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A partner in the Corporate Department, Tarun Stewart is a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. His practice focuses on private equity transactions and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.


Tarun has worked on a variety of public and private company mergers, asset deals, stock deals, joint ventures, venture capital deals, recapitalizations and buy-out transactions. From 2002 until 2007, Tarun was resident in the Paul, Weiss London office.

His recent representations include:

  • Apollo Global Management in the sale of its Principal Maritime fleet of oil tankers to Teekay Tankers for $662 million in cash and stock;
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in its $575 million acquisition of the Educational Technology and Services division of Scholastic;
  • Genco Distribution System in its $1.4 billion sale to FedEx Corporation;
  • Prestige Cruises International in its $3.03 billion sale to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings;
  • Advanstar Communications in its $970 million sale to UBM;
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners in its $900 million sale of Primus International to Precision Castparts;
  • Warner Music Group in its $3.3 billion sale to Access Industries;
  • General Atlantic as co-lead of a consortium of private investors in the $1.86 billion acquisition of First Republic Bank from Bank of America;
  • Mitsubishi Rayon in its $1.6 billion acquisition of Lucite International;
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners in its $2.0 billion acquisition of Firth Rixson plc;
  • CVC Capital Partners in its $1.7 billion acquisition of Samsonite Corporation;
  • Citigroup in its investment in Housing Development Finance Corporation, a leading Indian mortgage lending company;
  • Hollinger International in its $1.3 billion sale of The Daily Telegraph to the Barclay brothers;
  • Hanley Wood, a business-to-business media company, in its auction and sale for more than $600 million to CCMP Capital; and
  • General Atlantic in its investments in (1) Hexaware Technologies, an Indian business process outsourcing company; (2) Net 1 UEPS Technologies, a South African payment processing business; (3) Jubilant Organosys, an Indian pharmaceuticals business; (4) LHS, a German software company; and (5) Global Collect, a Dutch payment processing business.

Tarun has been recognized in Legal 500 as a leading lawyer for private equity buyouts. He joined the firm in 1996 and was elected partner in 2004.



  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1996
  • A.B., Brown University, 1993
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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