in the Firm's Corporate Group based in New York, and focuses her practice on representing corporate clients and private equity funds in connection with domestic and global mergers, acquisitions and equity investments.
Qualified to practice in New York and India, Pankti previously worked as an associate at one of India's leading law firms for two years, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, and corporate advisory work.
Pankti graduated with an LLM from Harvard Law School, where she was a KC Mahindra Education Trust Scholar and RD Sethna Scholar, and served as a Senior Editor at the Harvard Business Law Review. She received her first law degree from NUJS, India, where she was a gold medalist and a member of the Board of Editors of the NUJS Law Review (for which she is now on the Advisory Council). An article from a special issue of the journal, edited by her team, was cited by the Supreme Court of India in its landmark judgment decriminalizing homosexuality.
Pankti is actively involved with moot court activities and serves as a judge at the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (World Championship and Northeast Regional Rounds) and the Harvard Law School Ames Moot Court Competition.
Representation of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the US$825 million sale of the vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions businesses operated by its wholly owned subsidiary, Donlen Corp., to an affiliate of Athene Holding Ltd., a leading financial services company, pursuant to Sections 105, 363 and 365 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Representation of Antin Infrastructure Partners in the US$1.25 billion acquisition of Veolia Group's district energy assets in the United States, which comprises steam, hot and chilled water and electricity production plants, including cogeneration plants, and 13 networks in ten US cities.
Representation of Anthem, Inc. in its acquisition of Beacon Health Options, the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country.
Representation of Pernod Ricard SA, the world's second-largest producer of wines and spirits, in its acquisition of a minority stake of Sovereign Brands and its portfolio of fast-growing super premium wine and spirits brands.
Representation of Investcorp International Inc., a private equity company, in its acquisition of Multivision, LLC, an IT solutions and training provider.
Representation of Roark Capital Group, a private equity company and Inspire Brands, Inc., a global multi-brand restaurant company, in the acquisition of Jimmy John's LLC, a fast food sandwich restaurant chain. Following the completion of the transaction, Inspire will be the fourth largest restaurant company in the United States.
Representation of Dominus Capital, L.P. in its acquisition of Surface Preparation Technologies, LLC, the country's leading provider of rumble strips and related roadway safety services.
Representation of Quad-C Management, Inc., a leading middle market private equity firm, in the acquisition of a majority interest in Boulder Scientific Company, LLC, a company that develops and manufactures specialty chemicals.
Representation of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (NYSE: MIC) in the US$514 million sale of the MIC Hawaii businesses, a regulated gas utility and unregulated propane distributor, to an affiliate of Argo Infrastructure Partners LP. The transaction will be completed after the completion of a reorganization pursuant to which Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings, LLC, a newly formed entity, will become the publicly traded parent company of MIC, and the subsequent US$4.475 billion sale of MIC, and its Atlantic Aviation business, to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
Representation of Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: FCAC), a SPAC, in its US$3.9 billion business combination with Sharecare, Inc., a digital health company based in Georgia.
Representation of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. in the negotiation and execution of transaction documents to establish a 50:50 joint venture with Digital Realty focused on the development, ownership and operation of institutional quality data centers in India.