Paul, Weiss Adds Leading Energy and Infrastructure M&A Partner
September 5, 2023 Read the press release
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Ravi Purohit has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department and co-head of the Infrastructure Practice, resident in New York. Widely recognized as one of the foremost lawyers in the energy and infrastructure space, Purohit advises companies, institutional investors and financial sponsors on mergers and acquisitions, asset sales and dispositions, joint ventures and other general corporate and financing matters.
“Ravi has worked with the world’s preeminent private equity firms on their most significant infrastructure investments,” said Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp. “Ravi’s unique experience and deep expertise in the energy and infrastructure industries make him a tremendous asset to our firm and our clients.”
“Ravi has worked on many of the most important deals in the infrastructure private equity space in recent years,” said Corporate Department Chair Scott A. Barshay. “No one understands the infrastructure deal landscape better than Ravi, and we are thrilled to have him on board.”
In addition to his experience as a partner at other large law firms, Purohit previously served as a managing director and founding member of the investment team at Blackstone Infrastructure Partners and a managing director at Alinda Capital Partners, an infrastructure investment firm. Throughout his career as both a lawyer and investor, Purohit has advised on major private equity and M&A transactions, including many of the largest infrastructure transactions to date and a number of first-of-their-kind, novel deals in the sector. He is qualified to practice in New York, Illinois and Texas and works with leading investment firms, companies and institutional investors across the United States and around the world.
Among other representations, Purohit has advised Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in many of its landmark transactions, including its recently announced acquisition of an equity interest in Northern Indiana Public Service Company; minority investment in FirstEnergy Corp.; take-private of QTS Realty Trust, Inc.; purchase of a stake in Cheniere Energy Partners LP; take-private, as part of a consortium of investors, of Signature Aviation; acquisition of a stake in Carrix; and its take-private acquisition of the limited partner interests in Tallgrass Energy. Other recent representations include advising ConocoPhillips in its acquisition of a minority stake in Port Arthur LNG; Wafra on multiple renewable energy, transportation and digital infrastructure transactions; American Triple I Partners in its investment into Terminal 6 at JFK Airport; and DigitalBridge on numerous transactions, including its acquisition of Landmark Dividend and its acquisition of Telenet’s tower business in Belgium. He has also represented Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners on its purchase of the Lightpath fiber enterprise business; GI Partners on its take-private of ORBCOMM; and Basalt Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of Fatbeam, a leading broadband service provider.
“Paul, Weiss’s outstanding M&A platform guides prominent institutional investors and strategic companies on their most critical and important transactions,” Purohit said. “I am excited to join the premier M&A and private equity law firm in the world and look forward to further enhancing the firm’s energy and infrastructure verticals.”
Purohit earned his J.D. from Columbia University, where he sits on the Law School’s Board of Visitors, and his B.A. from Emory University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
The Paul, Weiss Infrastructure Group represents strategic companies, institutional investors and financial sponsors on infrastructure transactions across the energy, digital, transportation, and water and waste sectors, among others, providing advice on a broad range of corporate matters, including complex M&A, asset acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, and bespoke capital markets and financing transactions.