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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States
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Work Department

Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions


Corporate Partner concentrating on M&A for private equity firms and corporations, with an emphasis on asset management, insurance, healthcare and media. Advises corporations and appears before their boards regarding general corporate, disclosure and governance matters. Represents Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Dillards, Axis Financial, Sterling Partners, CNO Financial, Virtus, Stone Point Capital and Laureate Education, Inc.


Joined firm, 1982; Partner, 1989.


Cornell University (B.S., 1978); Columbia Law School (J.D., 1981), Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law Review, Editor, 1980-81.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

(Hall of Fame)

Gary HorowitzSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Praised for its ‘knowledge‘ and ‘leadership‘ within the private equity market, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a regular advisor to many of the largest and most active funds in the market, handling bulge-bracket and volume mandates for the likes of Blackstone, Apollo, and Warburg Pincus, alongside many others. The firm advises on major buyouts and portfolio transactions, including several of the largest deals in the market, and is able to handle complex arrangements such as carve-outs, take-privates, and consortium arrangements such as Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman’s majority investment in Medline Industries, Inc. ‘True leaderMarni Lerner co-heads the team, and remains a leading name in the market, regularly handling high-profile deals such as KKR’s $4.7bn buyout of Global Atlantic, which also saw a key role for Katie Sudol. Co-head Elizabeth Cooper is noted for her active work on behalf of Blackstone, most notably the $5bn acquisition of The Chamberlain Group from Duchossois alongside Anthony Vernace, who continues to establish himself as a go-to for major private equity deals. The highly experienced Gary Horowitz is a senior figure within the team who offers strategic guidance to funds clients, while Palo Alto-based Atif Azher is a key figure for the firm on the West Coast and particularly strong in tech sector transactions. Michael Holick has a growing profile within the market, and is increasingly active on behalf of many of the firm’s bulge-bracket clients and portfolio companies. Lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.