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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation

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Barrie Covit is highlighted as  "brilliant" and a "very smart" lawyer by impressed sources. He wins acclaim for his deep experience across the private equity fund formation industry.

Sources characterise Glenn Sarno as "very knowledgeable and strong" in the private equity space. He frequently handles the formation of significant funds investing in debt and real assets.

Jason Herman is singled out by sources as "very talented" and "a great partner." He is recognised for his knowledge of forming substantial buyout, real estate and credit funds.

Jonathan Karen is "a phenomenal practitioner," according to sources, who add that he is "really wonderful and a pleasure to deal with." He is known for his extensive understanding of launching buyout, credit, energy and real estate funds.

Michael Wolitzer is highly proficient in establishing private equity funds including credit and real asset funds. Sources state that "he's terrific," highlighting that "he's an excellent lawyer and he's commercial."

Thomas Bell regularly advises leading asset management clients on raising large real estate and infrastructure funds. Sources dub him "an excellent lawyer"  and a "really important presence in the space."

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Overview

Simpson Thacher has represented private funds clients for over 40 years, playing a prominent role in the development of the private funds industry and earning the firm a unique leadership role in the sector. The team provides comprehensive advice to many of the world’s best-known institutional alternative asset managers, as well as first-time funds and independent boutiques.

The Firm has acted as sponsor counsel on a number of global fundraisings, including advising recently on: Blackstone Capital Partners VII, CVC Capital Partners VII, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII, and Carlyle Partners VI, among others.

For more, visit http://www.stblaw.com/client-services/practices/corporate/investment-funds/private-funds. 

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation Department

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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425 Lexington Avenue

New York

New York

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NY 10017-3954

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Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation


Barrie B Covit
Band 1
Glenn R Sarno
Band 3
Jason Herman
Band 3
Jonathan Karen
Band 3
Michael Wolitzer
Band 1
Thomas Bell
Band 1