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.
- Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
- New York Bar Association, U.S.
Recognition and Accomplishments
- Rajat appears in the Asian Legal Business "40 under 40" list for 2017.
- Recommended by Legal 500 which says that Rajat is 'hands-on, commercially savvy and responsive'.
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.
Music Broadcast Limited d/b/a Radio City
Advised on acquisition of Big FM radio stations from ADAG. This is the largest deal (by value and size) in the FM radio space 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.
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.
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.
Advised on the India leg of its global joint venture with Accenture for the Duck Creek business.
Article01 May '20
Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Estate Planning, Trusts and Private Client
Partner, New Delhi
Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Restructuring & Insolvency