By LE Desk
New Delhi, July 3, 2021: DSK Legal has advised Rising Stars I Opportunities Cooperatief U.A. (Rising Stars) in selling part of its stake in Bunch Microtechnologies Private Limited (Classplus) to Internet Fund VII Pte. Ltd. or Tiger Global.
DSK Legal assisted Rising Stars in inter alia structuring of the entire transaction; reviewing, revising and negotiating of the Share Purchase Agreement; and closing of the transaction, the Law Firm said in a statement.
The date of execution of the definitive transaction documentation was June 19, 2021 while the date of closing was June 29, 2021, it said.
The DSK core team representing Rising Stars for the transaction comprised of Harvinder Singh, Partner, and Shubhi Ameriya, Senior Associate. Anjan Dasgupta, Partner, acted as the relationship partner and provided strategic inputs on the transaction.
Classplus was represented by Indus Law., while Tiger Global was represented by Nishit Desai Associates. KPMG acted as financial advisor to Rising Stars.
Rising Stars is a Netherlands-based founder-focused venture capital fund. Internet Fund VII Pte Ltd is an affiliate PE fund of Tiger Global.
Bunch Microtechnologies Private Limited, is doing business as Classplus and provides software solutions. Classplus mobile-first platform allows private coaching institutes and their tutors to streamline content distribution, payments, communication and online assessments on a single platform. Tutors can conduct online assessments on the app, deliver their live lessons, automate their daily tasks, run student engagement programmes along with building and marketing their online courses.
Classplus has raised $65 million in its Series C round led by Tiger Global. GSV Ventures, Falcon Edge’s AWI, Blume Ventures and RTP Global also participated in the round. This is the fourth round of funding raised by Classplus in the last 15 months. Sequoia Capital’s Surge, Times Internet and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly also invested in the company in its previous round.
Tiger Global along with the primary investment in Series C round also did secondary purchase from Rising Stars.