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Naveed  Anwar
 

Naveed Anwar

Partner
 
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304 
 
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Naveed Anwar is a Corporate Partner based in the Firm’s Palo Alto Office. Naveed’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, where he represents public and private companies and private equity firms in a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. He has experience in a broad range of transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, leveraged buyouts, de-SPAC transactions, recapitalizations, venture financings, joint ventures and other complex transactions across a wide variety of sectors. Recently named a 2021 “West Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, Naveed was also recognized as a 2019 Law360 “Rising Star” in Private Equity and included in Daily Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” in California in 2018.

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Work Highlights
  • Dell Technologies in connection with its spin-off of VMware and its exchange of Class V tracking stock
  • Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman in their majority investment in Medline Industries
  • Blackstone-led consortium in connection with its $20 billion acquisition of a majority interest in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk Business
  • EQT in its investment in and subsequent $9.6 billion sale of Aldevron, and its $4.6 billion acquisition of First Student and First Transit
  • Hellman & Friedman in connection with its $3.02 billion acquisition of Financial Engines
  • Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by True Wind Capital, in its $1.35 billion merger with Rover
  • Centerbridge in connection with its $1.26 billion acquisition of Syncsort and Vision Solutions
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development in connection with its $9 billion-valued recapitalization
Accolades
  • The American Lawyer 2021 “West Trailblazer”
  • Law360 2019 “Rising Star” in Private Equity
  • Daily Journal 2019 “Top 40 Under 40”
Education
  • University of Law, London, 2006 GDL
  • University of Law, London, 2007 LPC
  • University of Cambridge, Selwyn College, 2004 B.A. (Hons.) and MEng (Hons.)
Admissions
  • England and Wales 2009
  • California 2018

Naveed Anwar is a Corporate Partner based in the Firm’s Palo Alto Office. Naveed’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, where he represents public and private companies and private equity firms in a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. He has experience in a broad range of transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, leveraged buyouts, de-SPAC transactions, recapitalizations, venture financings, joint ventures and other complex transactions across a wide variety of sectors.

Recently named a 2021 “West Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, Naveed was also recognized as a 2019 Law360 “Rising Star” in Private Equity and included in Daily Journal’s 2018 “Top 40 Under 40” list, which honors the legal achievements of California’s most promising lawyers.

Naveed’s recent experience has included the representation of:

  • Dell Technologies in connection with its spin-off of VMware and its exchange of Class V tracking stock
  • Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman in their majority investment in Medline Industries
  • Blackstone-led consortium in connection with its $20 billion acquisition of a majority interests in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk Business
  • EQT in its investment in and subsequent $9.6 billion sale of Aldevron, and its $4.6 billion acquisition of First Student and First Transit
  • Hellman & Friedman in connection with its $3.02 billion acquisition of Financial Engines
  • Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by True Wind Capital, in its $1.35 billion merger with Rover
  • Centerbridge in connection with its $1.26 billion acquisition and subsequent sale of Syncsort and Vision Solutions
  • Hellman & Friedman in connection with its investment in SimpliSafe
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development in connection with its $9 billion-valued recapitalization

Selected representations on which Naveed has worked prior to Simpson Thacher include:

  • PAI Partners in connection with its acquisition of Vacant Property Specialists
  • Silverfleet Capital in connection with its acquisition of AGR Holdings AS
  • Equistone Partners in connection with its divestment of The Mill
  • Intermediate Capital Group on its acquisition of the ATPI Group

Naveed spent a year on secondment at 3i Group plc in London where he advised 3i’s Private Equity team on a range of acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings in North America, Europe and the Far East.

Naveed received his LPC in 2007 and his GDL in 2006 from the University of Law, London and his B.A., with honours, and his MEng., with honours, from the University of Cambridge, Selwyn College, in 2004.

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