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Dechert LLP

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Geraldine A Sinatra

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Geraldine A. Sinatra advises private equity sponsors through the life of their investments in portfolio companies. She advises sponsors in their domestic and cross-border acquisitions of portfolio companies and related financing transactions and represents sponsors and their portfolio companies in subsequent add-on acquisitions or dispositions, financings, dividend recapitalization transactions and restructurings.


The Ohio State University, B.S., 1988, summa cum laude with University Honors, Phi Beta Kappa; The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1991, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Managing Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Dechert LLP’s bold global investment into its private equity practice is certainly earning recognition. Having achieved real traction in New York with a number of important hires, it has turned its sights to building its platforms in London and Asia. Clients now include Bregal Partners, Centre Partners Management, One Equity Partners, Court Square Capital Partners, GIC, Graham Partners, Quilvest Private Equity and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors. It maintains a solid middle-market footing and is gaining further ground in big-ticket deals. Healthcare and financial services are two key sectors for the team, which provides ‘good value for money’ and a ‘good overall service’. The firm advised new client MSD Partners on its acquisition, alongside CCMP Capital Advisors and Alberta Investment Management, of Hayward Industries. It also represented GIC, as part of a private equity consortium led by Blackstone, in the acquisition of a majority stake in Thomson Reuters. Mark Thierfelder is chair of the global private equity practice and has an outstanding reputation. Philadelphia partner Geraldine Sinatra is ‘great with strategy and high-level business advice’ and is ‘good at applying her broad knowledge to the situation at hand’. Jonathan Kim and Christian Matarese are both up-and-coming names, and Markus Bolsinger has helped elevate the team in New York. Derek Winokur and Philadelphia-based CEO Henry Nassau are also recommended. Named lawyers are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

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