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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
425 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States

Work Department

Corporate/Private Funds/Investment Funds

Position

Partner specialising in investment management. Heads the Firm’s Private Funds Practice. Advises clients globally on private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, and similar funds. Representative clients: Aquiline, CapGen Financial, The Carlyle Group, CIM Group, CVC Capital Partners, Deutsche Bank, Intrepid Financial Partners, JC Flowers & Co., Macquarie, Morgan Stanley, New Mountain Capital, The Sentient Group and Sterling Investment Partners.

Career

Joined, 1983; Partner, 1992.

Memberships

Founder, past Co-Chair annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds.

Education

Yale Law School (J.D., 1983); New College, Oxford University (M.A., 1980); Dartmouth College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1978).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

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Large-cap fund formation mandates and high-value asset manager M&A matters form the backbone of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP‘s practice. Highlights included Barrie Covit and Washington DC-based David Greene advising The Carlyle Group on forming $18.5bn fund Carlyle Partners VII, which made investments in five industries across the US; Thomas Bell assisting Macquarie with the formation and fundraise of MIRA Infrastructure Global Solution (MIGS), the client’s first globally diversified umbrella infrastructure fund; and Jonathan Karen advising Brightstar Capital Partners on its inaugural fundraise, which raised $710m. The client base includes Morgan Stanley, Blackstone, and KKR. Other key contacts include Peter Gilman, Glenn Sarno, Jason Herman and Parker Kelsey; Palo Alto-based Michael Nooney and Tom Wuchenich in Los Angeles are also names of note. Unless stated otherwise, all named attorneys are based in New York.