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Glenn R. Sarno
 

Glenn R. Sarno

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Glenn practices in the Corporate Department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, focusing on private investment funds and other facets of “alternative asset management.” He has represented private fund sponsors on a global basis, such as Alinda, A&M Capital, Angra, Arlon, Aquiline, Babcock & Brown, BTG Pactual, Bridgepoint, Brown Brothers, Carlyle, CVC, Cypress, KKR, Macquarie, Riverstone, SteelRiver and Tiger in many different asset categories, including traditional private equity, real estate, infrastructure, mezzanine and senior debt, RMBS, CMBS, CDOs, food and agriculture, healthcare, education, timber and carbon credits, manager stakes, seed capital, co-investment and secondaries. He has represented various hedge fund sponsors, such as Citigroup Alternative Investments, CVC Credit Partners, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Tiger Management, BTG Pactual, Napier Park, Goshen, Breeden Capital, Pendragon, Endeavour, Skybridge and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management. Glenn also has extensive experience with fund-of-funds, feeder funds, separately managed accounts, employee securities companies and listed fund products, as well as the structuring of “house-team” arrangements and “spin-outs” of private equity and hedge fund businesses.

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Work Highlights
  • Pretium in the raising of their flagship open-ended real estate fund, debt fund and private equity fund
  • A&M Capital Partners (an affiliate of Alvarez & Marsal) in the creation of their private equity platform and funds
  • Macquarie on the formation of its flagship infrastructure fund, in addition to multiple other funds and asset classes, including debt, energy, real estate, as well as employee vehicles
  • BTG Pactual in multiple fundraisings and asset classes, including the establishment of their flagship buyout, infrastructure and real estate funds
  • Riverstone in the creation of their debt platform and raising of their debt funds, infrastructure and other products
  • Aquiline Capital Partners in flagship buyout funds and house arrangements in the financial services sector
  • Carlyle in multiple fundraisings and asset classes, including the establishment of their primary real estate and Asian buyout funds
  • CVC in the establishment of their credit fund platform and funds
  • Alinda in the raising of their infrastructure and tangible assets funds and related products
  • Lone Star in the raising of their inaugural value-add real estate fund
  • Tiger Management in the reopening of its business to third-party investors through the raising of funds and accounts to invest in hedge fund managers
  • KKR in a private fund focusing on mezzanine debt investments and the structuring of their Amsterdam-listed investment partnership
Education
  • Duke University School of Law, 1992 J.D.
    With Honors
  • University of Connecticut, 1989 B.A.
    summa cum laude, University Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa
Associations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
Admissions
  • New Jersey 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey 1992
  • Connecticut 1993
  • New York 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 1994

Glenn practices in the Corporate Department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, focusing on private investment funds and other facets of “alternative asset management.” He has represented private fund sponsors on a global basis, such as Alinda, A&M Capital, Angra, Arlon, Aquiline, Babcock & Brown, BTG Pactual, Bridgepoint, Brown Brothers, Carlyle, CVC, Cypress, KKR, Macquarie, Riverstone, SteelRiver and Tiger in many different asset categories, including traditional private equity, real estate, infrastructure, mezzanine and senior debt, RMBS, CMBS, CDOs, food and agriculture, healthcare, education, timber and carbon credits, manager stakes, seed capital, co-investment and secondaries.

Glenn also has extensive experience with fund-of-funds, feeder funds, separately managed accounts, employee securities companies and listed fund products. He has represented various hedge fund sponsors, such as Citigroup Alternative Investments, CVC Credit Partners, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Tiger Management, BTG Pactual, Napier Park, Goshen, Breeden Capital, Pendragon, Endeavour, Skybridge and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management. Glenn has represented sponsors in structuring “house-team” arrangements and has also worked on “spin-outs” of private equity and hedge fund businesses and the creation and expansion of numerous boutique firms as well as alternatives platforms within larger institutions.

Glenn practiced in the Firm’s London office for two years, where he was involved in international fund formation and investments for clients such as Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, Sumitomo, Horizon, Chase Capital Partners, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, CIBC Oppenheimer and Foreign & Colonial and has been involved in the formation of country-focused funds investing in Italy, Eastern Europe, Russia and Hungary as well as those with a pan-European or Asian regional focus.

Glenn served for three years as the Chair of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Private Investment Funds, a 43-member committee comprised of leading in-house and external counsel practicing in the alternatives industry. He is also a member of the Private Investment Fund Forum, a group comprising New York City attorneys practicing extensively in the private funds area. Glenn has served as a member of the Corporate and M&A Advisory Boards of Practical Law, a service of Thomson Reuters, and was for several years a member of the Advisory Board of the Private Equity CFO Association. He has lectured extensively and published on alternative asset management topics in the United States and abroad.

Glenn is recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers’ Global and USA Guides, The International Who’s Who of Private Fund Lawyers and other similar publications. Chambers’ USA Guide reports that clients call him “a very smart, thoughtful person who is very impressive across a whole range of subjects; just a phenomenal lawyer.” Chambers’ Global Guide describes Glenn as “a real standout partner who is very smart” and clients report that “he's a terrific resource; his depth of knowledge is excellent.”

Glenn received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Connecticut in 1989, where he was a University Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D., with honors, from the Duke University School of Law in 1992, where he was the winner of the Hardt Cup moot court competition and the Best Judge award in the Dean’s Cup competition. Glenn currently serves on the Board of Visitors of Duke University School of Law.

Glenn is Chair of the Firm’s Investment & Pension Committee and serves as a member of the Opinion and Diversity committees. Prior to joining Simpson Thacher in 1993, Glenn clerked for the Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey.

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