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Rajat Mukherjee

Rajat Mukherjee

, New Delhi

Partner | Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Education

education

  • LL.M., Columbia University's School of Law, New York
  • LL.B., Symbiosis Society's Law College, Pune

Rajat is an M&A partner based in New Delhi. With a broad corporate practice and extensive cross-border experience, Rajat advises companies, boards of directors and financial institutions on a wide range of corporate matters, including public and private M&A transactions, private equity investments, joint ventures, corporate governance and other corporate law matters.  

After completing his LLM from Columbia University, Rajat worked in New York and Hong Kong with a leading US law firm before joining Khaitan & Co in 2010 to help build the Firm's M&A practice in New Delhi, which has recently been ranked as a Band 1 Corporate/M&A practice in India by Chambers & Partners. Rajat was featured in the Asian Legal Business “40 under 40” list outstanding legal professionals in the region in 2017.

Rajat sits on the board of directors of Salesforce India, Avtec Limited and Mahindra Comviva as a non-executive/independent director and on the Board of Governors of UPES University.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • New York Bar Association, U.S.

Recognition and Accomplishments

  • Ranked as Next Generation Partner and identified as a key lawyer in the firm’s corporate practice by Legal 500 in 2021. A client quote on Legal 500 says ‘Rajat Mukherjee is an excellent partner. He is proactive, clear, straightforward and pragmatic in his advice. He acts to support in building client relationships but has good depth of knowledge on M&A too.’
  • Featured in the Asian Legal Business “40 under 40” list in 2017
  • Featured in Top 50 Indian Lawyers 2020 under Asian Legal Business India Super 50 Lawyers in 2020
  • Ranked by India Business Law Journal in their 2021 rankings as a practice leader in Education

Representative Matters

Rajat Mukherjee has represented and advised the following clients

WABCO Holdings Inc.

Advised on the India leg in its acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen AG for an equity value of over USD 7 billion including equity value of Wabco India of approximately USD 1.7 billion. The indirect acquisition of Wabco India triggered an open offer in India under the takeover code.

Committee of Independent Directors of Mindtree Limited

Advised on the obligations pursuant to the open offer announced by Larsen &Toubro Limited for 31% of the share capital of Mindtree Limited for an aggregate deal value of up to USD 1.5 billion.

Jagran Prakashan Limited

Advised on various matters including acquisition of Naidunia, a daily newspaper, and the recent acquisition of “Radio City” FM radio channel from India Value Fund.

Edgeconnex, Inc.

Advised Edgeconnex, Inc. as co-counsel along with Allen & Overy in the joint venture with Adani Enterprises Limited for setting up, operating and managing data center business in India.

Laureate Education Inc.

Advised on various matters over the last 10 years including the acquisition and subsequent sale of a higher educational institution which was the largest transaction in the regulated education space in India.

Tokio Marine

Advised in relation to acquisition of 23% stake in IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Company Limited (ITGI) from the existing shareholders, IFFCO and Indian Potash Limited, resulting in an increase in TM Asia’s equity stake in ITGI from 26% to 49% for USD 392 million.

Colfax Corporation

Advised on the India leg of the sale of its fluid handling business to Circor International, Inc. for an estimated aggregate consideration of USD 860 million.

The Blackstone Group

Advised on investment in the holding company of Jagran Prakashan Limited and subsequent exit.

Apax Partners

Advised on the India leg of its global joint venture with Accenture for the Duck Creek business.

Elanco Animal Health

Advised Elanco Animal Health on the India leg of its USD 6.89 billion acquisition of the animal health business of Bayer AG.

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