Latham & Watkins LLP continued to expand its M&A and private equity practices on July 7 with the addition of Ravi Purohit, who the firm said will add significant experience in the infrastructure and energy industries.
Purohit joins Latham as a partner in the corporate department to serve as a global vice chair of the firm’s energy and infrastructure industry group and a member of the M&A and private equity practices. He will initially be based in the New York office and, after an impending move, will be predominately based in the Houston office.
According to the Latham release, Purohit has extensive experience as a financial investor and both in private practice and as an in-house counsel, and is well known in each context for executing sophisticated and complex transactions. He will advise public and private companies, institutional investors, financial sponsors, and private capital across all energy and infrastructure sectors including midstream energy, renewables, and utilities as well as transportation, telecommunications, water, waste, and public private partnerships.
Most recently, Purohit served as general counsel at Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, a $15 billion open-ended global infrastructure fund, through a secondment from the partnership at his prior firm, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Prior to re-joining private practice, he served as a managing director at Blackstone Infrastructure Partners where he was a founding member of the investment team responsible for sourcing and executing infrastructure transactions. He also previously served as a managing director at Alinda Capital Partners, an infrastructure investment firm.
“Ravi’s diverse experience and talents make him a fantastic addition to our ever-growing M&A and Private Equity Practices,” commented Charles Ruck, global chair of Latham’s corporate department, in a company release. “We look forward to advancing the growth of our M&A practice with Ravi’s talent, creativity, and commercial mindedness.”
Justin Stolte, global chair of the firm’s energy and infrastructure industry group, added: “With experience working both in-house and in private practice, Ravi provides a unique perspective on market trends and the changing needs of our clients. In addition, his deep experience in energy and infrastructure will serve as a valuable asset to our clients, and further strengthen our position as a market leader in those areas.”
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