Brian M. Steinhardt

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Brian M. Steinhardt

Brian M. Steinhardt

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Brian M. Steinhardt is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department. He regularly represents leading companies, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with a broad range of corporate finance transactions, including bank and bridge loan financings and acquisition financings. He also advises companies on a range of corporate finance transactions, including oil and gas and project financings. His clients have included Hellman & Friedman LLC, Apax Partners LLP, EQT Partners, Centerbridge Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Sirius XM Radio Inc. and Weight Watchers International, Inc. In 2008, Brian represented the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on its approximately $30 billion financing arrangement related to JPMorgan’s acquisition of Bear Stearns, and in 2009 he represented the U.S. Treasury Department concerning certain financing arrangements for the Legacy Securities Public-Private Investment Program.

Brian’s recent finance experience has included the representation of:

* Hellman & Friedman LLC in connection with the financing of its approximately $1.8 billion acquisition of Applied Systems, Inc.
* Energy Capital Partners, LLC in connection with the financing of its pending acquisition of NESCO, LLC
* King.com in connection with the negotiation of its $150 million senior secured asset based revolving credit facility
* Hellman & Friedman LLC in connection with the financing of its approximately $4.4 billion acquisition of Hub International Limited.
* Apax Partners LLP in connection with the financing of its approximately $1.1 billion acquisition of rue21, Inc.
* Weight Watchers International, Inc. in connection with the negotiation of its $2.65 billion senior secured credit facilities
* Sirius XM Radio Inc. in connection with the negotiation of its $1.25 billion senior secured revolving credit facility
* TPG Capital, L.P. in connection with the financing of its acquisition of FleetPride, Inc.
* Apax Partners LLP in connection with the financing of its approximately C$1.1 billion acquisition of Garda World Security Corporation
* Kronos Incorporated, a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman LLC, in connection with the negotiation of its $1.965 billion first and second lien senior secured credit facilities
* Eaton Corporation in connection with the financing of its approximately $11.8 billion acquisition of Cooper Industries
* Ellucian L.P., parent company of Datatel, Inc. and a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman LLC, in connection with the financing of its $1.775 billion acquisition of SunGard Higher Education
* An investor group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in connection with the financing of its $7.2 billion acquisition of Samson Investment Company
* CoStar Group, Inc. in connection with the financing of its approximately $860 million merger with Loopnet, Inc.
* Apax Partners LLP in connection with the financing of its C$745 million acquisition of Trader Corporation from Yellow Media Inc.
* Lion Capital LLP in connection with the financing of its $980 million acquisition of Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
* Hellman & Friedman LLC in connection with the financing of its $1.3 billion acquisition of Associated Materials, LLC
* TPG Capital, L.P. in connection with the financing of its $1.3 billion acquisition of American Tire Distributors, Inc.
* Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and TPG Capital, L.P. in connection with the financing of their $45 billion acquisition of TXU Corp.

Brian joined the Firm in 1999. He received his B.A., with great distinction, from McGill University in 1994 and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1998.

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Brian M. Steinhardt
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Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1998

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

BA with Great Distinction
Class of 1994

McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1821 during the British colonial era, the university bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Glasgow, Scotland and alumnus of Glasgow University, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university.

Career History
Partner
1999 - Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. purchases Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc.

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KKR & Co., Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase Sempra Infrastructure Partners from Sempra Energy

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Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners purchase Altice Usa, Inc. /Lightpath Fiber Enterprise Business from Altice USA, Inc.

Awards & Honors
1999
Admitted to the New York Bar
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