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

Capital Markets


With twenty years of experience in corporate finance transactions, Ryan Bekkerus regularly represents leading private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and corporate issuers in connection with public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, as well as general corporate and securities law matters. He also routinely advises the Firm’s investment banking clients in high yield offerings and IPOs. Recently, he has advised clients including Apax Partners, Aqua America, Avantor, BC Partners, EQT Partners, GFL Environmental, JPMorgan, KKR, New Mountain Capital and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. Ryan recently co-authored the “United States” chapter in Getting the Deal Through: Acquisition Finance 2019, a Law Business Research project.


Joined Simpson Thacher in 2000


Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 2000); University of Minnesota (B.S.B., 1996).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has an impressive mix of investment grade and high-yield debt engagements from both issuers and underwriters. The fully-rounded and extensive practice is also at the forefront of convertible debt offerings and equity-linked instruments, derivatives and other key DCM products. Its client base features a range of major corporate issuers, first-time issuers, private equity houses and investment banks. Kenneth Wallach is an experienced figure in investment grade and high-yield debt, along with restructuring-related offerings. John Ericson is noted for underwriter-side engagements for both investment grade and high-yield debt offerings, including transactions linked to leveraged buyouts. Ryan Bekkerus is a key figure in leveraged finance-driven high-yield offerings. Roxane Reardon and Marisa Stavenas are also noted for convertible debt and liability management transactions respectively. Of counsel Kevin Kennedy and partner William Brentani are key names in Silicon Valley. Arthur Robinson has stepped down as head of the capital markets group.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has a well-rounded and high-end equity offerings practice, driven by a balanced mix of investment bank, private equity sponsor and general corporate clients. The firm has gained further traction in SPAC IPOs and de-SPAC transactions. With its history in private equity, the firm has really benefitted from the trend of private equity sponsors taking their portfolio companies public. The firm has made further progress in representing tech companies and unicorns, thanks in part to the success of its Palo Alto office and the activities of its esteemed private equity clients such as Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone. A team led by leading equity capital markets specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie  advised Blackstone portfolio company Bumble on its headline $2.5bn IPO. Kenneth Wallach also has an excellent record in novel transactions, including for regular client Silver Lake Partners. Joseph Kaufman and Roxane Reardon are highly rated, along with Ryan Bekkerus. William Brentani and Kevin Kennedy are key names in Palo Alto. All named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.