With a widely recognized top-level practice, we counsel our clients on their most sophisticated credit transactions. Of all U.S. law firms, we help clients finance the highest volume of transactions.
Increasingly, our clients are looking at financings that involve cross-border issues, so our practice has become more global in its focus. Our integrated team of lawyers practicing around the globe—including our English law finance practice in London and Asia finance practice in Hong Kong—provides comprehensive advice and serves the global debt platforms and needs of our clients.
Clients rely on us to advise on an array of sophisticated credit transactions and financial instruments at all levels of the corporate capital structure. Our practices focus on many areas of the bank and syndicated lending market, including:
- Leveraged finance
- Acquisition finance, including bridge financing
- Investment grade finance
- Project and energy finance
Band 1 ranking in Banking and Finance (Chambers USA 2007-2018)
Advised on 600+ banking transactions for a total financing volume of $875+ billion—100 deals and $45+ billion more than the nearest competitor
(Loan Pricing Corporation 2015-2017)
Through our work with arrangers and borrowers of syndicated credits, Simpson Thacher has participated in the structural development and geographic expansion of the syndicated credit market across all phases of the credit cycle. In addition, we have bolstered our restructuring work to complement our banking practice.
Most importantly, the Firm’s collegial style matches well with the project team approach used by most of our arranger and borrower clients.
“With a well-balanced practice that covers most corners of the market, Simpson Thacher provides the template that many firms aspire to.”
|Broadcom’s $100 billion of committed debt financing to fund its proposed acquisition of Qualcomm |
|AT&T’s $85.4 billion proposed acquisition of Time Warner |
|Twenty-First Century Fox’s announced spin-off related to its $52.4 billion sale to Disney |
|ChemChina’s $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta |
|Blackstone-led consortium’s announced $20 billion acquisition of a majority interest in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk Business |
|Mars’ $9.1 billion acquisition of VCA |
|Northrop Grumman’s announced $8.5 billion acquisition of Orbital ATK |
|KKR’s announced €6.825 billion acquisition of Unilever’s global Spreads business |
|Thermo Fisher’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Patheon |
|Sinclair’s announced $6.6 billion acquisition of Tribune Media |
|Avantor’s $6.4 billion acquisition of VWR |
|Lions Gate Entertainment’s $4.4 billion acquisition of Starz |
|KKR and CDPQ’s $4.3 billion acquisition of USI Insurance Services |
|Silver Lake and P2 Capital Partners $3.5 billion acquisition
of Blackhawk |