India’s J Sagar Associates (JSA) has hired a four-member M&A and PE team in Mumbai, led by equity partner Siddharth Mody, from Desai & Diwanji.

The other members are retained partner Rahul Deodhar, principal associate Prerana Chaudhari, and associate Abhishek Singh.

With over 20 years of experience, Mody advises investors and promoters on cross-border transactions such as M&A, PE, venture capital, foreign investment, joint ventures, amalgamations and asset purchases across sectors including agriculture, healthcare and pharma, hospitality, education, real estate and power.

Mody worked at Desai & Diwanji for more than 19 years, becoming a partner in 2013 and a senior partner in 2022.

Deodhar advises on cross-border transactions including M&A, PE and joint ventures, along with compliance and due diligence. He joined Desai & Diwanji in 2014, prior to which he was at KPMG.

With these additions, JSA now has 130 partners, including 50 equity partners.



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