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Ravi Purohit
Partner
 
600 Travis Street, Suite 5400
Houston, TX 77002 
 
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Phone: +1-713-821-5670
Fax: +1-713-821-5602

A leader in the energy and infrastructure space, Ravi Purohit advises strategic companies, institutional investors and financial sponsors on mergers and acquisitions, asset sales and joint ventures, as well as other general corporate or financing matters. Over his career, Ravi has been involved in over $40 billion of transactions across a variety of infrastructure sectors including energy-related industries (midstream, renewable and utilities), transportation, telecommunications, water and waste.   

Prior to joining Simpson Thacher, Ravi was most recently a Managing Director at Blackstone Infrastructure Partners and, before that, was a Managing Director at Alinda Capital Partners, an infrastructure investment firm. 

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Work Highlights
  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in its announced acquisition of a 49.99% interest in Lightpath fiber enterprise business of Altice USA for an implied enterprise value of $3.2 billion
  • Prior to joining the Firm, Ravi's experience included the representation of:
    • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in its formation and initial transactions, including its $3.6 billion take private and acquisition of the Limited Partner interests in Tallgrass Energy LP and $3.3 billion acquisition of the General Partner and Limited Partner interests in Tallgrass Energy LP 
    • Alinda Capital Partners in a variety of transactions including its $2.82 billion sale of Reliance Home Comfort; $1.15 billion acquisition and $2.1 billion subsequent sale of Houston Fuel Oil Terminal (HFOTCO); $1.89 billion sale of SourceGas Holdings, a gas utility; $800 million acquisition and $1.87 billion subsequent sale of InterPark Holdings, an owner and operator of parking facilities; $600 million sale of DukeNet Communications, a fiber provider; and acquisition of Virginia International Gateway, a marine container terminal
    • Fortress Investment Group on multiple transactions, including its IPO—the first public listing of an alternative asset manager in the U.S. and honored as one of the Equity Deals of the Year in 2007 by International Financial Law Review—and its $3.5 billion acquisition of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc., a holding company invested in railroads, real estate, transportation and infrastructure assets
Education
  • Columbia Law School, 2003 J.D.
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Emory University, 2000 B.A.
    Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Omicron Delta Epsilon
Associations
  • Columbia Law School, Board of Visitors Member (2012 - Present)
Admissions
  • New York 2008
  • District of Columbia 2005
  • Illinois 2003

A leader in the energy and infrastructure space, Simpson Thacher Partner Ravi Purohit advises on mergers and acquisitions, asset sales and joint ventures, as well as other general corporate and financing matters. Based in Houston, Ravi’s clients have included strategic companies, institutional investors and financial sponsors, among others, on matters in a variety of energy-related sectors (midstream, renewables and utilities) as well as other infrastructure-related industries, including transportation, telecommunications, water and waste.

Prior to joining Simpson Thacher, Ravi was most recently a Managing Director at Blackstone Infrastructure Partners responsible for sourcing and executing midstream energy, utility, telecom and transportation transactions and, prior to that, was a Managing Director at Alinda Capital Partners, an infrastructure investment firm. 

Over his career, Ravi has been involved in more than $40 billion of transactions across various infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining the Firm, Ravi's representative transactions include advising:

  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in the fundraising, negotiation and execution of Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, LP, as a founding member of its $14 billion open-ended global infrastructure fund; as well as in connection with its: $3.6 billion take private and acquisition of the Limited Partner interests in Tallgrass Energy LP held by public shareholders; $3.3 billion acquisition of General Partner and Limited Partner interests in Tallgrass Energy LP from Kelso, Energy Minerals Group and Management; and the acquisition of a growth equity stake in Carrix, the largest marine terminal operator in the US and the Americas
  • Alinda Capital Partners in the fundraising, negotiation and execution of Alinda Infrastructure Fund II and Alinda Infrastructure Fund III as a senior member of the leadership team, and various separate managed accounts and related products, as well as in connection with several transactions including, among others, its: $2.82 billion sale of Reliance Home Comfort, LP, a Canadian provider of water heater and HVAC systems, to Cheung Kong Property Holdings and Cheung Kong Infrastructure; $1.15 billion acquisition, and $2.1 billion subsequent sale of, Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company; $1.89 billion sale of SourceGas Holdings LLC, a natural gas utility in Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming to Black Hills Corporation; acquisition of an 59% ownership stake in Howard Energy Partners and subsequent follow-on joint ventures and acquisitions including $850 million joint venture with WPX Energy and $500 million acquisition of Southwestern Energy Pennsylvania gas gathering assets; $505 million acquisition of NorTex Gas Storage; $800 million acquisition, and the $1.87 billion subsequent sale, of InterPark Holdings LLC, an owner and operator of off-airport and central business district parking lots and garage facilities; $1.05 billion sale of Aberdeen Airport, Southampton Airport and Glasgow Airport by Heathrow Airports Holdings Ltd. to consortium of Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund and Ferrovial Aeropuertos; acquisition and sale of an ownership interest in BAA Ltd./Heathrow Airport; £350 million private takeover of Energy Assets Group plc, an industrial and commercial gas metering business, listed on the London Stock Exchange; sale of South Staffordshire, a UK regulated water utility; $600 million sale of DukeNet Communications, a regional fiber optics provider in North Carolina and South Carolina, to Time Warner Cable; $625 million acquisition of EmiTel, leading Polish television and radio broadcast tower company, from Montagu Private Equity; and acquisition of Virginia International Gateway, Inc., owner of a state-of-the-art deep water marine container terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia, from A.P. Moller-Maersk Group
  • Fortress Investment Group on multiple transactions, including its: initial public offering – the first public listing of an alternative asset manager in the U.S. and honored as one of the Equity Deals of the Year in 2007 by International Financial Law Review; $3.5 billion acquisition of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc., a holding company invested in railroads, real estate, transportation and infrastructure assets; $1.1 billion acquisition of RailAmerica, a leading short line and regional rail service provider in the US and Canada; and in connection with the $5.8 billion acquisition of portfolio company, Global Signal, a US cell phone tower owner and operator
  • GSO Capital in its $1.6 billion acquisition of preferred 45% structured equity interest in Targa Badlands LLC, owner of Targa Resource’s assets in North Dakota 
  • TECO Energy on the $405 million sale of TECO Transport Corporation to Greenstreet Equity Partners L.P.

Ravi currently serves on the Board of Visitors for Columbia Law School and the Board of Directors of South Asian Youth Action, a non-profit youth development organization. He is also the recipient of the 2019 South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY) Corporate Leadership Award. 

Ravi received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Articles Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. He received a B.A. from Emory University, with honors, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Ravi is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Illinois.

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