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Gregory T. Grogan
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2477
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Greg Grogan is a Partner in the Firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice and focuses his work on executive retention and motivation in M&A transactions and IPOs, with a particular focus on private equity. In 2016, Chambers USA described Greg as “very technically proficient, practical, timely, responsive and just a wonderful lawyer.”

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Work Highlights
  • 75+ acquisitions or sales by Blackstone, including SeaWorld Entertainment, GSO Capital, Optiv Security, Apria Healthcare, Gates Global, Performance Food Group, Vivint, Tradesmen, Ascend Learning, GCA Services, Emdeon, Birds Eye Foods, Travelport, and AlliedBarton
  • Dozens of transactions for Blackstone Real Estate, including Hilton Hotels, Equity Office Properties, Brixmor, Motel 6, Invitation Homes, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Willis Tower, IndCor Properties, StuyTown/Peter Cooper Village, BioMed, Strategic Hotels, Capital Trust, Excel Trust, Apple REIT Six, and Merrill Lynch Asia’s real estate investment business
  • Public-to-private buyouts of PetSmart by BC Partners, The ADT Corporation by Apollo, and Nortek by Melrose
  • Microsoft’s acquisitions of LinkedIn, Nokia’s phone business, and Skype
  • Vodafone’s $130 billion sale of its U.S. group to Verizon Communication
  • IPOs of Blackstone, Hilton Hotels, Invitation Homes, SeaWorld, and Vivint Solar
  • Spinoffs at Hilton, Tyco, PPL and Blackstone
Accolades
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011–2018
  • The Legal 500 United States 2011–2017
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1998 J.D.
    cum laude; Journal of Law and Policy in International Business, Editor, Senior Editor, 1996–1998
  • California State University, Northridge, 1995 B.A.
Admissions
  • New York 2001

Greg Grogan is a Partner in the Firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice and focuses his work on executive retention and motivation in M&A transactions and IPOs, with a particular focus on private equity.  In 2016, Chambers USA described Greg as “very technically proficient, practical, timely, responsive and just a wonderful lawyer.”

Greg also routinely advises boards of directors with regard to CEO succession matters, including at Hilton Hotels, PetSmart, Johnson Controls, Gannett, SeaWorld, Change Healthcare, and Cosmopolitan Las Vegas (and, at the height of the financial crisis, both Wachovia and Washington Mutual).

Greg was recognized among the leading executive compensation lawyers in New York in the 2011-2018 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and the 2011-2017 editions of The Legal 500 United States.

Private Equity. Greg advised on the following private equity transactions:

  • More than 75 acquisitions or sales by Blackstone, including SeaWorld Entertainment, GSO Capital, Optiv Security, Apria Healthcare, Gates Global, Performance Food Group, Vivint, Tradesmen, Ascend Learning, GCA Services, Emdeon, Birds Eye Foods, Travelport, and AlliedBarton
  • Dozens of transactions for Blackstone Real Estate, including Hilton Hotels, Equity Office Properties, Brixmor, Motel 6, Invitation Homes, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Willis Tower, IndCor Properties, StuyTown/Peter Cooper Village, BioMed, Strategic Hotels, Capital Trust, Excel Trust, Apple REIT Six, and Merrill Lynch Asia’s real estate investment business
  • BC Partners’ $8.7 billion acquisition of PetSmart (and PetSmart's subsequent acquisition of Chewy.com)
  • The ADT Corporation’s $15 billion sale to Apollo
  • A private equity consortium’s acquisition of BankUnited through the FDIC
  • Centerbridge’s acquisitions of Great Wolf Resorts, GSI, American Renal Associates and Remedi SeniorCare
  • BC Partners and Silver Lake Partners’ acquisition of MultiPlan (and subsequent sale)
  • Melrose’s going-private acquisition of Nortek
  • New Mountain Capital’s control investment in AmWINs
  • Lightyear Capital’s acquisition of FIS’ healthcare benefit solutions business (Alegeus)
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners’ acquisition of Sword Insurance
  • Tyco International’s sale of its electrical and metal products business to Clayton Dubilier & Rice
  • LPL Financial Services’ sale to TPG and Hellman & Friedman
  • Financing of 3G’s acquisition of Burger King and Cerberus Capital’s acquisition of Chrysler

Strategic Transactions. Greg worked on the following non-buyout transactions:

  • Microsoft in its $28.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s phone business and in its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype from Silver Lake Partners
  • Vodafone’s $130 billion sale of its U.S. group to Verizon Communication
  • IPOs of Blackstone, Hilton Hotels, SeaWorld, Invitation Homes, Performance Food Group, Pinnacle Foods, Brixmor, Summit Materials, BankUnited, American Renal Associates and Graham Packaging (all as issuer’s counsel)
  • Hilton’s spinoff of Park Hotels and Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Blackstone’s spinoff of its advisory business to form PJT Partners
  • Invitation Homes in its $20 billion merger of equals with Starwood Waypoint Homes
  • Tyco in its merger of equals with Johnson Controls
  • Tyco’s separation of the company into three standalone public companies with an estimated value of $18 billion (including the merger of Tyco’s Flow Control business with Pentair in a $10 billion “reverse Morris trust” transaction)
  • Tyco’s $2 billion acquisition of Broadview Security (f/k/a Brink’s Home Security) and Tyco’s acquisition of Chemguard
  • Johnson Control’s $2 billion sale of its Scott Safety business to 3M
  • SiriusXM's strategic investment in Pandora
  • PPL’s spinoff of generation assets to form Talen Energy (and subsequent Reverse Morris Trust merger)
  • PPL’s $7.6 billion acquisition of E.ON US LLC
  • ITC Holding’s $11.3 billion sale to Fortis
  • AIG’s $4.8 billion sale of its Japan-based life insurance subsidiaries
  • IBERIABANK’s $1 billion acquisition of Sabadel United Bank
  • Ameriprise’s $1 billion acquisition of Bank of America’s long-term asset management business Columbia Management
  • CBRE’s $940 million acquisition of the global real estate investment management business from ING
  • Bowne & Co.’s $500 million all-cash merger sale to R.R. Donnelley & Sons
  • AOL’s $850 million acquisition of Bebo
  • Graham Packaging’s $4.5 billion sale to Reynolds Group

Greg also has previous experience advising on general M&A matters, including the independent directors of Fox Entertainment in connection with News Corp’s unsolicited tender offer for Fox; Coors in its merger of equals with Molson; the Santo Domingo family in its sale of Latin American brewer Bavaria S.A.; and Washington Mutual in the sale of its consumer finance business to Citigroup. He also represented Blackstone and KKR in numerous M&A transactions.

Greg joined Simpson Thacher in 2000 and became a Partner in 2007. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1998, where he was senior editor of the Journal of Law and Policy in International Business, and his B.A., in Journalism and Political Science, from California State University, Northridge, in 1995.

Greg served as one of the Firm's Hiring Partners from 2012-2017.

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