With over a decade of experience as a partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM), Prashant Gupta acts as the national head of the firm’s capital markets practice. He is experienced in advising clients on a range of debt and equity matters such as buybacks, initial public offerings and qualified institutional placements (QIPs). His experience covers an array of sectors including healthcare, TMT, real estate and energy. Prior to joining SAM, Gupta worked as an associate at Sidley Austin and Perkins Coie. Additionally, he has been recognised as a Market Leader by IFLR1000 in both capital markets debt and equity. During the research period, he notably advised the lead managers on a landmark rights issue by Bharti Airtel, one of the largest equity capital markets deals in India to date. Another highlight saw him assisting the managers on a QIP and an issue of foreign currency convertible bonds by Bharti Airtel, this marks the first-ever simultaneous offering of equity shares and foreign currency convertible bonds in Asia-Pacific.