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Ralph Voltmer
Ralph C. Voltmer
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5479 rvoltmer@cov.com Download V-card

Ralph Voltmer, Jr., a partner in the firm's corporate group, advises both U.S. and foreign clients in cross-border transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and financings (whether debt or equity). Mr. Voltmer has represented clients on a variety of transactions in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and he is the chair of the firm's India Practice.

  • Representing Reliance Industries Limited in connection with the combination of its digital music business, JioMusic, with Saavn Media, a leading global music app in connection with which Reliance made an up-front investment of U.S. $124 million and made a commitment for an additional equity investment of U.S. $80 million, all of which resulted in Reliance having a controlling interest in the combined entity, which is valued in excess of U.S. $1 billion.
  • Representing Piramal Critical Care, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Limited, on its acquisition of an Abbreviated New Drug Application relating to Levothyroxine Sodium for Injection and related assets from Fera Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Fera Development, LLC, and Oakwood Laboratories, LLC, and the negotiation of a Manufacturing Supply Agreement with Oakwood Laboratories, LLC.
  • Representing Piramal Critical Care, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Limited, in connection with a Distribution Agreement with Meitheal Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Representing Piramal Critical Care Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Limited, in the acquisition of the portfolio of intrathecal spasticity and pain management drugs from Mallinckrodt LLC in an all cash deal in the amount of U.S. $171 million, plus an earn-out of up to an additional U.S. $32 million.
  • Representing Piramal Critical Care Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Limited, in the acquisition of five anesthesia and pain management injectable products marketed in over 50 countries from Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, a wholly-owned Dutch subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Inc. for an upfront consideration of $155 million, plus a potential earnout component of up to 20 million if the product portfolio achieves certain financial milestones.
  • Representing PEL Pharma Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Limited, in the acquisition of Ash Stevens, Inc, for an upfront cash payment of US $42,950,000, plus an earnout of up to US $10,000,000.
  • Representing Cisco Systems in connection with the acquisition of 47Line Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Cmpute.IO, a Delaware corporation together with its wholly-owned Indian subsidiary.
  • Representing Famy Care Limited in the $750 million sale of its women's health business to Mylan Laboratories Limited.
  • Representing Reliance Industries Limited in the acquisition of a 5% equity stake in film entertainment company Eros International Plc, a NYSE listed company.
  • Representing Reliance Retail Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, on its private equity investment for a 16% ownership interest in U.S. software company, KaiOS Technologies, Inc.
  • Representing Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, on its investment in NetraDyne, Inc., a technology startup company founded by a team consisting of former Qualcomm senior executives and an individual from NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • Representing a U.S.-based investor in its $200 million investment in connection with a $436 million private equity financing by a Cayman Island start-up venture formed to acquire wireless telecommunications licenses in Europe and to build and operate next generation digital wireless telecommunications systems.
  • Representing Montane Ventures and its co-investors, Blume Ventures India Fund II and Blume Ventures Fund II, in each fund’s investment in the Series A Preferred Stock financing of Hybrent, Inc., a cloud-based software company focused on supply chain and inventory management for hospitals and medical offices.
  • Representing Mindtree Ltd. in connection with its acquisitions of Discoverture Solutions and Keste LLC.
  • Representing Reliance Retail Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, in connection with a license agreement with KaiOS Technologies with respect to a new operating system of a low cost feature phone.
  • Representing Football Sports Development on the formation of the Indian Super League (ISL).
  • Representing Reliance Industries Limited in connection with its $30 million investment in Studio 8, LLC.
  • Representing Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited in connection with the formation of the Open Mobile Device Foundation.
  • Representing Reliance Industries in a series of joint ventures with D. E. Shaw to provide non-banking financial services in India.
