Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

USA - Nationwide
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A range of clients choose Simpson Thacher to advise on the full spectrum of transactions, including negotiated and unsolicited mergers and takeovers, minority investments and joint ventures, and buyouts. The firm also counsels clients on corporate governance and control matters, including proxy contests and challenges by activist investors.

Simpson Thacher offers clients a decades of experience in completing some of the largest and most complex transactions, including the recent representation of: ChemChina in its $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta, the Blackstone-led consortium in its $20 billion partnership with Thomson Reuters for its Financial & Risk business (now known as Refinitiv) and Microsoft in its $28.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn.

In the past five years, the combined value of Simpson Thacher’s M&A deals was approximately $2 trillion (excluding deals where value was not publicly announced). The Firm ranked #1 in Global Private Equity Announced Deals (by value) by Bloomberg in eight of the last 10 years.

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