Raj Ramachandran

Raj Ramachandran, Partner, JSA

Raj specializes in Corporate Commercial, Banking & Finance and Cross Border Investments & Acquisitions.

He has extensive experience in Debt transactions (Secured & Mezzanine), Private Equity, 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 involving complicated structuring and documentation.

 

Memberships

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

 

Education

  • 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)

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Some of the key assignments handled and being handled by Raj cover the following:

  • Advised a subsidiary of Ascendas India Trust (“Ascendas”) in connection with a transaction involving Nalanda Shelter Private Limited and Brickmix Developers Private Limited to acquire BlueRidge 3, an IT/ITES special economic zone development with a total net leasable area up to 1.8 million square feet located at Hinjewadi, Pune. The transaction value is approximately INR 1000 crores.
  • Advised Conneqt Business Solutions Limited (Acquirer) along with Quess Corp Limited (PAC) in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Allsec Technologies Limited from Mr. Ramamoorthy Jagadish and Mr. Adiseshan Saravanan (Promoters) and First Carlyle Ventures Mauritius (Carlyle). The transaction is valued at approximately Rs. 271 crores and will be followed by an open offer for an additional 26 pc stake in Allsec.
  • Advised Enzen Global Solutions Private Limited (“Enzen”), a global knowledge practitioner in the energy and utilities sector for raising in excess of US$100 million from Greater Pacific Capital (“GPC”) through its fund, GPC Private Investing India LLP being GPC’s most recent India-focused private equity fund. Enzen is a consulting and engineering firm with operations in over 25 countries and services top tier clients and it employs approximately 3,600 people globally.
  • Advised and assisted Berterlsmann Nederland B.V in connection with its investment into ULink Agritech Private Limited (Company). This was a Series D round raised by the Company, with the investment being led by Bertelsmann Nederland B.V, with Accel, Chiratae and Aavishkaar making follow-on investments and this round saw a total investment of approximately INR 1,825,000,000 (Rupees one billion, eight hundred and twenty five million only).
  • Advised Zoomcar in connection with the Series C funding of USD 40 million led by Mahindra and Mahindra Limited. Some existing investors also participated in the funding round. JSA had conducted vendor due diligence on Zoomcar India and provided limited review of the transaction documents at the offshore level from an Indian law perspective.
  • Advised Prestige Estates Projects Limited (PEPL) and its group companies in relation to the investment by HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate Fund – I (HCARE) in Prestige Projects Private Limited for the proposed development of a predominantly residential project in Bangalore.
  • Advised Ace Turtle Services (Ace Turtle) and its affiliates in connection with the Series A funding from Singapore-based Vertex Ventures and C31 Ventures, the venture capital arm of CapitaLand.