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Michael J. Nooney
Partner
 
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304 
 
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Phone: +1-650-251-5070
Fax: +1-650-251-5002
A leading private funds advisor in the United States, Mike Nooney practices from our Palo Alto office. He is one of the most experienced private funds attorneys in the country, providing key advice on the organization and operation of private equity funds, hedge funds and all types of alternative asset vehicles. He also regularly represents clients in other corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts. His clients include American Industrial Partners, Blum Capital, Castle Creek Capital, Fremont Partners, Glenbrook Capital, Health Evolution Partners, Hellman & Friedman, Indaba Capital, Insignia Capital, KKR, KSL Capital, Pantheon Ventures, Platinum Equity, Riverwood Capital, Rubicon Technology Partners, Sycamore Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures and Vista Equity. Earlier in his career, before he was a Founding Partner of our office in Silicon Valley, Mike spent three years in our London office.

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Work Highlights
  • Hellman & Friedman in multiple fundraisings, including the establishment of its most recent $10 billion private equity fund
  • Platinum Equity in multiple fundraisings, including raising $3.75 billion for Platinum Equity Capital Partners Fund III and related entities
  • Sycamore Partners in the formation of its $1 billion inaugural private equity fund, one of the largest first-time funds raised in 2012, and its latest $2.5 billion private equity fund
  • Vista Equity Partners in raising $3.5 billion for Vista Equity Partners Fund IV
  • KSL Capital in multiple fundraisings, including in the establishment of a $2 billion buyout fund, KSL Capital Partners III
  • American Industrial Partners in multiple fundraisings, including the establishment of its most recent and largest fund, American Industrial Partners Capital Fund V, with commitments in excess of $700 million
  • Riverwood Capital and TPG in their acquisition of Aptina Imaging from Micron Technology, as well as in the sale of Aptina to ON Semiconductor
Education
  • Columbia Law School, 1991 J.D.
  • Columbia Business School, 1991 M.B.A.
  • Saint Louis University, 1986 B.A.
    summa cum laude
  • Saint Louis University, 1986 B.S.
    summa cum laude
Associations
  • American Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 1992
  • California 2001

Michael J. Nooney is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in the Firm’s Corporate Department. He is one of the most experienced private funds attorneys in the country, providing key advice on the organization and operation of private equity funds, hedge funds and all types of alternative asset vehicles. He also regularly represents clients in other corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts.

Mike has advised many private equity and hedge fund sponsors and investors including Altamont Capital, American Industrial Partners, Blum Capital, Castle Creek Capital, Fremont Partners, Glenbrook Capital, Health Evolution Partners, Hellman & Friedman, Indaba Capital, Insignia Capital, KKR, KSL Capital, Pantheon Ventures, Platinum Equity, Riverwood Capital, Rubicon Technology Partners, Sycamore Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures and Vista Equity. Mike also has advised many companies on mergers and acquisitions matters, including American Trading and Production Corporation, Bay Networks, Becton Dickinson, Dun & Bradstreet, Drugstore.com, IMS Health, MCI, Pegasus Solutions and Preview Travel. He has advised the mergers and acquisitions groups of leading investment banking firms, including Citigroup, Credit-Suisse and Goldman Sachs.

Mike joined the Firm in 1991 and became a Partner in 1999. He was resident in the Firm’s London office from 1992 to 1995. He received his B.S. and B.A., summa cum laude, from St. Louis University in 1986 and his J.D. and M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1991.

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