Raj Ramachandran

Raj specialises in private equity, M&A, corporate commercial, banking & finance and cross-border investments & acquisitions. 

He has extensive experience in debt transactions (secured & mezzanine), project finance, security creation, joint ventures and regulatory & policy issues governing such transactions. 

Raj has facilitated many high profile acquisitions and investments in India in a variety of sectors that involved complicated structuring and documentation.

Some of his key assignments are: 

  • Advised Zoomcar in connection with an investment by Mahindra and Mahindra Limited. JSA had also conducted vendor due diligence on Zoomcar India
  • Advised Prestige Estates Projects, a Bangalore-based developer in connection with a strategic partnership/ affordable housing platform with HDFC Capital Advisors to jointly invest in low and mid-income housing projects
  • Advised Bertelsmann Nederland B.V. (“BII”) in connection with its investment in Ruptub Solutions Private Limited (“Treebo”)
  • Advised JP Morgan in connection with specific aspects in connection with its investment into Assetz and Viceroy Hotels
  • Advised Piramal Fund Management Private Limited (“Piramal”), in connection with its investment in rated, listed, redeemable, non-convertible debentures issued by a leading developer in Bangalore
  • Advised and assisted, Scheme Residential Opportunities Fund – I of Real Estate Opportunities Trust, a real estate fund for which Jones Lang Lasalle Investment Advisors Private Limited are the Investment Managers (JLL), in connection with various investments from time to time
  • Advised Ace Turtle, an omnichannel platform in connection with investment by Vertex Ventures and a group entity of CapitaLand




  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Institute of Company Secretaries of India


  • B Com (T&T), Kerala University (2000)
  • Company Secretaryship, Insitutute of Company Secretaries of India (2003)
  • LL. B, Government Law College, Mumbai (2004)
  • LL.M, Mumbai University (2007)


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Last Updated on 25th January 2019

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