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Gary Horowitz

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions


Corporate Partner concentrating on M&A for private equity firms and corporations, joint ventures and corporate finance matters, with an emphasis on asset management, insurance, healthcare and media. Advises corporations and appears before their boards regarding general corporate, disclosure and corporate governance matters. Represents Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Dillards, Axis Financial, Sterling Partners, CNO Financial, Virtus, The Carlyle Group and the major investment banks.


Joined firm, 1982; Partner, 1989.


BS, Cornell University, 1978; JD, Columbia Law School, 1981, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Columbia Law Review, Editor, 1980-81.

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Recommended for its ‚Äėgold-standard service‚Äô, the offering at¬†Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP¬†is ‚Äėhighly responsive, very commercial; decent value for money especially when considering importance of the work involved‚Äô. ‚ÄėGreat M&A lawyer‚Äô¬†Adam Signy¬†(noted for his ‚Äėgravitas and personable character‚Äô) worked alongside¬†Ben Spiers¬†in the representation of Melrose Industries in connection with its announced unilateral offer to acquire engineering firm GKN.¬†Derek Baird¬†handled United Group‚Äôs acquisition of the Croatian and Slovenian media portfolio owned by Central European Media Enterprises for ‚ā¨230m, while¬†Clare Gaskell¬†assisted New York partners¬†Gary Horowitz¬†and¬†Elizabeth Cooper¬†on HNA Group‚Äôs acquisition of a 24.95% ownership stake in OM Masset Management from Old Mutual.¬†Wheatly MacNamara¬†has recently been active on the buy-side for private equity clients including The Blackstone Group and KKR.

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