  • Representing the Walt Disney Company in its acquisition of India's UTV Software Communications Limited, an integrated media and entertainment company involved in broadcasting, motion pictures, games content, interactive and television content.
  • Representing Magticom Ltd., the largest telecommunications company in the Republic of Georgia, in connection with the development of the first direct-to-home satellite programming service in Georgia, which included agreements with SES Astra, Harmonic and Deltacom for the launch of the DTH service.
  • Representing Reliance Life Sciences in a $35 million investment in an MPM BioVentures Fund.
  • Representing HIT Entertainment in the formation of the "Jim Jam" joint venture with Chellomedia, an affiliate of Liberty Global.
  • Representing National Geographic in the formation of NGC Network International LLC, a joint venture among NGT, Inc., a subsidiary of National Geographic Society, National Broadcasting Company and FOX Entertainment Group, Inc., for the international development and operation of the National Geographic Channel cable network; and the formation of NGC Network US, LLC, a joint venture between NGT, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group, for the development and operation of the National Geographic Channel in the U.S..
  • Representing PBS in connection with its participation in the formation of a cable channel network for pre-school aged children, PBS Kids Sprout, a joint venture among PBS, Hit Entertainment Plc, Sesame Workshop and Comcast Corporation -- a venture formation transaction that involved, among other things, the licensing of programming, the commitment of equity funding, and carriage on cable systems.
  • Representing Scholastic Entertainment in the formation of a joint venture among ION Media Networks, Inc., NBC Universal, Inc., and Classic Entertainment to create Qubo, a children’s linear program service.
  • Representing the Special Committee of Moscow Cablecom Corp. in a going private transaction with Renova Media Enterprises Ltd., the largest single shareholder of MOCC.
  • Serving as special counsel to the Supervisory Board of Primacom AG, a publicly traded cable operator in Germany, in connection with a proposed restructuring with Primacom’s senior lenders.
  • Representing Balkrishna Industries Limited on a $100,000,000 secured facility agreement with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Singapore Branch, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Singapore Branch.
  • Representing Balkrishna Industries Limited in a $175 million secured facility agreement syndicated in Asia, with the lending banks including the Asia branches of BNP Paribas (as facility agent), Standard Chartered Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and the State Bank of India.
  • Representing Reliance Infocomm Limited in connection with its $750 million financing from the Export-Import Bank of the United States and Export Development Canada, the proceeds of which were used to assist Reliance Infocomm in building a state of the art telecommunications infrastructure for India.
  • Representing Telemobil S.A., a Romanian wireless telecommunications services provider, operating under the trade name Zapp®, in arranging $40 million in senior loans and $54 million in sponsored subordinated loans. Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG and Raiffeisen Bank S.A. provided the senior loans, and the Export-Import Bank of the United States and Black Sea Trade and Development Bank provided the subordinated loans. Leading global telecommunications technology provider, QUALCOMM Incorporated, also represented by Mr. Voltmer, and Saudi Arabian-based Saudi Oger Ltd. sponsored the subordinated loans.
  • Representing the borrower in connection with a €357 million multi-currency, secured facility made available by Fortis Bank S.A./N.V., the collateral for which was located in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, and Singapore.
  • Representing QUALCOMM in the purchase of assets of a UK-based 450 MHz handset design and manufacturing company, including the related intellectual property.
  • Advising the purchaser in the $85 million acquisition of Telemobil S.A., the Romania 450 MHz wireless telecommunications operator. Representing National Geographic Society in its agreement with Cengage Learning to sell its digital and print school publishing unit and to extend additional rights to use the National Geographic brand in higher education and library markets worldwide.

Pro Bono

  • Representing Global Initiative on Sharing Influenza Data (GISAID), a non-profit organization formed to foster the international sharing of avian influenza isolates and related data.
  • Chambers USA, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (2008-2015)
  • Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A (India) and Corporate/M&A (US) (2009-2018)
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific, India - Corporate/M&A (International Firms) (2010-2018)
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, India - Foreign Firms (2008-2012)
  • Recognized in Legal 500 for Intellectual Property - Trade Secrets (2017) and Telecoms - Finance: Advice to Telecommunications and Satellite Ventures - US (2007)