Ryan Robert Bekkerus

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Ryan Robert Bekkerus

Ryan Robert Bekkerus

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Ryan Bekkerus is a Corporate Partner in the Firm’s New York office. Ryan focuses his practice on corporate finance and leveraged acquisition transactions. He has represented issuers, private equity sponsors and underwriters in high yield bond offerings, initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings and other corporate finance transactions. Ryan also regularly advises clients with respect to corporate governance, securities laws and general corporate matters. Ryan has advised, among others, Apax Partners, BC Partners, Energy Capital Partners, First Reserve, Vista Equity Partners, JPMorgan, Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley.

Ryan’s recent transactions include:

* Vista Equity in connection with the financing for its $6.5 billion acquisition of Solera Holdings
* BC Partners-led consortium in the financing for its $8.7 billion acquisition of PetSmart, Inc.
* JPMorgan and Credit Suisse in a high yield offering of $575 million to finance the $4.1 billion acquisition of Pharmaceutical Product Development by Carlyle
* JPMorgan and Barclays in a high yield offering of $800 million to finance the $4.3 billion acquisition of Burger King by 3G Capital
* KKR in connection with the financing for its $5.7 billion acquisition of Del Monte Foods Company
* First Reserve in connection with the $310 million IPO of CHC Group Ltd.
* Apax Partners in connection with various leveraged buyouts, including rue21, Trader Corporation and Cengage Learning
* Team Health Holdings, a Blackstone portfolio company, in its IPO and NYSE listing and multiple common stock offerings

Ryan recently co-authored the “United States” chapter in Getting the Deal Through: Acquisition Finance 2016, a Law Business Research project. The chapter provides an analysis with respect to common questions encountered in acquisition finance transactions.

Ryan joined Simpson Thacher in 2000 and he received his J.D., cum laude, in 2000 from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S.B. from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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Ryan Robert Bekkerus
Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 2000

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

BSB
Class of 1996

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minnesota, U of M, or The U) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, with the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses being approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) apart. It is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,853 students in 2012–2013. The university is broadly organized into 19 colleges and schools, and it has sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.

Career History
Partner
2000 - 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.

Political Donations
$500
2008

Former President of United States

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Colony Capital, Inc., Digital Colony Management LLC purchase Boingo Wireless, Inc.

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R1 RCM, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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GFL Environmental, Inc. issued USD Subordinate Voting Shares - Bought Deal

Awards & Honors
2002
Admitted to the New York Bar
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