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Jordan J. Cross
 

Jordan J. Cross

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Jordan Cross’s practice focuses on the organization, structuring and operation of private investment funds across a range of strategies. Jordan represents some of the largest and most prominent sponsors of private equity funds, including Silver Lake, Blackstone, Carlyle, KKR, Brightstar Capital Partners and Greyhound Capital Partners. He advises on a variety of related matters, including separate accounts, funds-of-one and similar custom arrangements, as well as carried interest and similar internal GP arrangements and strategic initiatives involving private fund sponsors.

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Work Highlights
  • Silver Lake in connection with multiple fundraises, including the establishment of Silver Lake Partners VI ($20 billion), Silver Lake Partners V ($15 billion) and Silver Lake Alpine ($2.4 billion)
  • Carlyle in connection with multiple fundraises, including Carlyle Partners VII ($18.5 billion), Carlyle Europe Partners V (€6.4 billion), Carlyle Asia Partners V ($6.55 billion) and Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners III ($1.1 billion)
  • Blackstone in connection with the establishment of its inaugural growth equity fund Blackstone Growth ($4.5 billion), Blackstone Real Estate Partners IX ($20.5 billion) and the Blackstone Infrastructure investment program
  • Brightstar Capital Partners in connection with the establishment of its inaugural fund program, and in raising over $1.2 billion for its second flagship fund, Brightstar Capital Partners Fund II
Education
  • Columbia Law School, 2013 J.D.
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • McGill University, 2010 B.A.
Admissions
  • New York 2015

Jordan Cross is a Partner in the Private Funds Practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. He focuses on the formation and operation of private equity funds, including buyout funds, growth equity funds, infrastructure funds, real estate funds, distressed and other debt funds and co-investment funds, as well as separate accounts, funds-of-one and similar custom arrangements. His practice also includes advising on carried interest and similar internal GP arrangements and strategic initiatives involving private fund sponsors.

Jordan regularly represents some of the largest and most well-known private fund sponsors, including Silver Lake, Blackstone, Carlyle and KKR. He has advised on numerous private equity fund formations, including:

  • Silver Lake in connection with multiple fundraises, including the establishment of Silver Lake Partners VI ($20 billion), Silver Lake Partners V ($15 billion) and Silver Lake Alpine ($2.4 billion)
  • Carlyle in connection with multiple fundraises, including Carlyle Partners VII ($18.5 billion), Carlyle Europe Partners V (€6.4 billion), Carlyle Asia Partners V ($6.55 billion ) and Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners III ($1.1 billion)
  • Blackstone in connection with the establishment of its inaugural growth equity fund Blackstone Growth ($4.5 billion), Blackstone Real Estate Partners IX ($20.5 billion) and the Blackstone Infrastructure investment program
  • KKR in connection with the establishment of its first real estate credit opportunity fund KKR Real Estate Credit Opportunity Partners ($1.1 billion)
  • Brightstar Capital Partners in connection with the establishment of its inaugural fund program, which raised over $710 million in total commitments, and in raising over $1.2 billion for its second flagship fund, Brightstar Capital Partners Fund II

Jordan received his J.D. in 2013 from Columbia Law School and his B.A. in 2010 from McGill University. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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